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Status Future consideration
Workspace Db2 AI for z/OS
Created by Guest
Created on Dec 19, 2017

Give the option to make an index "invisible" to DB2

Sometimes, when I have added and index, I have had some surprises in the optimizer using that index when it should not. I would like a quick way to make the index "invisible" to the optimizer and make it not eligible for access paths until I specify for that to happen. It would be much quicker to "flip a switch" than to drop the index (and then have to rebuild it once again to have it used).
  • Guest
    Jan 15, 2020

    This would definitely help DBAs during program optimization, but I find even more important that:

    • it would prevent -904 errors during the create process (24x7 dynamic sql vs the time needed for rebuilding large indexes)
    • it would improve DevOpt process (takes off the risk of access path changes when nobody is watching, just because new indexes are created; we tend to avoid creating indexes as automated tasks because of this)