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Db2 for i

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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...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 8 Future consideration

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.
almost 5 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 10 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 ...
over 4 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...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 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...
almost 4 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 6 Future 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...
about 5 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 6 Future consideration

DLTF enhancement to remove dependant LF

DLTF can be instructed for special constraint handling by use of parameter RMVCST()Please add possibility to remove dependant LF with a parameter like DLTDEPLF(*YES) Use Case: Currently, dependencies need to be found with DSPDBR. Automatic file pr...
almost 4 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 6 Future consideration

Allow SQL Precompiler to handle longer names of fields

It must be possible to use long names of fields/attributes defined in qualified data structures when building applications using modern free format RPG with embedded SQL. Use Case: When using names for fields/attributes defined in qualified data s...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 8 Future consideration

IBM i Service to list Netserver Share and Sessions

Currently, there is no way to list from an IBM i command line the Netserver Share or Session details. An IBM i Service to list these details would make like a lot easier. I accept that the Go Nets menu is an alternative to this but it has signific...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 7 Future consideration

SAVLIB / RSTLIB - Guarantee that all type external procedures are saved and restored

Our company does SAVLIB backups of production libraries for last resort recovery and development environment restoration. There is a hole in this process that is recognized in "External Procedures, Triggers, and User-Defined Functions on IBM DB2 f...
about 5 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 7 Future consideration