August 12, 2014

IBM Knowledge Center a DB2 for z/OS Resource

As I've often noted, I prefer storing DB2 for z/OS manuals in PDF format. Even though keeping them updated is a challenge, I believe that being able to access all this information from my laptop is well worth the effort.

Launched earlier this year, the IBM Knowledge Center is the online home for all DB2 for z/OS product information. This site provides links to additional information resources and alternative documentation formats, such as the PDF manuals that I like (which are available in hard copy from the IBM Publications Center). The current sets of manuals available through the Knowledge Center are for DB2 versions 9, 10 and 11. I like that the search feature now automatically limits the search to the DB2 version tab you select.

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I also appreciate that readers can add comments to each document. (Free registration is required to use this feature.) This is a simple way to voice your opinions to IBM as well as learn how others feel about the documentation.