It was close nce again; we almost made it out of the month of July with no publication updates. However, once again the crew that keeps all the DB2 for z/OS product documentation up to date managed to take on a couple of the pubs before the month ran out to continue their tradition of publishing documentation updates on an almost monthly bases…..
As you review the list of latest DB2 manuals to be updated, there are a couple of things I would like to point out once again. Each entry below includes the name of the file that is actually downloaded when you retrieve one of the DB2 publication PDF files. This is in addition to the real publication name and size. I am also including the publication release number; that’s the last two digits of the publication number following the hyphen that no one usually uses. All of this is in a effort to make sure you are downloading the correct (newest) copy of the DB2 manual.
You can head out to the IBM DB2 product library web site and download them now. You can also click through the list of DB2 10 manuals that have been updated listed in this post for your convenience.
My first list are the six (6) DB2 10 for z/OS publications updated this past July 2012:
DB2 10 Administration Guide – SC19-2968-07 (4,979 KB PDF file) (dsnagm07.pdf)
DB2 10 Introduction to DB2 for z/OS – SC19-2976-05 (4,004 KB PDF file) (dsnitm05.pdf)
DB2 10 Messages – GC19-2979-05 (3,974 KB PDF file) (dsnm1m06.pdf)
DB2 10 pureXML Guide – SC19-2981-05 (3,015 KB PDF file) (dsnxgm05.pdf)
DB2 10 Utility Guide and Reference – SC19-2984-05 (6,264 KB PDF file) (dsnugm06.pdf)
DB2 10 What’s New? – GC19-2985-06 (1,424 KB PDF file) (dsnwnm06.pdf)
This next list is of the five (5) DB2 9 for z/OS product publications that are part of the July 2012 refresh. The DB2 9 manuals can be found at: DB2 9 for z/OS technical information and manuals .
DB2 9 Administration Guide – SC18-9840-13 (4,888 KB PDF file) (dsnagk1d.pdf)
DB2 9 Introduction to DB2 for z/OS – SC18-9847-10 (4,026 KB PDF file) (dsnilk18.pdf)
DB2 9 Messages – GC18-9849-13 (3,745 KB PDF file) (dsnmsk11.pdf)
DB2 9 Utility Guide and Reference – SC18-9855-12 (6,063 KB PDF file) (dsnugk1c.pdf)
DB2 9 XML Guide – SC18-9858-08 (2,011 KB PDF file) dsnxgk18.pdf)
The last of the DB2 Verison 8 publication updates took place last month (June 2012).
Finally, and maybe most importantly, the best place to get hold of the most up to date information about DB2 for z/OS, regardless of the release, will almost always be the Information Center on the web .