Protip for hunting down IBM product syntax

Philip Sevetson

Protip for hunting down IBM product syntax
Tl;dr: if you're trying to find IBM Documentation, start with the Knowledge Center (https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/ ), not with Google or other outside search engines. (If you have a DB2 error message or SQLcode, Google works fine. Otherwise, not as well as one could wish.)

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I had occasion just now to look for syntax on an IBM non-DB2 batch utility (ISRSUPC). Google was a total master at sending me places where I didn't want to know what the page was showing me.

In total exasperation, I finally searched on "IBM Knowledge Center", which got me the home link to that site, and I was able to find the manual by searching on "ISRSUPC". If I'd started there, I would have saved a lot of time looking at crap information on the Net.

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James Campbell

Protip for hunting down IBM product syntax
(in response to Philip Sevetson)
if you know what you are looking for is somewhere within ibm.com, add site:ibm.com to your
Google search criteria.

https://support.google.com/websearch/answer/2466433

James Campbell

On 16 Feb 2018 at 13:14, Sevetson, Phil wrote:

>
> Tl;dr: if you´re trying to find IBM Documentation, start with the Knowledge Center
> (https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/ ), not with Google or other outside search
> engines.  (If you have a DB2 error message or SQLcode, Google works fine. Otherwise, not as well
> as one could wish.)
>  
> ***
>  
> I had occasion just now to look for syntax on an IBM non-DB2 batch utility (ISRSUPC).  Google
> was a total master at sending me places where I didn´t want to know what the page was
> showing me.
>  
> In total exasperation, I finally searched on "IBM Knowledge Center", which got me the home
> link to that site, and I was able to find the manual by searching on "ISRSUPC".  If I´d started there,
> I would have saved a lot of time looking at crap information on the Net.
>