It was close; we’re almost out of April. However, the crew that keeps all that DB2 for z/OS documentation up to date slipped in an April refresh of the product publications just under the wire keeping up the newly established 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. 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 11 DB2 10 for z/OS publications updated for April 2012,
DB2 10 Application Programming & SQL Guide – SC19-2969-04 (2,650 KB PDF file) (dsnapm04.pdf)
DB2 10 Installation and Migration Guide – GC19-2974-07 (5,609 KB PDF file) (dsnigm07.pdf)
DB2 10 Internationalization Guide – SC19-2975-03 (5,609 KB PDF file) (dsnilm03.pdf)
DB2 10 Managing Security – SC19-3496-01 ( KB PDF file) (dsnmsm01.pdf)
DB2 10 Messages – GC19-2979-05 ( KB PDF file) (dsnm1m05.pdf)
DB2 10 ODBC Guide and Reference – SC19-2980-03 ( KB PDF file) (dsnodm03.pdf)
DB2 10 pureXML Guide – SC19-2981-04 ( KB PDF file) (dsnxgm04.pdf)
DB2 10 RACF Access Control Module Guide – SC19-2982-04 ( KB PDF file) (dsnram04.pdf)
DB2 10 Utility Guide and Reference – SC19-2984-05 ( KB PDF file) (dsnugm05.pdf)
DB2 10 What’s New? – GC19-2985-05 ( KB PDF file) (dsnwnm05.pdf)
And there’s an update to the DB2 10 Diagnosis Guide and Reference
DB2 10 Diagnosis Guide and Reference – LY37-3220-04 (xx KB) – (Licensed materials, not available as a download from the web ) See APAR PM63485 for instructions for obtaining latest version.
This next list is of the nine (9) DB2 9 for z/OS product publications that are part of the April 2012 refresh. The DB2 9 manuals can be found at: DB2 9 for z/OS technical information and manuals .
DB2 9 Application Programming & SQL Guide – SC18-9841-09 (xxxx KB PDF file) (dsnapk19.pdf)
DB2 9 Internationalization Guide – SC19-1161-08 (xx KB) (dsnilk18.pdf)
DB2 9 Managing Security – SC19-3495-01 (xx KB) (dsnmsk11.pdf)
DB2 9 Messages – GC18-9849-12 (xx KB) (dsnm1k1c.pdf)
DB2 9 ODBC Guide and Reference – SC18-9850-07 (xx KB) (dsnodk17.pdf)
DB2 9 RACF Access Control Module Guide – SC18-9852-05 (xx KB) (dsnrak15.pdf)
DB2 9 Utility Guide and Reference – SC18-9855-11 (xx KB) (dsnugk1b.pdf)
DB2 9 What’s New? – GC18-9856-09 (xx KB) (dsnwnk19.pdf)
And there’s also an update to the DB2 9 Diagnosis Guide and Reference
DB2 9 Diagnosis Guide and Reference – LY37-3218-07 (xx KB) – (Licensed materials, not available as a download from the web) See APAR PM63485 for instructions for obtaining latest version.
Finally, there was one (1) DB2 Version 8 publications updated this time around. If you are still running DB2 Version 8, you want to make sure you have the latest documentation. I’m also not sure if we will see many additional updates to the DB2 V8 publications now that V8 has reached its April 30, 2012 End of Service (EoS) date nor do I know how much longer the publications web page for V8 will remain available. The DB2 V8 publications are still available for download in Book Manager format (although PDF format is only listed here).
DB2 for z/OS Version 8 Messages – GC18-9602-13 ( ) (dsnm1j1d.pdf)
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 .