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Improve performance of REGEXP_xxx SQL functions

The REGEXP_SUBSTR and related SQL Regular Expression functions a great, but rely on external interfaces. The request is to figure out a way to make them perform better regardless of them being based on the eternal ICU library. In one-off situatio...
3 days ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 0 Submitted

Add a parameter to RUNSQLSTM to Delete its work files once it completes

When running RUNSQLSTM to create SQL GLOBAL Variables or Global Temporary Tables or anything, it creates a couple of source files in QTEMP. One is named QSQLSRC, one is often named QSQLT000 or simlar. I would like a parameter on RUNSQLSTM named CL...
8 days ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 0 Submitted

Revisit, enhance and reduce redundancy in earlier SQL Services VIEWS that utilize OBJECT_STATISTICS

Some early SQL Services, such as MSGQ_INFO and MSGF_DATA use a 2-phase OBJECT_STATISTICS instance to build the list of objects they're using or returning. See additional details for example. Today, the OBJECT_STATISTICS includes the system library...
8 days ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 0 Submitted

add record type to DNS_LOOKUP table function

DNS supports obviously many record types. Apparenty DNS_LOOKUP ask just for A type. Please add record type query for to DNS_LOOKUP as a second parameter (i.e. to ask for MX type, TXT type.... etc....)
10 days ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 0 Submitted

Please fix QMQUERY to not need to sign off and on again when modifying multiple queries.

The company I am at uses *QRYDFN for most reporting. I have had to convert these reports from *QRYDFN to *QMQRY. When working with 1 QMQRY and have completed my changes, I then move to the next QMQRY. This is not possible as the tool is currently ...
15 days ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 0 Submitted

Retrieve SQL source does not format source for easy readability and includes garbage in the source.

For SOX reasons, I retrieve the source DDL to include in change control. We still use source files to store the DDL. The source retrieved is not clean and recently started including a \t at the start of each new line. Please improve the formatting...
23 days ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 0 Submitted

Create an exit point similar to QIBM_QZDA_SQL2 but for all other SQL interfaces

There is no exit point for SQL when run outside the scope of ACS RUN SQL SCRIPTS or "Access i ODBC" as it is referred to in the docs. We need the ability to monitor and do other things for all SQL statements run on the system. We have users coming...
25 days ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 0 Submitted

Support WITH TIME ZONE in DB2 for i

Timestamps are stored by default in the current timezone which causes problems if you need to support an application in different timezones, compare historical data with other systems or on DST events. It would therefore be useful if DB2 for i wou...
29 days ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Submitted

Add optional argument for XMLPARSE

To use XMLPARSE, the external encoding of the data need to be consistent with XML prolog. But, often, the encoding of the variable (in hosted langage or CLOB) isn't the same as original value. For example : when we receive an XML file by FTP or ot...
about 1 month ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Future consideration

Add FOR COLUMN or FOR SYSTEM NAME to Function Return Column Definitions

For User-defined SQL Function, today we can define returned column name using up to 128 characters. There currently (as far as I know) is no way to also assign a shorter, more memorable "System Column Name" to the returned parameter. For example:...
about 2 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Future consideration