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Commands

Commands in the DB2 environment are divided into the following categories:

  • The DSN command and its subcommands

  • DB2 commands

  • IMS commands

  • CICS Attachment Facility Commands

  • MVS IRLM commands

  • TSO CLISTs

This chapter considers only the DSN commands and the DB2 commands.

DSN Commands

DSN, the DB2 command processor, executes as a TSO command. All subcommands except SPUFI run under DSN in either the foreground or the background. All subcommands except END also run under DB2 Interactive (DB2I). SPUFI runs only in the foreground under ISPF. The DSN commands/subcommands and their functions are listed in Table 2-2.

Table 2-2. DSN Commands/Subcommands

Command/Subcommand

Function

ABEND

Causes the DSN session to terminate with an X'04E'

BIND

Builds an application package or plan

DB2 command

Executes a DB2 command

DCLGEN (declarations generator)

Produces declarations for tables or views

DSN

Starts a DSN session

END

Ends a DSN session

FREE

Deletes an application package or plan

REBIND

Updates an application package or plan

REBIND TRIGGER PACKAGE

Updates an application trigger package

RUN

Executes an application program

SPUFI

Executes the SQL processor using file input

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Comment

DB2 Commands

The command START DB2 can be issued only from a z/OS console or Authorized Program Facility (APF) passing it to the console. All other DB2 commands can be issued from the following:

  • APF authorized program

  • CICS terminal

  • DB2I panel

  • IFI application program

  • IMS terminal

  • TSO terminal session

  • z/OS console or z/OS application program

An application program may use the DB2 Instrumentation Facility Interface to issue DB2 commands. DB2 commands issued from an MVS console are not associated with any secondary authorization IDs. The DB2 commands and their functions are listed in Table 2-3.

Table 2-3. DB2 Commands

Command

Function

-ALTER BUFFERPOOL

Alters attributes for the buffer pools

-ALTER GROUPBUFFERPOOL

Alters attributes for the group buffer pools

-ALTER UTILITY

Alters parameter values of the REORG utility

-ARCHIVE LOG

Enables a site to close a current active log and open the next available log data set

-CANCEL THREAD

Cancels processing for specific local or distributed threads

-DISPLAY ARCHIVE

Displays information about archive-log processing

-DISPLAY BUFFERPOOL

Displays information about the buffer pools

-DISPLAY DATABASE

Displays status information about DB2 databases

-DISPLAY DDF

Displays information regarding the status and configuration of the DDF

-DISPLAY FUNCTION SPECIFIC

Displays statistics about external user-defined functions

-DISPLAY GROUP

Displays information about the data sharing group to which a DB2 subsystem belongs and which mode DB2 is operating in

-DISPLAY GROUPBUFFERPOOL

Displays status information about DB2 group buffer pools

-DISPLAY LOCATION

Displays status information about distributed threads

-DISPLAY LOG

Displays log information and status of the offload task

-DISPLAYPROCEDURE

Displays status information about stored procedures

-DISPLAY RLIMIT

Displays status information about the resource limit facility (governor)

-DISPLAY THREAD

Displays information about DB2 threads

-DISPLAY TRACE

Displays information about DB2 traces

-DISPLAY UTILITY

Displays status information about a DB2 utility

-MODIFY TRACE

Changes the trace events associated with a particular active trace

-RECOVER BSDS

Reestablishes dual-bootstrap data sets

-RECOVER INDOUBT

Recovers threads left in doubt

-RECOVER POSTPONED

Completes backout processing for units of recovery left incomplete during an earlier restart

-RESET GENERICLU

Purges information stored by VTAM in the coupling facility

-RESET INDOUBT

Purges information displayed in the in-doubt thread report generated by the –DISPLAY THREAD command

-SET ARCHIVE

Controls the allocation of tape units and the deallocation time of the tape units for archive-log processing

-SET LOG

Modifies the checkpoint frequency

-SET SYSPARM

Loads the subsystem parameters specified in the command

-START DATABASE

Makes the specified database available for use

-START DB2

Initializes the DB2 subsystem; can be issued only from an MVS console

-START DDF

Starts the Distributed Data Facility

-START FUNCTION SPECIFIC

Activates a stopped external function

-START PROCEDURE

Activates the definition of stopped or cached stored procedures

-START RLIMIT

Starts the resource limit facility (governor)

-START TRACE

Initiates DB2 trace activity 300

-STOP DATABASE

Makes specified databases unavailable for applications

-STOP DB2

Stops the DB2 subsystem

-STOP DDF

Stops the Distributed Data Facility

-STOP FUNCTION SPECIFIC

Stops the acceptance of SQL statements for specified functions

-STOP PROCEDURE

Stops the acceptance of SQL CALL statements for stored procedures

-STOP RLIMIT

Stops the resource limit facility (governor)

-STOP TRACE

Stops trace activity

-TERM UTILITY

Terminates execution of a utility

A DSN9022I message indicates the normal end of DB2 command processing. A DSN9023I message indicates the abnormal end of DB2 command processing.

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