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The DB2Night Show #82: DB2 LUW 9.7 Fixpack "Pearls" - cool new stuff!

May 11, 2012, 12:22 pm
Posted by Scott in DB2 LUW
Iqbal Goralwalla, Triton Consulting

Special Guest: Iqbal Goralwalla
Principal Consultant, Triton Consulting, UK

LISTAGG, db2cklog, db2pd, db2caem, db2support, and more!
Replays available in WMV and MP4 formats!

100% of our audience learned something! Our special guest, Iqbal Goralwalla, shared with our audience his advice, tips, and experience with new commands and features delivered via DB2 9.7 Fixpacks. His findings and advice are PRICELESS. Several command examples are presented. Watch and learn...

Show Host Scott Hayes Commentary

Iqbal is truly a DB2 GEEK! This guy reads the fine print of DB2 Fixpack notes for bed time stories! I am amazed and impressed by the information and tips that he shared today. It is no wonder that 100% of our studio audience learned something!

Here is a sampling of topics that Iqbal covered: CONNECT_PROC, registry variable DB2_RESTORE_GRANT_ADMIN_AUTHORITIES, db2pd, db2caem, db2support, SQL LISTAGG and fuzzy LIKE joins, ALT_DIAGPATH, db2cklog, and more! I won't be surprised if this show is a Top 10 show for 2012!

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