Each NGT product has a set of parameters that let you control how the product processes and uses resources. For NGT Unload, you can specify the following parameters following the ULDPARMS DD statement in your NGT job stream.

NGT Unload parameters

The following global parameters (UTLPARMS) apply to all NGT products. Installing an NGT product configures the defaults for the global parameters, separately for each DB2 subsystem. Each product job can then override these default parameters if needed. The job's output lists the default parameters and any overrides. 

NGT Global parameters

Syntax rules for parameters

The following rules apply to the syntax for parameters for the Next Generation Technology (NGT) products:

  • All parameters must start with a plus symbol (+).

  • Parameters can start anywhere, but must be contained within the first 72 character positions of the line. Columns 73-80 are ignored and can contain sequence numbers.

  • You can code parameters over multiple lines. Continuation is automatic.

  • You can code multiple parameters on the same line.

  • You can code comments by enclosing the comment between /* (beginning) and */ (end). You can place comments anywhere, including in the middle of a word. The product removes all comment strings before checking syntax.


    If you specify parameters by using a DD statement in your JCL, do not begin a comment with /* in column one. Placing /* in column one causes IBM MVS to generate a //SYSIN statement for any subsequent records in the data set unless you use DLM= to change the JCL comment delimiter.

  • You can nest comments, with no limit to the number of nested levels that you can use. Ensure that each /* has a corresponding */.

  • When specifying a series of values, you must separate them with commas. Blanks, wherever they are coded, have no significance. The product removes all blanks before checking syntax.

  • If the same parameter is specified multiple times within the same input data set, the latest specification prevails.

  • Do not use the plus symbol inside parentheses for any parameter.

Related topics

NGT Unload ULDPARMS DD statement

NGT global UTLPARMS DD statement

Overview of Parameters

NGT global parameters

Parameters for NGT Reorg

Parameters for NGT Load

Parameters for NGT Unload

Parameters for NGT Check

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