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Status Needs more information
Workspace Db2 for z/OS
Created by Guest
Created on Dec 29, 2021

make OSREQ (=OAM) calls work in Db2 STORED PROCEDURES which have a PACKAGE PATH

OSREQ=OAM calls are officially supported to be done in Db2 Stored Procedures. But this does not work, if the Db2 Stored Procedure is defined with a "PACKAGE PATH". I think this is, because OAM functions operate with and set different COLLECTIONS (CBRHTBSV, GROUPxx) but an existing PACKAGE PATH takes precedence over PACKAGESETS; therefore a changed PACKAGESET is ignored and leads to a -805 or similar. Currently, the approach to sucessfully call OSREQ (OAM) in Storded procedures demands OAM Packages to be bound in application collections (or reset the PACKAGESET etc.). If OSREQ/OAM would work in Db2 Stored Procedures with PACKAGE PATH, the Db2 Stored Procedure could be defined with a entire but segregated, correct and least scope of collection, etc. set of package-collections. I'm not sure, whether the current status comes down to a software defect or is lack of functionality; for the latter I'd like to submit it as idea here.
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    Janet Figone
    Apr 14, 2022

    Hello Josef, The Db2 for z/OS team has reviewed this enhancement request and would like to know you can update this idea with an example of a stored procedure that makes the OAM calls, how the CURRENT PACKAGESET is set (before calling the stored proc or inside the stored proc itself), and which collection ID is the OAM package is bound with. Also include the DDL statement for that stored procedure with the PACKAGE PATH keyword and its value.

    PACKAGE PATH (or CURRENT PACKAGE PATH) is higher than CURRENT PACKAGESET in precedence rule. So PACKAGE PATH, when specified for a stored proc, will be used to search for packages in the stored procedure's execution. Can you include the the collection IDs (CBRHTBSV, GROUPxx) in the stored procedure's PACKAGE PATH as well?

    Thank you,

    The Db2 for z/OS team