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Db2 12 for z/OS Product Documentation



IBM Knowledge Center is now the home for all official Db2 for z/OS product information on the web. This page provides links to IBM Knowledge Center, alternative documentation formats such as PDF manuals, and other Db2 information resources.


Db2 12 for z/OS Product Documentation

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IBM Knowledge Center is the official home of all Db2 for z/OS documentation and a one-stop shop for all IBM product documentation. It replaces all IBM information centers.

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PDF books for Db2 12 for z/OS

Download the latest Db2 12 for z/OS PDF manual editions from the links in the following table. For the date that a PDF manual was created, check the edition notice on page 4.

Db2 12 for z/OS PDF Manuals
Title Order Number
Administration Guide SC27-8844
Application Programming and SQL Guide SC27-8845
Application Programming Guide and Reference for Java SC27-8846
Codes GC27-8847
Command Reference SC27-8848
Data Sharing: Planning and Administration SC27-8849
Installation and Migration Guide GC27-8851
Internationalization Guide SC27-8850
Introduction to Db2 for z/OS GC27-8852
IRLM Messages and Codes for IMS and Db2 for z/OS GC27-2666
Licensed Program Specifications GC27-8853
Managing Performance SC27-8857
Managing Security SC27-8854
Messages GC27-8855
ODBC Guide and Reference SC27-8856
pureXML Guide SC27-8862
RACF Access Control Module Guide SC27-8858
Requirements for the Common Criteria SC27-8863
Spatial Support for Db2 for z/OS User's Guide and Reference GC27-8895
SQL Reference SC27-8859
SQL Reference for Cross-Platform Development - Version 6 none
Text Search for Db2 for z/OS Installation, Administration, and Reference GC27-8894
Utility Guide and Reference SC27-8860
What's New? GC27-8861

The Diagnosis Guide and Reference, which was available for past releases as a licensed publication, is discontinued in that format in Db2 12. However, 60% of the content from that publication is now available in IBM Knowledge Center. See Troubleshooting problems in Db2 . The remainder of the content is available in entitled Techdocs that you can access if you have a Db2 12 for z/OS license. For a list of these Techdocs, see Advanced diagnostic information for Db2 12 for z/OS .

Program Directories

Program Directories are intended for the system programmer responsible for program installation and maintenance. They contain information concerning the material and procedures associated with the installation of the product.

Program Directories for Db2 12 for z/OS
Title Order Number Last Updated
Db2 12 for z/OS Program Directory GI13-4624 10/2019
Db2 Accessories Suite for z/OS Program Directory GI13-4637 10/2016
Db2 Utilities Suite for z/OS, V12, Program Directory GI13-4632 7/2019
z/OS Application Connectivity to Db2 for z/OS GI13-4629 10/2016
Program Directories for Db2 12 for z/OS Value Unit Edition
Title Order Number Last Updated
Db2 12 for z/OS VUE Program Directory GI13-4630 10/2019
z/OS Application Connectivity to Db2 for z/OS VUE Program Directory GI13-4631 10/2016

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Modified date:
15 January 2020