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Add ISO 8601 timestamp format.

ISO 8601 format shows:2019-07-17T15:21:38Z2019-07-17T15:21:38+01:00T = seperator between date and timeZ = Zulu time+01:00 is Zulu + 1 hour Use Case: Trying to do data interchange with other systems.
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 10 Future consideration

DB2 Alter Table Rename column

DB2 for LUW and z/OS provide the capability to rename a column. DB2 for i should have the same functionality. Renaming a column's system name should be included, too. Use Case: In our IT department, Data Studio is used to create or modify tables a...
about 6 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 6 Future consideration

DSPPGMREF with SQL

In SQL Services create a view or UDF, who have the same information as the CL command DSPPGMREF Use Case: get the list of programs that use a file ...
about 3 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 7 Future consideration

SQL Enhancement - CREATE OR REPLACE INDEX

Please implement CREATE OR REPLACE INDEX Use Case: In setting up a source member for a CMS to create or change an index through RUNSQLSTM, if the index already exists, it errors out. If I precede the CREATE INDEX with a DROP INDEX, it errors out i...
about 4 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Future consideration

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...
10 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 8 Future consideration

Allow more than 1 level of qualified datastructures in SQLRPGLE

We get more and more embedded SQL code in our RPGLE sources but the compiler still only supports 1 level of qualified data structures. This is such a pain. See Use case for example. More practical examples are joins where you want to use the exter...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 6 Future consideration

Select into :dsArray

It would be great to be able to select columns from a table directly into a data structure array instead of going through the process of creating a cursor. Because a lot of times you just want the list of matches and then your done. It makes even ...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 6 Not under consideration

Exit Point QIBM_QDB_OPEN split

In the operating system there is one entry point DBOPEN Format DBOP0100 that takes care of database access. This is a really powerful exit point, because if activated it shows every access to a file. But on the other side is this exact the biggest...
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 11 Future consideration

allow three part names in db2 for i services

please add ability to use three-part naming in UDTF or in db2 for i services likeQSYS2.JOB_INFOIt seems that the 3-part naming isn't working or supported in UDTFs. .e.g.:https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/community/wikis/home?lang=en#!/wiki/IBM%20...
about 5 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Not under consideration

RPGLE embedded SQL nested datastructure (array)

It would be useful to allow nested ds and nested ds arrays for hostvariables in embedded SQL (RPGLE). Because now i have to move the nested subfield into a secondary standalone field.This is a horrible workaround :-) . Use Case: CASE WHEN :Example...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 6 Future consideration