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E-DB2: Change Assistant and AutoCommit (Doc ID 2532932.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 10, 2019

Applies to:

PeopleSoft Enterprise PT PeopleTools - Version 8.53 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


 During an Upgrade, a customer site using Db2 sees that when using Peoplesoft Change Assistant to run upgrade scripts, it appears to be auto-commiting after each sql statement even though there is not a commit in the script.

The Db2cmd.exe (command line processor) runs in auto-commit mode,  by default. This means that a commit is executed for every statement in the script. If the script itself contains commits, we then commit every statement twice.This generates excessive overhead in the DB2 subsystem when executing large alter scripts such as during an Application upgrade.


1. If auto commit is the default behaviour of Change Assistant in executing upgrade scripts on all database platforms or

2. Auto commit behaviour of Change Assistant is due to the fact that db2cmd.exe (command line processor) runs in auto-commit mode by default because customer is using Db2.


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