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Implementation of restore function that does not change the state of the access path

We would like you to implement the restore function that does not change the state of the access path by implicitly shared access paths. Our customers are having trouble getting their program to do something unexpected by save and restore. We wou...
23 days ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 4 Needs more information

Implement qsys2.Http_get for blob file

I think then the new sql function for http_get are really interesting, fast and above all there isn't java! I started use it instead of systools funcion, but I need an http_get that allow me download binary files like .zip . Please implement it! M...
4 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 7 Future consideration

An IBM i Service for retrieving device status similar to WRKCFGSTS

A device's status is currently not available via SQL. This would be useful for tracking the status of devices such as virtual display/printer devices. It would be useful for System Admins. It could be partnered with QSYS2.OBJECT_STATISTICS to find...
22 days ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Future consideration

New IBM i SQL Service to Retrieve Certificate Usage Information

Need a DB2 SQL Service equivalent to API : Retrieve Certificate Usage Information (QYCDRCUI, QycdRetrieveCertUsageInfo) Use Case: We already have the CERTIFICATE_INFO table function, this would allow to know the certificates used (by DCM applicati...
4 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Future consideration

Support for Application-Period Temporal Tables

System-period temporal tables are great, but "system-time" is not appropriate in many applications. Quoting from an article by Philip Nelson on DB2 Temporal Support - A Practical Introduction: Temporal support consists of two key concepts : system...
about 1 month ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Future consideration

Valid JSON for passing options to SQL HTTP Function

The documentation for the SQL HTTP GET function states the following: > Sets an HTTP header in the HTTP request with the specified headername and headervalue. > This option can be specified multiple times to set multiple headers. The optio...
6 days ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Future consideration

Provide an SQL service, view, or other way to report out information about services deployed via Integrated Web Services.

The ability to run reporting of information about deployed services, such as what services are deployed, what servers those are on, whether or not those are applying TLS and basic authentication, etc., would be a help to easily determine and audit...
20 days ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Submitted

Port FIRST_DAY function to Db2 for i

IBM Db2 11.1 introduced a new scalar function FIRST_DAY to return the first day of the month. https://www.ibm.com/docs/en/db2/11.5?topic=functions-first-day Please port this function to IBM Db2 for i. Use Case: Make SQL more readable. Make SQL mor...
4 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Future consideration

Support USER as Default for VARCHAR(10) Columns in Db2 SQL Tables

Currently if I have a table with a varchar(10) field in it, I cannot specify DEFAULT USER or any of the other user registers because they are 18 bytes or longer.However on IBM i, user Profiles are 10.It would save me having to write a Trigger for ...
4 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Future consideration

An IBM i Service for retrieving Netserver session details

The QSYS2.SERVER_SHARE_INFO service shows various details about the existing shares including the share name, IFS path, read/write status, and current number of users that are connected. However it does not give a view of who those users are. This...
22 days ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Future consideration