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My votes: Db2 for i

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Change the QSYS2.IFS_READ Table Function to accept a variable as the Path Name

It would make the IFS_READ Table Function more useful when processing files received from REST API's.
about 2 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Functionality already exists

Enhance IBM DB2 SQL triggering to allow running the triggering action in async mode to improve system performance

This is useful for non critical batch run update for huge size file to shorten the program run time.
about 2 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Functionality already exists

Add SQL Object Type to QDBRTVFD and QUSROBJD APIs

Today the SQL object type is available only via the QUSRMBRD (Retrieve Member Description) API. However when a file has NO MEMBERS, the QUSRMBRD API cannot be used to retrieve the needed SQL Object Type. Ironically, the QDBRTVFD (Retrieve File Des...
5 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Functionality already exists

Add a warning when parameter markers are truncated

IBM i silently truncates parameters to prepared statements to match the length of the target. -----From https://www.ibm.com/docs/en/i/7.4?topic=statements-open, section "Parameter marker replacement" : However, unlike the rules for assigning a val...
8 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Functionality already exists

Allow a SQL stored procedure to use 3 part naming without having to create a custom *SQLPKG on each target.

I created a sql stored procedure which looks like the following: CREATE PROCEDURE rob.PROPAGATE_QLNKOMT() LANGUAGE SQL MODIFIES SQL DATA SET OPTION DATFMT = *ISO P1 : BEGINDECLARE OMIT_LIST CHARACTER VARYING ( 32000 ) ; SELECT FSXCMD INTO OMIT_LIS...
9 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Functionality already exists

DBMS_OUTPUT (or alternative)

When writing compound statements and executing them interactively I would like to display certain output.
11 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Functionality already exists

Enhance the QLIRNMO API so it updates SQL Catalogs the same as the RNMOBJ CL command

Today, the QLIRNMO API only updates the SQL Catalogs for SQL TABLE, VIEW, and INDEX objects. But for SEQUENCES, TRIGGERS, VARIABLES, etc. it does not and the association between the SQL Object long name, and the shorter System Object Name is lost,...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Functionality already exists

For queries requiring table scan agsinst of large, 100,000,000+ row tables, split the query into multiple threads based on a percentage of total table pages

WHY: Improved one off query performance against large, 100,000,000+ row tables. WHO: My customer has transaction log tables that can record millions of transactions per day. Peaking just above 58 million per month in the last 6 months. Maintaining...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Functionality already exists

OBJECT_STATISTICS table function should return source information for CRTBNDxxx compiled objects.

OBJECT_STATISTICS currently returns NULL for the source info for programs compiled with CRTBNDxxx commands. That info it is available in DSPPGM for the object if you drill into the QTEMP module of the program. This would be helpful for users wanti...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Functionality already exists

Add the "Share Open Data Path" attribute to the QDBRTVFD API

The SHARE ODP attribute is missing from the QDBRTVFD API. While SHARE is technically a file's MEMBER attribute, it is an attribute that is pervasively associated with a file object. Currently there is no user-accessible way of retrieving that attr...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Functionality already exists