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DB20 on iSeries?

Is anyone aware of whether or not DB20 is a valid transaction for an SAP system in the iSeries? We have a consultant in working on a general ledger migration and in the past she's used DB20 to tweak statistics on a tables. I've not personally used this transaction before, but she said it looks different on the iSeries than she's used to and it's not acting properly.

I didn't know if it was a problem with our system or if it's not supported because of the way SAP runs on the iSeries. I haven't found any notes related to DB20 and the iSeries.

If it's not supported, is there some other way to tweak the table statistics? Thank you.


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    Posted on Jun 08, 2009 at 04:24 PM

    Hi TJ,

    no, DB20 is not needed on iSeries 😉))

    ... and therefore not available ...

    => just tell your consultant to skip all of these steps in the guide ...


    Volker Gueldenpfennig, consolut international ag - -

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    • Hi.


      > most likely the official guide ...


      > Just have a look into the Unicode Conversion guide for 6.40 and most likely of 7.0 ...

      I just wanted to let you know that the SAP Note 551344 which contains the mentioned guidelines was updated. All the attached guides now contain a statement that it is not neccessary to run transaction DB20 on IBM i.

      Thanks for bringing up this topic so we could improve our documentation.

      Best regards,


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