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DB2 9 for z/OS Product Documentation

DB2 9 for z/OS End of Support

Support for DB2 for z/OS Version 9 will be discontinued on June 27, 2014.

After June 27, 2014, DB2 for z/OS Version 9 publications will be available in HTML format in the installable version of the information center and in PDF and BookManager formats from the IBM Publications Center. You can find links to these resources below.

Support discontinuance announcement.

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Information center

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Installable information center: The Information Management Software for z/OS® Solutions Information Center is available as an installable information center for Microsoft® Windows® XP and Windows® 7 systems.

Licensed publications are not available for downloading on the web. You can obtain these licensed publications if you have a DB2 license by calling 1-800-879-2755, using Option 1 (United States only).

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Such interim changes are published in the information center as micro-updates. If a topic in the information center contains recent additional technical changes, information in the footer indicates the date of the change. This updated information is currently available only in the information center.

PDF and BookManager books

You can download DB2 9 for z/OS manuals from the IBM Publications Center.

Important: BookManager format is discontinued after DB2 9 for z/OS. Learn more.

For example, the following DB2 9 for z/OS manuals are available from the publication center:

DB2 Version 9 for z/OS Manuals
Title Order Number Book Manager Last updated
Administration Guide SC18-9840 Bookmanager 6/2013
Application Programming and SQL Guide SC18-9841 Bookmanager 11/2013
Application Programming Guide and Reference for Java SC18-9842 Bookmanager 6/2013
Codes GC18-9843 Bookmanager 11/2013
Command Reference SC18-9844 Bookmanager 11/2013
Data Sharing: Planning and Administration SC18-9845 Bookmanager 6/2013
Installation Guide GC18-9846 Bookmanager 11/2013
Internationalization Guide SC19-1161 6/2013
Introduction to DB2 for z/OS SC18-9847 2/2014
IRLM Messages and Codes for IMS and DB2 for z/OS GC19-2666 Bookmanager 10/2013
Licensed Program Specifications GC18-9848 10/2010
Managing Security SC19-3495 Bookmanager 11/2013
Messages GC18-9849 Bookmanager 2/2014
ODBC Guide and Reference SC18-9850 Bookmanager 6/2013
OmniFind Text Search Server for DB2 for z/OS Installation, Administration, and Reference GC19-1146 6/2012
Optimization Service Center for DB2 for z/OS Getting Started GC19-1143 10/2009
Performance Monitoring and Tuning Guide SC18-9851 Bookmanager 11/2013
RACF Access Control Module Guide SC18-9852 Bookmanager 6/2013
Reference for Remote DRDA Requesters and Servers SC18-9853 Bookmanager 3/2011
Requirements for the Common Criteria SC19-2788 9/2011
Spatial Support for DB2 for z/OS User's Guide and Reference GC19-1145 6/2012
SQL Reference SC18-9854 Bookmanager 6/2013
SQL Reference for Cross-Platform Development Version 3.1 2009
Utility Guide and Reference SC18-9855 Bookmanager 10/2013
What's New? GC18-9856 10/2013
XML Extender Administration and Programming SC18-9857 Bookmanager 10/2007
XML Guide SC18-9858 6/2013

Licensed publications are not available for downloading on the web. You can obtain these licensed publications if you have a DB2 license by calling 1-800-879-2755, using Option 1 (United States only).

BookManager Search

Important: BookManager format is discontinued after DB2 9 for z/OS. Learn more.

Program Directories

Program Directories are intended for the system programmer responsible for program installation and maintenance. They contain information concerning the material and procedures associated with the installation of the product.

Program Directories for DB2 Version 9.1 for z/OS
Title Order Number Last Updated
DB2 9 for z/OS Program Directory GI10-8737 12/2012
DB2 Accessories Suite for z/OS Program Directory GI10-8841 6/2012
Data Studio Workbench Program Directory GI10-8773 6/2009
DB2 Utilities Suite for z/OS, V9R1, Program Directory GI10-8746 2/2007
DB2 Management Clients Package Program Directory GI10-8738 5/2007
z/OS Application Connectivity to DB2 for z/OS GI10-8739 5/2007
Program Directories for DB2 9 for z/OS VUE
Title Order Number Last Updated
DB2 9 for z/OS VUE Program Directory GI10-8779 11/2012
DB2 Management Clients Package VUE Program Directory GI10-8780 2/2008
z/OS Application Connectivity to DB2 for z/OS VUE Program Directory GI10-8781 2/2008

Additional information resources

Information Roadmap

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developerWorks - DB2 for z/OS Exchange

Sample programs, SQL statements, utility jobs, and more submitted by DB2 for z/OS users

developerWorks - DB2 for z/OS Best Practices

Make your job easier, achieve your business goals more efficiently, learn techniques that work with other customers, and gain valuable knowledge directly from the experts.

Documentation FAQ

Learn to find the most current DB2 for z/OS documentation and answers to other documentation questions.

DB2 Tools for z/OS product documentation

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IBM Publications Center

Many publications are available online free of charge, and you can also order printed books and CDs. In general, CDs and printed copies of the DB2 for z/OS documentation are not updated regularly. The latest information is always on the Web.

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