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Enhance QCMDEXC Scalar function to process an entire result set
I have hit a max limit on the QCMDEXC scalar function. for example, I have 243 jobs in the job scheduler and I need to hold them all with the exception of a few. I have to run my HLDJOBSCDE command using the qcmdexc scalar function about 3 times b...
Many times, in existing customers ERPs, there are fields where structured information is stored in a single big CHAR string. Usually the intent is to have a generic data carrying field in the same table, where the type of information is stored in ...
Today you can use inline code in SQL procedures/functions with the "include" statement , but need to write the code in a separate file like this: call qsys2.ifs_write( path_name => '/tmp/main.c' , file_ccsid => 1208, overwrite => 'REPLACE...
The idea would be to create a json datatype as happens in other dbms. This allows you to create fields in json type files (and not blobs as suggested in some documentation) while also verifying their actual validity.
Make the AES algorithm compatible with AES calculated by different software platforms. The ENCRYPT_AES sql function can encrypt a DB column. Unfortunately the algorithm is IBM proprietary [The internal encryption algorithm used is from the CLiC To...
Add something like IF EXIST for a table, view, procedures, etc.
In SQL, I often need to check if a table exists and either delete or create it. I opened a case and was told the functionality does not exist. If a file exists, I need to delete/DROP it. Sometimes, I need to create the table.
We provide Webservices on IBM. The webservice consumers do an authentication with different types of tokens, e.g. RS256 (azure) or keycloak. It is very difficult, to verify such tokens in RPGLE. Yes, there are APIs like qc3verifysignature. But it ...
Enhnance XMLROW by adding an OPTION of "OPTION EXCLUDE XMLDECLARATION" to this function
When using the XMLROW function, it addes the XML header tag to each returned row. So you end up with <?xml version="1.0" ENCODING="IBM037"?> prefixing each and every row. IBM ACS and other interfaces strip off that header tag internally. But...
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