CV843G - DB2 11 for z/OS Database Administration Workshop Part 2 - 3 Days

Course Description

This course teaches database administrators various features they must be familiar with as DB2 11 for z/OS Database Administrators. These include program preparation, online schema changes, user defined functions, archive-enabled and temporal tables, partition management, stored procedures, and triggers. The course includes many hands-on demonstrations which give the students experience with the included topics. Additionally, there is information on other features in the course appendices, including schemas and user defined data types, clone tables, materialized query tables, large objects, global variables, and row permissions and column masks. This course is a follow-on course to DB2 11 for z/OS Database Administration Workshop Part 1 - CV832G. Note: This course is 3 days in length. If the instructor has time, he can cover the optional appendices as desired.

Target Audience

Database Administrators and System Programmers who would like to get further insight into database administration tasks.


DB2 11 for z/OS Database Administration Workshop Part 1 - CV832G or equivalent experience or knowledge.


Course objectives include:

  • Introduce program preparation and the use of packages
  • Discuss immediate and pending online schema changes
  • Utilize UDFs
  • Utilize archive enabled tables
  • Utilize temporal tables
  • Manage partitions
  • Utilize Stored Procedures
  • Work with Triggers


For on-site courses (i.e. at your premises), we are more than happy to tailor the course agenda to suit your exact requirements. In many cases, we are able to build your in-house standards and naming conventions into the delivered course.

Course Details

1: Program preparation and the use of packages part 1
Go through the program preparation steps and execute programs in the DB2 environment using the TSO Attachment Facility
Resolve some of the most commonly occurring problems, for example SQL error -805
Understand the importance of collections and packages
Understand how to access different tables and views at execution time without changing the program

2: Online schema changes part 1
Discuss immediate, online schema changes
Change data types and lengths of columns
Rename indexes
Add columns to indexes
Relate implications of renaming a column in a table or renaming an index
Describe versioning

3: Online schema changes part 2
Explore pending schema changes
Materialize pending schema changes
Drop a column
Migrate existing classic table space types to UTS
Change table space characteristics such as DSSIZE, page size, and SEGSIZE
Take care of the implications of applying those pending online schema changes

4: UDFs
Differentiate between external scalar functions, external table functions, SQL scalar functions, and sourced functions
Determine which user-defined function will be invoked given the invocation statement
Create a user-defined function

5: Archive-enabled tables
Describe transparent archiving
Understand archive-enabled and archive tables

6: Temporal tables
Understand the need for temporal tables
Utilize System Time temporal tables
Utilize Business Time temporal tables
Utilize Bitemporal tables

7: Partition management part 1
Add partitions
Rotate partitions

8: Partition management part 2
Modify limit keys
Rebalance partitions

9: Stored procedures part 1
Explain what a stored procedure is
Describe how to implement and maintain stored procedures
Discuss types of stored procedures
Define external stored procedures
Examine DB2 commands affecting stored procedures

10: Stored procedures part 2
Examine native SQL stored procedures
Explain native SQL procedure versioning and deployment

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