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Db2 for z/OS

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Alias for REST Services

Db2 REST services, with versioning enabled, sets the first service created via the BIND SERVICE command to be the default this stage the URL and the REST service are in sync and the URL need not reference the version as DB2 will invoke ...
about 1 month ago in Db2 for z/OS 2 Delivered

Different Column Names for Union Query

IBM Db2 z/OS development team to allow different column names in different parts of a UNION clause, as long as their types match, and assign the column names from the first part of the UNION clause to the columns of resulting table
2 months ago in Db2 for z/OS 6 Delivered

Allow BIND(REPLACE) on a DB2 REST service

The current BIND SERVICE command allows BIND ACTION(ADD). It should be enhanced to include BIND ACTION(REPLACE). There are already enhancement Ideas present to allow for the replacing of the default version.During iterative development, or corre...
4 months ago in Db2 for z/OS 1 Delivered

Make the TCPIP address available for security purposes

Currently the only data available on IP address is the literal 'TCPIP'Please make the IP address available in a standardized fashion/form that the ESMs can exploit for source ID checking/verification...
9 months ago in Db2 for z/OS 1 Delivered

Choose statement concentration in JDBC on a per-statement level

Statement concentration is a good thing if you have software that is not well written and uses literals where it should use parameter markers.However, there are cases where using a literal helps the optimizer make a better decision. Statement conc...
about 1 year ago in Db2 for z/OS 2 Delivered

Reduce REBIND phase-in wait time

REBIND phase-in only occurs once IRLMRWT (RESOURCE TIMEOUT ZPARM) is reached if the package remains used, therefore new package executions will be delayed until IRLMRWT is reached. This wait time should be reduced to benefit from this feature on s...
over 1 year ago in Db2 for z/OS 1 Delivered

Allow application to decide whether lock escalation should occur

Db2 for LUW has an instance-wide configuration parameter DB2_AVOID_LOCK_ESCALATION that controls whether lock escalations occur or applications receive an SQL error. It would be good to have a similar feature in Db2 for z/OS -- of course, not sub...
over 1 year ago in Db2 for z/OS 2 Delivered

Support for python ibm_db driver on z/OS using z ODBC driver

The requirement is to offer connectivity to Db2 on z/OS natively by using the z/OS ODBC driver. The python driver has been enhanced to successfully compile on the z/OS platform, and basic validation and regression suite validation has been done. ...
over 1 year ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Delivered

Utility Flashcopy Templates verification in UTILINIT phase.

Running a reorg tablespace with a FlashCopy image copy instead of a classic image copy can lead to a successful reorg but a COPY Pending status if the FCCOPYDDN parm is pointing to a missing SYSTEMPL template although the System Action for the DSN...
almost 2 years ago in Db2 for z/OS 1 Delivered

Allow Client Information to be propagated from a Db2 REST call

In a multi-tenant environment it is of great importance to be able to quickly isolate a problem in order to resolve a problem. We are currently using the Db2 JDBC Client Information API to provide Db2 with various correlation data from our Java ba...
almost 2 years ago in Db2 for z/OS 2 Delivered