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The QSYS2.SYSDISKSTAT view should return "FAILED" instead of null value for disk paths that are in a FAILED state

When viewing disk path statuses from SST, a failed path will show a status of FAILED. When queried through QSYS2.SYSDISKSTAT these paths currently have a null "Resource Status". It would make more sense for the view to return information that is c...
5 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Delivered

add SQL query with print instead of display option or generate spool file then PDF ACS

In DB2 for z/OS there are utilities to generate a print/hard copy report instead of displaying the SQL query on screen, I find in DB2 for i OUTPUT(*PRINT) is not available or valid, and don't know of DB2 for i utility to do so. Printing high volum...
6 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 5 Delivered

Additional Information from QSYS2.PTF_INFO

For those PTFs that have special instructions it would be useful to include this information via a NULL capable column of type CLOB, for example call PTF_SPECIAL_INSTRUCTIONS, so that it can be queried via the QSYS2.PTF_INFO view. Currently there ...
6 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Delivered

Add view or udtf JOB_QUEUE_ENTRIES

Because the view JOB_QUEUE_INFO already exist, so similar to the output_queue_xxx views the job_queue_entries view is missing select * from qsys2.job_queue_entrieswhere job_queue_name = 'QBATCH'
7 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Delivered

Provide buffer length of LOB columns in SYSCOLUMNS2 view

When processing I/U/D entries from a journal using the DISPLAY_JOURNAL we need to "map" the entry specific data over the record layout. The amount of space occupied by a LOB column varies; depending upon where in the record the column starts. So t...
8 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 5 Delivered

change RESPONSE_HTTP_HEADER for QSYS2.HTTP_GET_VERBOSE when we want cookie

The HTTP functions do not handle the multiple use of the "set-cookie" headers within an HTTP response. The root issue is that JSON keys should be unique and multiple instances of the "set-cookie" key are not permitted in JSON. Here is a possible a...
9 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Delivered

An IBM i Service to retrieve program copyright info similar to DSPPGM DETAIL(*COPYRIGHT)

This would be useful for programmers attempting to review or confirm the copyright entries on their commercial products.
11 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Delivered

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 year ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 4 Delivered

Add SQL functions ADD_DAYS, ADD_HOURS, ADD_MINUTES, ADD_SECONDS, ADD_YEARS

The function ADD_DAYS, ADD_HOURS, ADD_MINUTES, ADD_SECONDS, ADD_YEARS exist on DB2 LUW, but not on DB2 for i. However the function ADD_MONTHS is implemented on DB2 for i. Adding those missing functions on DB2 for i would be very useful to manage t...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Delivered

Add parameter to CHGPF to ignore CPA32B2

Our CI/CD software uses SSH to communicate with IBM i. In addition to installing ILE program objects, IFS files, ... it can also execute CHGPF. When removing a column from a PF IBM i will send the message CPA32B2 which will be automatically answer...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Delivered