A table-specific disk I/O integrity checksum for detection of hardware read errors. The checksum level setting applies to primary data rows, fallback data rows, and all secondary index rows for the table.
For a system-defined join index, the integrity checking setting you specify for a base table also applies to any system-defined join indexes defined on that table. You cannot specify integrity checking for a system-defined join index directly.
- Calculate checksums using the entire disk block. Sample 100% of the disk blocks to generate a checksum. ON is equivalent to ALL, which is deprecated.
- Disables checksum disk I/O integrity checks. OFF is equivalent to NONE, which is deprecated.
- The default setting is the current DBS Control checksum setting specified for this table type.
- The checksum setting is updated immediately for this table, including all data blocks and cylinder indexes. If you do not specify this option, the checksum setting is updated the next time the data blocks and cylinder indexes are updated and written to disk.
Example: Changing CHECKSUM to the Default
ALTER TABLE employee,CHECKSUM = DEFAULT;