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Status Future consideration
Workspace Db2
Created by Guest
Created on Aug 12, 2021

Allow called Programs in z/OS to execute SQL without requiring the main program to be started with a DB2 plan.

When it becomes necessary for a called program in z/OS to execute SQL statements it is only possible when the main program is alredy called with a DB2 connection (DSN and Plan). While the required modification seems minor, it is next to impossible when the subprogram is callen by dozens of systems with responsibilities scattered all over the place.

With the currend development model it is not possible to properly encapsulate modules. I usually want to hide the fact that a module is using DB2 to the calling program. This is extremely painful in scenarios where we migrate from IMS/DB to DB2.

Needed By Yesterday (Let's go already!)