Question on usage of EA attribute for Db2 table and index space datasets

Sandra Lakenburger

Question on usage of EA attribute for Db2 table and index space datasets

Is there any downside to making all Db2 datasets for table and index spaces EA by default whether the object needs EA support or not?  We still code SMS dataclas rules for the "exceptions" that need the EA attribute, but given that most of the newer enhancements for table and index spaces need it as a pre-req, we're looking at making it the default.

 

Thanks

Sandra

Kirk Hampton

Question on usage of EA attribute for Db2 table and index space datasets
(in response to Sandra Lakenburger)
Hello Sandra,
at one site I worked at, there was a shortage of SMS-knowledgeable people,
and they just continued a tradition set up years before where, like you,
they maintained the list of exceptions. Since then, sites I have worked at
seem to just code it for the HLQ.**, and let all DB2 linear VSAM datasets
get the EA attribute. No negative effects that I am aware of.

Thanks,

Kirk Hampton



On Wed, Jun 26, 2019 at 1:50 PM Sandra Lakenburger <[login to unmask email]>
wrote:

> Is there any downside to making all Db2 datasets for table and index
> spaces EA by default whether the object needs EA support or not? We still
> code SMS dataclas rules for the "exceptions" that need the EA attribute,
> but given that most of the newer enhancements for table and index spaces
> need it as a pre-req, we're looking at making it the default.
>
>
>
> Thanks
>
> Sandra
>
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