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Db2 Utilities Suite for z/OS

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DIS UTIL could show also the Db2 Object involved

DISPLAY UTIL(*) is used daily, but it doesnt't show the Object involved/affected. This info is already in SYSUTILX so it seems to be possible to obtain it directly with the command Display. Currently, the DBA, Operator or Developer has to deal ...
over 2 years ago in Db2 Utilities Suite for z/OS 4 Future consideration

ENHANCEMENT FOR REDIRECTED RECOVERY - CHECK SCHEMA ONLY

ENHANCEMENT FOR REDIRECTED RECOVERY - CHECK SCHEMA ONLY The DB2 redirected recovery functionality allows RECOVER utility to be used to redirect the recovery of an object (the source) to another object (the target). The source and target objec...
over 1 year ago in Db2 Utilities Suite for z/OS 5 Future consideration

Help for complex utilities

For complex utilities (I primarily mean REORG here but copy and runstats are getting there!) an addition to the OPTIONS with a new keyword SHOW or EXPLAIN or HELP. This would change the utility to be PREVIEW in all cases! And it will just output t...
8 months ago in Db2 Utilities Suite for z/OS 1 Future consideration

include num of Rows discarded in a REORG DISCARD utility execution

It can/will be VERY useful to Db2 zOS users if the Object level utilities history will record the number of rows discarded in a REORG DISCARD utility execution. As documented I understand that the object level information will be available in v13 ...
8 months ago in Db2 Utilities Suite for z/OS 1 Future consideration

Alter PBG to PBR should be possible for tables with LOBs

The statement ALTER PARTITIONING TO PARTITION BY RANGE should be applicable for tables with LOB's. One of the main drivers for us to convert from PBG's to PBR's is that our LOB tablespaces are growing very large. As the base tables usually only co...
almost 2 years ago in Db2 Utilities Suite for z/OS 0 Future consideration

Support SORTWK with EAV

We run a REORG on a tablepace (~5TB) with 3 IXs and need ~17TB sort space. One of the IX (an NPI) needs ~15TB. We had a pool with 30TB, but this does not help/count. Reason: As the allocation of the SORTWKs by DB2 is limited to 10TB (255 * the lim...
3 months ago in Db2 Utilities Suite for z/OS 0 Future consideration

Allow creation of table with column definition WITH DEFAULT CURRENT DATE - x DAYS

We have a requirement to create some new tables, where we load a CSV file in every day. The CSV file contains information from the IMS Performance Analyzer Tool, and is always 2 days behind the current date. It would be nice to have the option to ...
6 months ago in Db2 Utilities Suite for z/OS 1 Future consideration

zSort information in Utilities History

When running some utilities Db2 can choose to use zSort. In Utilities History (SYSIBM.SYSUTILITIES). there is a column SORTNAME where you can see if DSSORT or DB2SORT has been used. The information if zSort has been used or not is vital as it can ...
over 1 year ago in Db2 Utilities Suite for z/OS 0 Future consideration

No Implicit Runstats when running Reorg that materializes pending DDL

When a REORG is run to materialize a pending DDL change, the REORG enforces an inline statistics (RUNSTATS) even though no statistics keywork is added to the REORG statement/card. it defaults to TABLE(ALL) INDEX(ALL). This obviously can impact acc...
about 3 years ago in Db2 Utilities Suite for z/OS 1 Future consideration

LOAD - Add ability to bypass REPORT phase when duplicates are present

Processing a TS with a lot of duplicates. We never look at the data from the REPORT phase. Also it takes a very long time to produce. Would like the ability to have a keyword to bypass this
7 months ago in Db2 Utilities Suite for z/OS 0 Future consideration