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Check out the Db2 13 for z/OS documentation and IBM Redbooks publication

By Paul McWilliams posted Fri June 17, 2022 03:18 PM


As announced, the general availability of Db2 13 for z/OS was May 31, 2022, and I’m excited to announce that the online product documentation for Db2 13 for z/OS was available available at the same time!

As with every Db2 release, there a lot of content, but here are some good places to start:

More news about PDF manuals

I also have good news for fans of the PDF-format manuals. You can download the full set from PDF format manuals for Db2 13 for z/OS. Even though we focus on the online documentation experience, we know that PDF format offers advantages in certain contexts, especially for sequential reading, and more targeted searching. So, we’ve reversed our previous policy against creating PDF manuals for newer information sets. And some of our newest information sets are now available as PDF manuals for the first time, including:


If you do use the PDF manuals, I always suggest that you download the file from the links in IBM Documentation whenever possible. We update some online documentation topics and the corresponding PDFs just about every week. Also, the URLs of the PDF files generally do not change when we refresh them, so you can bookmark the manuals that you use most often to always access the latest edition.

We also updated our sample script files, which you can use to download the full set of PDFs in one action. The latest version of the script downloads all PDF manuals for Db2 13, Db2 12, or both. We also updated it to download the PDF manuals for the Db2 Accessories Suite and the new PDF manuals mentioned previously. 

New from IBM Rebooks: IBM Db2 13 for z/OS and More

For a different view into the new capabilities in Db2 13, be sure to also check out IBM Db2 13 for z/OS and More. This new IBM Redbooks publication describes the many innovations in Db2 13 and the companion products that comprise the Db2 for z/OS ecosystem. The contents of this book will help application developers, database administrators, and solution architects understand the newest capabilities of Db2 for z/OS and related tools and learn how to leverage them to get the greatest value from your database.


1 comment



Thu June 23, 2022 04:33 AM

Thank you, this is very helpful! Especially, I appreciate more PDF manuals. I download them regularly using my own script (also using curl as in yours). Perhaps, you could also consider building a collection of all PDFs (as z/OS folks do it) and refresh weekly/monthly? Thank you.