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Status Future consideration
Workspace Db2 for z/OS
Created by Guest
Created on Jan 6, 2023

Enhance DB2 System Profile’s history table

Although DB2 profile history tables are available, they cannot currently provide a complete history of enabled and disabled profiles.

Actually, a DB2 profile is registered in the history tables only for START PROFILE commands, and only if the profile displays PROFILE_ENABLED='Y'. A subsequent START PROFILE command – related to a profile that was previously activated but now shows PROFILE_ENABLED='N' – does not result in a new entry, or update of an existing entry in the history tables, indicating that this specific profile is no longer active.

Similarly, a STOP PROFILE command that deactivates all profiles does not create or update any entries in the history tables.

This results in incomplete history tables that cannot be used for these time-related investigations.

In order to create a complete picture of the activation and deactivation times of a specific profile, it would be very desirable that, for each profile, profiles are registered in the history tables not only during activation, but also during the deactivation (either by STOP PROFILE, or if previously enabled=y, and now enabled=n).

Needed By Yesterday (Let's go already!)