Top DB2 bind options you always need to give (2 of 2)

Refer my part-1 if you miss it.

VALIDATION TIME: This is either RUN/BIND. It is to check authorization at BIND time or RUN time.

RESOURCE RELEASE TIME: COMMIT   >>all the resources will be realease after commit, except Cursor Withhold. We can also use DEALLOCATE, but, meaning is the same.

EXPLAIN: Yes/NO   ….> to get Explain info for an SQL or not


Always means it determines access path both at Bind time and execution time. “Yes” is valid only, when you need to DEFER PREPARE.

DEFER PREPARE: YES   ..>it is for dynamic SQL statements. It defers preparing dynamic SQL statements till it encounters OPEN,DESCRIBE,EXECUTE statements.

KEEP DYN SQL PAST COMMIT: Yes…> it keeps dynamic sql statements even after commit. So no need to prepare SQL statements.

OPTIMIZATION HINT: user-id …> if you mention it DB2 will use access paths as given in the table owner.PLAN_NAME. DB2 searches for HINT-ID in the PLAN_NAME table. If you keep it blank then DB2 will take care of it.

DYNAMIC RULES: RUN/BIND…> to apply Bind rules for Dynamic SQL statements.

SQL RULES:  DB2  or STD..> either to apply DB2 rules/SQL rules


This is to end all remote connections. Explicit-means to end all external connection of release-pend state, when in COMMIT/ROLLBACK

AUTOMATIC: To end all remote connections

CONDITIONAL: To end al remote connections when there are

no cursors with WITH HOLD.

I have given very popular BIND options. Still there are many. If you are a developer the above list is good to know.

PS: A remote connection that is not going to be used will keep in the “Release-Pending” status.

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