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Created on Sep 16, 2020

[Copy] Need clearer / more detailed DESCRIPTIONS of the SMF fields written by the DB2 CDC task

A number of the Descriptions of the fields of the SMF records written by the DB2 CDC z/OS process are not clear and would benefit by providing more more and/or more detailed DESCRIPTIONS. These descriptions are currently located in the Knowledge Center at the following link:

https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/en/SSTRGZ_10.2.1/com.ibm.cdcdoc.cdcforzos.doc/concepts/smfrecordlayout.html

Examples of fields that need additional detail include the following fields:

  1. TSSENTYP - the acronyms of the various tasks listed are unknown. Provide the full name and responsibility of the task identified in the 3 letter acronym.

Related to this is that the CDC SMF Performance segments uses these acronyms but provides no descriptions of the tasks nor its responsibilities which makes understanding the meaning of the individual metrics difficult and at times impossible. These are currently documented at the following site:

https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/en/SSTRGZ_10.2.1/com.ibm.cdcdoc.cdcforzos.doc/concepts/infospherechangedatacapturesmfperformancesegments.html