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DB2 12 for z/OS Product Documentation



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DB2 12 for z/OS Product Documentation

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New in DB2 12 for z/OS!

DB2 12 for z/OS Technical Overview

The DB2 12 for z/OS Technical Overview IBM Redbooks® publication introduces the enhancements made available with DB2 12 for z/OS.

Continuous delivery in DB2 12

DB2 12 for z/OS introduces continuous delivery of new DB2 capabilities and enhancements in a single maintenance stream, as soon as the code is ready. You activate the new capabilities after a function level is delivered.

Are you new to DB2 for z/OS?

If you are new to DB2 for z/OS, the following resources can help you to learn the skills that you need:

Where to find PDF books

The following table contains direct links to the latest editions of the manuals for DB2 12 for z/OS.The edition notice in each PDF manual indicates the data that it was created.

The Diagnosis Guide and Reference, which was available for past releases as a licensed publication, is discontinued in that format in DB2 12. However, 60% of the content from that publication is now available in IBM Knowledge Center. See Troubleshooting problems in DB2. The remainder of the content is available in entitled Techdocs that you can access if you have a DB2 12 for z/OS license. For a list of these Techdocs, see Advanced diagnostic information for DB2 12 for z/OS.

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 12 for z/OS
Title Order Number Last Updated
GI13-4624 4/2017
GI13-4637 10/2016
GI13-4632 10/2016
GI13-4629 10/2016
Program Directories for DB2 12 for z/OS Value Unit Edition
Title Order Number Last Updated
GI13-4630 4/2017
GI13-4631 10/2016

Additional information resources

Information Roadmaps

Links to a wide variety of useful information resources about DB2 for z/OS.

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

You can learn how to find the most current DB2 for z/OS documentation, and find answers to other documentation questions.

DB2 Tools for z/OS product documentation

Links to DB2 Tools publications, program directories, and other related technical content.

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Document information

More support for: DB2 for z/OS

Software version: 12.0

Operating system(s): z/OS

Reference #: 7047206

Modified date: 12 September 2017

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