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db2pd is a very powerful tool which can be used for troubleshooting many complex issue in DB2 like - high memory usage, locking issues, HADR, and collecting various statistics. It can also be used to find out a simple thing like how long the instance has been up. db2pd with a '-' option displays the uptime for an instance. It displays the number of days and hours the instance has been running. No database connection is required. $ db2pd - Database Member 0 -- Active -- Up 4 days 00:13:14 -- Date 2014-10-27-14.56.06.346538 If the... [More]
Six new IBM Education Assistant (IEA) training modules are now in production. Please see the details below: Subscribing to Platform Computing patch notifications - This video demonstrates how to subscribe to Platform Computing patch notifications using the IBM MyNotifications service. IBM Support Assistant 5.0 Team Server: New features - This video demonstrates new features introduced in IBM Support Assistant Team Server V5 Fix Pack 1. ... [More]
The topic for our November Support Technical Exchange has been announced! Join us on Thursday November 13 at 11:00am ET to learn how to troubleshoot hung InfoSphere Information Server DataStage parallel jobs . Sign up today for this FREE education session . Abstract This presentation will show how to determine if a DataStage parallel job is hung and, if so, it will describe the environment variables that need to be set and what information to collect during the job hang. Learn what to look for when you think a... [More]
There are 3 error messages that commonly occur related to Stored Procedures and Functions (collectively referred to as routines). These are SQL0440, SQL1131 and SQL0443. A SQL0440 returns an error indicating the routine does not exist. Usually when this error occurs the routine does exist but is being called incorrectly. Routines can be overloaded so two or more routines can be created using the same schema and name if they use either a different number of input or return variables (3 input as opposed to 2) or different data types... [More]
How do you keep the result of overall SQL performance data in your DB2 system ? I could see many DB2 mates have used our long last friend DB2 dynamic SQL snapshot for checking performance statistics of SQL statements. And we have another friend 'mon_get_pkg_cache_stmt' who shows more performance aspect especially in elapsed time perspective. Some smart DBAs regularly gather this result and keep in a table to see the changes and trend. It's also good idea to load the data into other database if you have. Somebody call it as... [More]
Hello! Many have been utilizing the light weight deployment solution i.e. IBM Data Server Driver Package that provides run-time support for applications without the need to install Run-time Client/Data Server Client. We already have DS Driver install demos for Windows out there, but not for Unix platforms, So, I would like to take this opportunity to share a demo of IBM Data Server Driver install in a Unix environment. The documentation is in our Knowledge Center:... [More]
Are you stuck with DB2 installation/upgrade/migration? I am listing down few common check points to start with: 1. Please look for any db2 related processes running on the system. You may run 'ps -elf | grep -i db2' on unix or look for db2* processes in task manager on windows and see what db2 processes are running. You may want to shutdown/kill the process if it is not required. 2. Please make sure *all* db2 filesystems are mounted and accessible. 3. Please make sure you have enough free space under /opt, /tmp and db2 instance's... [More]
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Problem(Abstract) Initializing InstallShield Wizard........ Launching InstallShield Wizard........ The wizard cannot continue because of the following error: could not load wizard specified in /wizard.inf (104) Cause Install can't locate java path Resolving the problem ./ids_install -javahome your_JRE_path This forces the installation script to use the bundled IBM Java Runtime Environment.
The IBM Insight conference kicks off on October 26! Find your Smarter Support team in the Smarter Support Zone in the EXPO, booth 405 . A big part of the Zone is our Hands-On Lab. In the lab, you'll find over 50 self-paced workshops covering IBM products from Information Management, Business Analytics, and Enterprise Content Management. Today, we'll share the workshops available for Information Management products: Information Server command line tools across our products for automating tasks LDAP Filtering and LDAP Attribute Mapping... [More]
IBM InfoSphere Streams is a software platform that enables the development and execution of applications that process information in data streams. IBM InfoSphere DataStage is an ETL tool that integrates data across multiple systems using a high-performance parallel framework, and it supports extended metadata management and enterprise connectivity. Integration of InfoSphere DataStage and InfoSphere Streams applications involves flowing data streams between the applications and configuring them to use the data. This presentation provides... [More]
Hello everyone, It is hard to believe that by this time next week, IBM Insight 2014 will be in full swing! We look forward to meeting everyone who is attending in the Smarter Support Zone, booth 405! See our Tumblr page for more info about Smarter Support and how you can connect with us. Today, we bring you an update from our friends over at BA Support Link! They recently shared an excellent blog on certification at Insight, so we thought we would pass it along. Read the blog here or we've included the content below. See... [More]
Hello All, I will be providing quick shortcuts to open various DB2 Control Center tools. If you are still using DB2 Control Center that will save you some time! Activity Monitor – db2am Control Center – db2cc Configuration Assistant – db2ca Development Center – db2dc Event Analyzer – db2eva Health Center – db2hc Indoubt Transaction Manager - db2indbt License Center – db2lc Memory Visualizer – db2memvis Query Patroller Center – db2qpc Replication Center – db2rc Task Center – db2tc... [More]
How to remove Duplicate Rows in a nonfragmented IBM Informix Dynamic Server (IDS) Table . Use the SQL in this article to remove duplicate rows from a nonfragmented table. Note: This method does not work on fragmented tables. Rowid's must exist on the table. STEPS Create and run this SQL to remove duplicate rows from a table: SELECT rowid FROM table_name WHERE rowid NOT IN ( SELECT MIN(rowid) FROM table_name GROUP BY column_name ) INTO TEMP temp_name; DELETE FROM table_name WHERE rowid = ( SELECT rowid FROM temp_name WHERE table_name.rowid =... [More]
-1213 A character to numeric conversion process failed. A character value is being converted to numeric form for storage in a numeric column or variable. However, the character string cannot be interpreted as a number. It contains some characters other than white space, digits, a sign, a decimal, or the letter e; or the parts are in the wrong order, so the number cannot be deciphered. Cause Your query is causing Informix to attempt to explicitly or implicitly cast non-numeric data in a character column to a number. Example: You have a table... [More]
The following new IBM Education Assistant modules are now in production: How to configure Information Analyzer 11.3 - DCF #7042463 - This presentation explains how to configure Information Analyzer 11.3. Importing metadata using Greenplum Connector through Information Metadata Asset Manager - DCF #7042465, The objectives of this presentation are to show how to create the necessary ODBC data source and how to import metadata using the new Greenplum... [More]
In a DB2 MSCS setup during fail-over DB2 resource does not fail-over and we see the following error in the cluster log ERR [RES] DB2 Server <DB2-0>: Error 2215575553 bringing resource online. This can happen due to incorrect permissions on the db2nodes.lck file DB2 trace will show the following entry SYSTEM ERROR DB2 UDB oper system services sqloopenp cei Error ZRC = 0x840F0001 = -2079391743 = SQLO_ACCD Func.Called: CreateFile System Errno: 5 Data1 (PD_TYPE_FILE_NAME,41) File... [More]
FMP memory can be configured with the help of the registry variable DB2_FMP_COMM_HEAPSZ and the database manager configuration parameter aslheapsz. The default DB2_FMP_COMM_HEAPSZ is 256 MB on AIX and 20 MB on other OS memory used by each FMP process = 2 * ASLHEAPSZ If the active fenced routines exceed this limit then we see the following message in the db2diag.log MESSAGE : Insufficient memory available for IPC communication with the db2fmp process. Use the... [More]