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VARCHAR_FORMAT support TZH and TZM format elements

Db2 for z/OS aleady has this https://www.ibm.com/docs/ko/db2-for-zos/13?topic=functions-varchar-format Other databases such as Oracle and Postgresql already support this
24 days ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 0 Submitted

Please create SQL service to retrieve PCML from compiled modules

Breaking out this part from https://ibm-power-systems.ideas.ibm.com/ideas/IBMI-I-3437 Please create a SQL service to retrieve PCM from compiled programs like the QBNRPII but easier to use. My personal use case for this is to automatically create P...
25 days ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 0 Submitted

Additional columns for MTI_INFO table function

It would useful also to retrieve: - the number of rows of the table. - the number of entries of the temporary index (if sparse). - the number of utilization of this temporary index. We already have the number of references. - the order (ASC or DES...
about 1 month ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 0 Submitted

Add Db2i for i Service to maintain validation list

Please add a DB2 for i service that looks at/maintains the users under validations list under the HTTP admin server. If you need to rename a user today you can't, you have to recreate the user. Having a service like this will help helpdesk and/or ...
about 1 month ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Future consideration

allow lower security for QSYS2.MTI_INTO() function

MTI_INFO allows DB Admins to gain information on temporary indexes. The user needs *JOBCTL or QIBM_DB_SQLADM authority. On larger Systems it is not easy to grant *JOBCTL or to maintain the SQLADM for all users. When *PGMR user tries to get informa...
about 1 month ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Future consideration

DB2 SQL join with USING need to support nullable column

I have a problem with a JOIN when columns are nullable. summary: I ask for an correction of the USING feature : in the sql engine do a IS NOT DISTINCT FROM when the column is nullable, so USING will do its job. details: for a better explanation, y...
about 1 month ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration

UUID datatype for IBMi

A UUID is a Universally Unique Identifier, meaning that these identifiers are unique over your whole DB; even better unique" across space and time". UUID's are stored in 128bit format and follow a standarized format (rfc4122) This makes the type a...
about 1 month ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 4 Future consideration

Add SQL URI_ENCODE / URI_DECODE Function

IBM i SQL URI_ENCODE / URI_DECODE Function required to provide native support for HTML entities conversion. Benefit: Enables decoded URI value to be stored in an IBM i table as UTF-8 and displayed in ACS. Especially useful when working with differ...
about 1 month ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Future consideration

Add abiilty to adjust the increment for selected system limits

I am working with a client that has a few very large files that grow daily and system limit 15003 is logged many times a day since the increment is 1Gb. They know this growth occurs and would like to have an option to specify the increment to be a...
about 1 month ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Future consideration

XMLVALIDATE: when it found an issue, it doesn't inform in which number line inside XML is the issue.

Hello, At present we're using XMLVALIDATE (SQL-XML) to check if the file XML it's right or not with XSD files. When we use "XMLVALIDATE" and SQL founds an issue inside XML, then SQL throws a message error, but it doesn't inform to us in what line/...
about 2 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Functionality already exists