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IBM Product Master (MDM CE) database documentation
The support team asked us to raise and Idea about the need for database documentation in the use of Product Master.
We asked for such documentation (see PMR TS011634965 : https://www.ibm.com/mysupport/5003p00002lobUXAAY) and it was not available. There is a dire need for this, including in various task for exploitation.
Example : some jobs in the MDM can crash with the lock on DB2 tables still active. Use of the MDM after that requires that the lock are set free with the queries below :
>select * from lck where LCK_TYPE='S';
>select * from lck where LCK_TYPE='M' and (LCK_THREAD_ID != '-1' or LCK_JVM_ID != '-1’);
There are many other use for database documentation ; it is required in order to build SQL or WQL queries used in exploitation tasks. Some are described in the PMR, but there are many more and, as seen in many talks with the support, they cannot be predicted (ex : updates or deletes we were asked to correct some issues).
It would make sense, like in any ERP like application.
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