Note: This topic focuses on information that may be unfamiliar to you. It does not include all step and field descriptions.
To create a connection
Review the following for additional information:
Select name of the database to which you want to connect.
Enter the user name required to connect to the database.
|Enter the password associated with the user name. Click Save password to remember the password.|
|Displays the local catalog node name.|
|Database name||Displays the local database name or DCS Alias.|
|Subsystem||Displays the name of the subsystem.|
|System||Displays system IP address and port number.|
|Installed Database Clients||Description|
|Select the appropriate database client or click to browse.|
To display connection information about a z/OS database in Toad.
Note: Consult the IBM DB2 documentation for more information on z/OS DB2 databases.
Note: If you use a non-administrator windows account to run SQL Optimizer for IBM DB2 z/OS, the login account must belong to the "DB2ADMIN" or "DB2USER" user group. You may also need to add "DB2ADMIN" or "DB2USER" if the user login belongs to the Administrator user group.
The SQL optimization workflow ensures that your SQL statements perform optimally in your database environment.
|Optimize SQL Statements||
The SQL Optimizer uses artificial intelligence to generate alternatives with unique execution plans for problematic SQL statements. SQL Optimizer generates the alternatives by analyzing SQL statement syntax and database structure. Optimize SQL Statements
|Test Run SQL||
The Test Run SQL function tests the performance of each alternative SQL Optimizer generates. This provides execution times for each alternative to determine the best statement for your database environment. Test Run SQL Alternatives
|Compare SQL Alternatives||
The Compare feature displays details for two SQL statements side-by-side. You can compare an alternative to the original SQL statement or compare two alternatives.
The Report feature creates a SQL resolution report after you complete the optimization process.
The Support Bundle provides any easy way for you to contact Quest technical support to report a problem or ask a question. It includes information about each module of the application and your local computer; and can be used to help troubleshoot problems.
To create a support bundle
Select Help | Support Bundle.
Complete the Contact and Problem Details sections.
The SQL Optimizer for DB2 z/OS Community is available for you to find the latest information about SQL Optimizer. By joining the community, you can participate in the beta program, communicate with the development team and other users in the discussion forums, and read blog entries. Click Toad for DB2 community to join the community or follow the instructions below to access the community from SQL Optimizer.
To access the community
Select the Community tab in the main window.
Note: You need a connection to the Internet to access most community content.