In today’s DB2Night Show episode, I made the offer to put together a presentation based completely on the DSNZPARM keywords you all are interested in discussing. I was very serious about the offer. In fact, the more I think about it, the more I’m looking forward to putting something together……
Here’s what I had in mind…
Any DSNZPARM keyword would be fair game. If you know about it, if you’ve used it, if you been told you need to modify it and you would like to know more about that keyword, pass it along. I would like to say no keyword is off limit. However, if it is a hidden ZPARM, the I may have to “ask permission” to discuss it in a public forum. Other than that, I’m a willing to take on anything you can come up with.
I figure I need about 20-30 keywords to make up a descent presentation. Upper limit will be 30, ore than that would take to long to explain. Less than 20, and there will not be enough to write a presentation from.
The ZPARMs can be brand new or they can be as old as DB2. They can be pat of the installation process or they can be documented in APARs only. Like I said, if you can tell me the DSNZPARM keyword and the macro it’s on, I can tell you how it works… eventually.
The best part about all this is we are not doing it live. So when you all do come up with a keyword that I don’t have a clue about (and there are a bunch of those), I’ll have ample time to research it. When it comes to DSNZPARM keyword, I have a great resource to start with with.
(Bruce, are you still reading my blog? I’m talking about you….)
when the presentation is complete, I also plan to write an article and a series of blog post from it. I am going to milk this for all it’s worth.
So, put on your thinking caps, start writing down those ZPARMs that have always been driving you crazy or that never quite made sense. Heck, I’ll even take a shot at the “Why did you do it that way” questions.. although no guarantee on how good my answers will be for questions like that.
BTW, if you don’t want to post something in the comments, you can send my a private message through Toolbox or you can drop me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Let the ZPARMs start coming…. (smile)