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Force off applications connected to a specific database

This quickly generates a command to force off applications connected to a specific database. The DB2 command "force application all" is too wide in its effect. This tip provides the needed command for a specific database. Just cut-and-paste the command to execute it. It has been tested on DB2 UDB version 7.2 and 8.1. Change the XXXXXXXX to the appropriate database name.

db2 "list applications" | awk -v d=XXXXXXXX
"{if($5==d){if(length(t)>0){t=t","};t=t$3;}}END{print"db2 'force application("t")'";}"

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This was first published in March 2003

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