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DB2 database product documentation

Product documentation


DB2® database product documentation by product version is available by accessing IBM Knowledge Center or downloading the documentation in Portable Document Format (PDF). DB2 online documentation has moved from the DB2 Information Center to IBM Knowledge Center. DB2 Information Centers for DB2 releases are still available to be locally installed.


The DB2 documentation is available in IBM Knowledge Center, and it is the most current information. It is updated more frequently than either the PDF manuals or the hardcopy books.

For more details on the documentation move to IBM Knowledge Center, see Are you searching for a better information experience? IBM Knowledge Center: smarter knowledge, smarter information, smarter answers!

DB2 documentation available online and downloads

DB2 documentation updates

For the DB2 Version 9.5 documentation, updates are published for every fix pack, as follows:

Note: The DB2 Version 9.1 and Version 8.2 documentation updates are no longer available because these versions have reached their End of Service. For more information, see

DB2 database product documentation as PDF manuals

You can download the DB2 database product documentation as PDF manuals from the following locations:

Related information

DB2 Upgrade Portal

Document information

More support for: DB2 for Linux, UNIX and Windows
Install/Migrate/Upgrade - Licensing

Software version: 8.2, 9.1, 9.5

Operating system(s): AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, Windows

Reference #: 7023554

Modified date: 20 June 2016

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