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Db2 for i

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Power off Date by sql

we require the ability to find the time and date of machine shutdown via sql (scheduled via the go power command)
15 days ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Future consideration

SQL view device status

The idea is based on the creation of an SQL view that allows you to view the status of any device. The native RTVCFGSTS command is not particularly convenient to use via SQL, this view would allow you to break down this limit and provide the real-...
19 days ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 0 Submitted

Query Supervisor: Update ADD_QUERY_THRESHOLD procedure to add filters to restrict or allow users by Gruop Profiles

Update ADD_QUERY_THRESHOLD procedure to add filters to restrict or allow users by Gruop Profiles. I think this capability can be enhanced add INCLUDE_GRPPRF and EXCLUDE_GRPPRF to allow more filters when we have the user profiles organized by Group...
29 days ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Future consideration

A wrong comment

Today an operator made a mistake in putting the sign in an update SQL stmt, and instead of a hyphen he put two hyphens.The result was catastrophic. Over 700,00 lines have been updated: update TABLE set AMOUNT = ,01--, TAX=123,4where KEY = 1 instea...
29 days ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Not under consideration

SQL Script Listing Open IFS Share Sessions

The below SQL script "SELECT SERVER_SHARE_NAME, SHARE_TYPE, TEXT_DESCRIPTION, PATH_NAME, CURRENT_CONNECTIONS FROM QSYS2.SERVER_SHARE_INFO WHERE SHARE_TYPE = 'FILE';" will list all IFS shares and the number of current connections but does not provi...
about 1 month ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Future consideration

External Tables

It would be very useful to have tables whose content is given by text files, such as Oracle's External Tables. in Oracle this functionality is obtained like this: CREATE TABLE my_ext_table ( id NUMBER, author VARCHAR2(30), created DATE, text CLOB ...
about 1 month ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Future consideration

SYSTOOLS.READ_SPREADSHEET to be able to read xlsx files from SQL

It would be usefull to be able to read xlsx files from within RPG programs for importing data as a table function.
about 2 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Future consideration

Add syslog facility to MESSAGE_QUEUE_INFO table function

This facility already exists for the history log and audit journal table functions, but those are quite limited in scope as many events will not occur in either source. Having the facility to retrieve messages in the same way for ad hoc message qu...
about 2 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Future consideration

Add ability to use any RPG variable in an embedded SQL statement, including those that come from Qualified Dimensioned data structures

Programmers would benefit by not seeing the error - Variable :BLAH is not usable for reason X when writing exec SQL select statement in an RPG program. Some variables are allowed and some are not, but it is not always clear why this basic select d...
about 2 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration

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...
2 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Functionality already exists