dft_account_str - Default charge-back account configuration parameter

This parameter acts as the default suffix of accounting identifiers.

Configuration type
Database manager
Applies to
  • Database server with local and remote clients
  • Client
  • Database server with local clients
  • Partitioned database server with local and remote clients
Parameter type
Configurable Online
Propagation class
Default [range]
Null [any valid string ]

With each application connect request, an accounting identifier consisting of a Db2 Connect-generated prefix and the user supplied suffix is sent from the application requester to a DRDA application server. This accounting information provides a mechanism for system administrators to associate resource usage with each user access.

Note: This parameter is only applicable to Db2 Connect.

The suffix is supplied by the application program calling the sqlesact() API or the user setting the environment variable DB2ACCOUNT. If a suffix is not supplied by either the API or environment variable, Db2 Connect uses the value of this parameter as the default suffix value. This parameter is particularly useful for earlier database clients (anything before version 2) that do not have the capability to forward an accounting string to Db2 Connect.

Recommendation: Set this accounting string using the following possible values:
  • Alphabetics (A through Z)
  • Numerics (0 through 9)
  • Underscore (_).