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My votes: Db2 for i

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139 VOTE

DB2 service for IFS listing

I'd like to be able to get a list of IFS files within a directory using a DB2 service. For example, to get the root directory:SELECT * FROM TABLE(QSYS2.GET_IFS('/')) A Which would return a list of stream files and directories within root. For the ...
about 8 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 13 Delivered
121 VOTE

Allow use of RPG constants in embedded SQL

When a constant is defined in RPG, allow that constant to be used in embedded SQL statements so that the value of the constant does not have to be hard coded in the SQL statement. Allow the constant to be referenced as if it were a program variabl...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 7 Delivered

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...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 10 Delivered

SQL drop if exists

Please provide an IF EXISTS option on the DROP statement. For tables we have a CREATE OR REPLACE CONSTRUCT, however this isn't available for indexes/views/procedures... While a compound statement works, it requires multiple lines of code which is ...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Delivered

Boolean data type in Db2

The boolean datatype seam to be standard in other major database, so it will be a good opportunity to also have bool as a native type in DB2. I know you can use CREATE TYPE BOOL to make you own implementation, however it will not allow direct logi...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 4 Delivered

Retrieve spool file data (contents of spool file) through SQL Service

Spool files are a vital source of data for traditional IBM i businesses. Currently, for a program to access spool data (contents of a spool file), one must either use APIs, or commands that create temporary objects of some kind. Although such trad...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Delivered

Change SQL function TIMESTAMPDIFF result from INTEGER to BIGINT

The SQL scalar function TIMESTAMPDIFF currently returns an INTEGER result. When requesting a result in microseconds, INTEGER only works for a difference of about 35 minutes before getting an SQLSTATE 22001 error. A BIGINT result would allow a much...
about 3 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 5 Delivered

CPF warning when system has reached 90% of 2.6 Million spool files

CPI1468 - System job tables nearing capacity is generated before the system becomes unusable. Very nice. CPF4235 is generated when the number of spool files exceeds 2.6 Million. It would be helpful to receive a similar message when the Spool file ...
about 4 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 8 Delivered

Add APAR id to Object_Statistics

When performing an upgrade one may want to find all commands which have had their defaults changed via CHGCMDDFT.If you do the DSPOBJD with *SERVICE details you can look at the APAR ID (ODAPAR). It get CHGDFT for any commands that have had CHGCMDD...
about 5 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 4 Delivered


Currently, HTTPGETBLOB results can't be easily pushed to the IFS. Use Case: My specific use case is for bootstrapping installation of the forthcoming PASE yum packages that were announced at COMMONs17. Conceptual syntax: SELECT SYSTOOLS.HTTPGETBLO...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Delivered