Update Failure on EXCPDEF Dataset

Document ID : KB000014619
Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Introduction:

Sysview / DB2 access to the exception dataset 

 

Question:

What conditions would be involved that would require Sysview / DB2 to need to update the exception dataset ?

 

Environment:
z/os db2
Answer:

The reasons for the EXCPDEF file needing to be updated on DC startup would be 

 

If the data collector was started with either an empty exception data set, or an exception data set whose level was less than current. 

If either of these conditions are true, the exception file will be updated during startup, either to populate an empty file, or to upgrade it to the current level. 

If the exception file is current, then no writing occurs during startup. 

It is recommended that the Datacollector Start Task id to be givend update access to the EXCPDEF dataset