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Db2 for i

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Increase the maximum size of LOB objects to at least 4GB but perferrably 2TB

The 2GB "limit" on LOB objects is sometime painful. The limit should be at least 4GB but other databases support LOB sizes up to 2TB. So since this is the premiere database, I think we should also have the highest limits.
about 4 hours ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 0 Submitted

Change JOURNALED_OBJECTS to only scan requested libraries/objects

select * from JOURNALED_OBJECTS WHERE OBJECT_LIBRARY = 'SYSIBM' and OBJECT_NAME = 'SYSDUMMY1'; When this SQL is run against the Journaled_Objects view, it scans all objects in all libraries. If there are objects locked that cannot be scanned, the ...
4 days ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 0 Submitted

get REFFLD information from DB2 Catalog

For physical files, it is not possible to retrieve the REFFLD keyword information from the DB2 catalog views
5 days ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 0 Submitted

Allow option on STRSQL to remove the F3-Exit option of "1=Save and exit session"

I consider this a save/restore issue. I did a system migration from a Power 9 to a Power 10. I had users complain that their STRSQL session statements did not migrate. I realize they are stored in some object in QRECOVERY and do not get saved. How...
7 days ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 0 Submitted

Enhance VARCHAR format option for EUR,JIS,ISO,USA but for LOCAL option

Today, VARCHAR supports a 2nd parameter when the first parameter is a date/time value. That 2nd parameter returns the resulting date value in the designated format. The LOCAL option returns the value in the Job's format. I would like this enhanced...
8 days ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Submitted

Foreign Key enhancement

I would like to request an enhancement to DB2. Through the years, we have had various developers who have set up files and tables with different numeric data types, that hold the same data. For example, in one file, a Customer number might be defi...
11 days ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 0 Submitted

Add support for ARM based processors (Apple M2) with the odbc driver

When developing locally in a linux docker container that uses the IBM i Access ODBC driver the application has to be emulated and uses QEMU. The docker daemon memory has to be increased to support it and all packages now have to use QEMU and the b...
11 days ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 0 Submitted

Create SQL View or Table Function for EdtRbdAP

When we refresh Test Environments via RSTOBJ we want to know EdtRbdAP's estimated completion time so we can: 1) Wait for it to complete, and 2) Send status updates. "Rebuilds estimated to complete in ~25 minutes at 8:30pm ET...""Rebuilds estimated...
20 days ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 0 Submitted

OBJECT_LOCK_INFO() table function which accepts library name, object name, and object type - returns list of locks on that object

This is very similar to the OBJECT_LOCK_INFO view, but it can target a specific object similar to WRKOBJLCK command. It should be able to return the locks for the object much more quickly than using the view.
28 days ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 4 Functionality already exists

Provide an SQL service to retrieve same data as DSPFFD command to OUTFILE for non-db2 objects such as DSPF, DDM, etc

When writing applications that utilize DSPFFD information, today you must code the command. An SQL service could provide flexibility and granularity to access this data for specific objects, similar to SYSCOLUMNS or OBJECT_STATISTICS.
about 1 month ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Future consideration