Show Host Scott Hayes Commentary
Maybe you think you know about DB2's Explain capabilities, but a lot has been changed and improved in recent releases and fixpacks. Based on our audience's feedback, there's a 100% chance you will expand your knowledge of Explain by watching the replay of this show. Even I learned a few new cool things that I now want to experiment with!
During our show, the question came up "When was PLANID added?" John got back to me and indicated that PLANID, STMTID, and SEMANTIC_ENV_ID were added in 10.5 FP4. So, yes, as usual, it is worthwhile to make sure you are using current fixpack levels! To see a summary of the DB2 LUW 10.5 fixpack goodies (contents), John recommends THIS LINK.
More from John Hornibrook
Want to learn more from John? Check out these replays of past shows:
- Episode #11, January 29, 2010 "DB2 9.7 Optimizer Updates"
- Episode #52, May 13, 2011 "Writing Optimized DB2 LUW SQL Queries"
- Episode #53, May 20, 2011 "Achieving DB2 LUW Access Plan Stability"
- Episode #57, September 9, 2011 "DB2 LUW Vital Statistics"
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Episode #160, 19 June 2015, Top 10 DB2 LUW Explain Tips with John Hornibrook, STSM, IBM
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