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Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories Db2 for i
Created by Guest
Created on Mar 17, 2019

Table Reorganizations

Table Reorganizations option from Iseries Navigator does not periodically update the status of rows being reorganized. It waits until end to provide status. IBM developer went into tasks and processes and found what the count of rows re-org was. Would like for that information to be made available on the current status screen

Use Case:

Table re-orgs take very long time (16-18 hours) without knowing how far re-org has gotten. this is causing extended business outage and inablility of teams to provide updates

Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    May 18, 2020

    Db2 for i includes Reorganize progress indicators as noted in the dialog of this RFE.
    The IBM Lab Services team can assist clients in reviewing and improving their approach to reorganization of rows, and other business critical database engineering topics. Further, SQL can be used to assess the existence of and location of deleted records, which can help identify the best reorganization approach, the ideal starting row for the reorg, and lastly as an additional technique to measure the progress of a on-going reorg.

    If the CANCEL(*NO) is being used for the reorg, the outage can be lessened by the use of Db2 SMP.
    Additionally, there could be a review of the index maintenance strategy to yield a smaller total elapsed time.

    If a client would like to evaluate Db2 SMP, contact Scott Forstie ( or Rob Bestgen (

  • Guest
    Aug 29, 2019

    If you use ALWCANCEL(*YES) you can see the progress of reorganize.

  • Guest
    May 9, 2019

    While neither ACS nor Navigator update the status on the list of reorganizations. If you highlight a given row or set of rows and select e Display Status, both Navigator and ACS automatically update the status on that screen.

  • Guest
    May 9, 2019

    While neither ACS nor Navigator update the status on the list of reorganizations. If you issue Display Status on a given row in the list, both automatically update the status on that screen.