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Optim ZO/S Enhancement request

Please see attachment for the 2 enhancement requests for Optim ZO/S.

  • Guest
  • Jun 18 2020
  • Functionality already exists
Who would benefit from this IDEA? Anyone using your product, attempting other than doing a full extract will find it useful.
How should it work?

Enhance 1: Optim process should allow a key list created from an extract process to be saved and used on later DB2 and legacy tables.

Enhance 2: Example provided in the "Optim enhancement.txt"

Idea Priority High
Priority Justification Would be extremely useful in next release.
Client Name Mary J Kearney
  • Admin
    Peter Costigan commented
    1 Oct, 2020 03:45pm

    Closing as "Already Exists" because of the ways to do this that I've added in the comments above.

  • Admin
    Peter Costigan commented
    1 Oct, 2020 03:43pm

    Here is the content of the .txt file with the requirement:


    In future enhancements a record extract ‘key’ should be saved for matching against separate extracts.


    Please allow for one or more UNION ALL statements in the SQL part of the DB2 or Legacy extract:

    Notice the parenthesis needed at the beginning.


    WHERE FIELD_1 = 1

    fetch first 5000 rows only)



    WHERE FIELD_1 = 2

    fetch first 5000 rows only)

  • Admin
    Peter Costigan commented
    15 Aug, 2020 01:06am

    Hi Mary,

    For enhancement 1: Optim has a Point and Shoot list, which is a file containing a list of keys that can be used to initiate the Extract process against a start table. Another choice is, you can use the Optim Insert with a column map to insert only the keys of a table into a smaller table in Db2, and use that as a starting table.

    Does one of those satisfy the Enhancement 1 requirement?

    For Enhancement 2: There are several solutions. But first I should be clear that it appears the same table is used in both parts of the UNION. If not only the first two solutions will work:

    1. I think you can use a Db2 view that is defined as the UNION you show there, as the initial target of the extract.

    2. Or you can do 2 extracts, each extract with the FIELD = 1 or 2 condition, and insert the keys only, to the single result destination.

    3. (Best idea) Or use Optim with a 5000 row limit and the condition on the table being WHERE FIELD IN (1, 2).

    Does one of those satisfy the Enhancement 2?

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