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Db2 for i

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SQL Function to Create Spool File

Add SQL function to output query results directly to a spool file. This would be really helpful for simple ad hoc queries and eliminate the need to create an RPG program or dumping query results to an outfile and then using RUNQRY over the outfile...
4 days ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 0 Submitted

See progress of RGZPFM

When you do a RGZPFM can we see the progress in the joblog? or somewhere we could see how much progress is being made. This will help gauging how long a reorg will take.
6 days ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 0 Submitted

Bring JSON_SET function to i

I am writing to propose the development and implementation of a new function, JSON_SET(), on the IBM i system. As developers on the IBM i platform, we face limitations in manipulating JSON data, which has become increasingly prevalent in modern ap...
11 days ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Submitted

IBM DB2 SQL Table: Database Manger Identity / Duplicate Key

Change SQL to support unique identity columns. Where unique identity columns are automatically unique (pk/uk constraint), automatically skip numbers that already exist, and only throw exception if file is out of available numbers. We use identity ...
12 days ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 0 Submitted

change systools.special_authority_data_mart to have option where to place the files in user defined library

need to make sure the data is "locked down" by being able to place the resulting SENSITIVE file in a different library, just like the audit journal data_mart SQL.
26 days ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 0 Submitted

enhance QSYS2.MANAGE_AUDIT_JOURNAL_DATA_MART

add filter to the QSYS2.MANAGE_AUDIT_JOURNAL_DATA_MART. would like to be able to filter what records are added to the data_mart for instance in AF entries, filter on object, library or usrprfsimilar for ZC/ZR entries
28 days ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Future consideration

API or DB2 SQL Service to return the OVRDBF information for a JOB

It would be nice to have either a DB2 SQL Service or API that would return the information from DSPOVR. Currently the only way I know to do this at least for the current job is to do a DSPOVR *PRINT or DSPJOB *PRINT and read through the spool file...
about 1 month ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Future consideration

Change the QSYS2.IFS_READ Table Function to accept a variable as the Path Name

It would make the IFS_READ Table Function more useful when processing files received from REST API's.
about 2 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Functionality already exists

Enhance IBM DB2 SQL triggering to allow running the triggering action in async mode to improve system performance

This is useful for non critical batch run update for huge size file to shorten the program run time.
about 2 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Functionality already exists

Full support of Field Reference File (FRF) in SQL

When creating tables via SQL it is not possible to use the concept of a FRF to define fields in a consistent way and especially query the catalogs later on to find the origin of a field. A workaround is a CREATE TABLE AS however this doesn't suppo...
2 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration