Brandon Hodges
  • Jackson, MS
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DSNU014I Utility already executing... except it isn't!!!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brandon Hodges Jan 21, 2019. 3 Replies

Submitted three jobs that had utility IDs of RQ1, RQ2 and RQ3. Then I ended up having to cancel the jobs. I then went and terminated the utilities. Now when I re-submit my three jobs, 1 runs fine but…Continue

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How I became a Db2 for z/OS DBA... OVERNIGHT!

Posted on April 2, 2018 at 13:46 0 Comments

I imagine my story is not entirely uncommon, but it is certainly unique to me. I was a SQL Server DBA for 7 years at Southern Farm Bureau Life Insurance, when a sudden personnel change led me to becoming our company’s new Db2 for z/OS DBA, (in addition to my role as the SQL Server DBA) literally overnight.   Because I had database experience, management thought this made sense and would not be out of my realm of knowledge or comfort.  Anyone working with Db2, z/OS, knows there is so much…


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Stress is a common feeling that every human being experiences. As we all know from experience, stress can impact our life negatively and it should, therefore, be dealt with properly. Stress may be unavoidable but how it is handled is our choice.…Continue

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Conversion of BLOB to String/ Text

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Hi All,Problem Statement:I have a field with BLOB data type in DB2 database, I want to extract this blob and convert it to Text. The text data after the conversion will be in Japanese characters. How can I write a select with the conversion from…Continue

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