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Status Planned for future release
Workspace Db2 for z/OS
Created by Guest
Created on Mar 21, 2022

Full package support for Restful services

A restful service contains one and only one SQL statement and is, simply put, a mini-static package. It was delivered with a couple of problems. Firstly, the only way to tell if this static package is a restful service is to look at the HOSTLANG column not the TYPE column which you would expect. OK I can live with checking an extra field but then the worst, and second pain point, is that there is no support for EXPLAIN(ONLY). These restful services have access paths and we must be able to extract and check these without effecting running systems by doing a BIND SERVICE. Naturally there is also no REBIND SERVICE as all we got were BIND and FREE.

Long story short: Make restful services the same as static packages

Needed By Quarter
  • Guest
    Apr 19, 2022


    As I wrote the TYPE column is wrong but I do not really card about that...

    The pain point is the missing EXPLAIN(ONLY). For any static package you can issue an EXPLAIN(ONLY) to get a full explain of the all the statements within. You cannot do this for restful services which is a serious loss of functionality.



  • Admin
    Janet Figone
    Apr 14, 2022

    Hello Roy, The Db2 for z/OS development team reviewed this enhancement request and has the following feedback for you:

    There are at least 2 features being requested.

    1. Adding a new special catalog SYSPACKAGE TYPE value for REST packages, is declined.

    2. "Make restful services the same as static packages" - this is a general statement. Can you identify other items that you think are lacking or are missing from our native rest services?

    Can you modify this idea, or add an idea for the EXPLAIN(ONLY) function to ensure clarity on the expectation of what we'd consider delivering?

    Thank you,

    The Db2 for z/OS Development team