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Add catalog information when a Compression Dictionary was created

The compression dictionary date created is currently not available to help identify the age of the dictionary. The age would also help to identify dictionaries create before upgrading to the latest release.

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  • Nov 10 2020
  • Not Under Consideration
Who would benefit from this IDEA? The DBA team would want to know when dictionaries are from previous release or just old enough to consider recreating. This would be part of the routines that create REORG parameters to not include KEEP DICTIONARY.
How should it work?

A new date column would be created on SYSIBM.SYSTABLEPART. When a compression dictionary is created the column is updated. The column can be used to select old compression dictionaries that might benefit by being recreated.

Idea Priority Low
Priority Justification This is not a show stopper for helpful if can be included in a future maintenance release.
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    Janet Figone commented
    18 Dec, 2020 12:27am

    Thank you for submitting this enhancement request. Db2 for z/OS development has reviewed it. Although there are no plans to add a catalog column indicating when a dictionary was originally created, there are two other items which may assist in the management of compression dictionaries. The first is that DSN1COMP is being enhanced to operate against compressed datasets and thereby indicate whether recompression with a new dictionary would be beneficial. The second is that we are considering supporting a utility history table which could in future be used to determine whether KEEPDICTIONARY was used or not.


    Db2 for z/OS Development

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