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Status Functionality already exists
Created by Guest
Created on Mar 8, 2022

allow QM to EASILY search for SQL that does data changes

This idea belongs to both the ISPF QM interface and the CAE browser interface.

I would like some method to use QM to EASILY find SQL that is doing data changes.

Sometimes I am using QM to search for SQL that is doing data changes.

Why? I am trying to understand who is changing a table. I might use QM to search on a data object (or database) and only want to see the DML (ins/upd/del/merge). Today I might find the interesting object and have to visually scan all the SQL and ignore the SELECT. This situation has come up more than once. I think it might be useful

another search perspective might be to use QM to find a userid or jobname and I only want to see the DML from that perspective. Ignore the SELECT

Basically, my idea is that it would be more user friendly to add a button or search option to allow QM to focus on SQL that is doing data changes.

most simply, you could filter on SQL that begins with INSERT/UPDATE/DELETE/MERGE. Although this might miss some rarer cases like SELECT from INSERT or perhaps CALL that does INSERT... perhaps you have the IFCID info that the SQL is doing data changes (IFCID QXRWSINSRTD for example).
I do not know HOW this option should be implemented. But I do know it would be useful.

Needed By Not sure -- Just thought it was cool
  • Guest
    May 3, 2022

    Thank you for submitting this enhancement request. While we view all the enhancement requests we receive as valuable and we would like to implement all of them, in an effort to have maximum transparency we are closing the ones that don’t currently appear on our two year product roadmap. This is not to say that these enhancements may not still be implemented at some point in the future, as we constantly evaluate our requirements on the basis of customer demand and technical impact and try to deliver maximum value to our customers.

    For this particular Idea, we believe the CQM offload database will adequately meet the intent of this requirement. We appreciate your feedback and would be happy to discuss your enhancement requests further, or if you need assistance with CQM offload database.