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Improve performance of REGEXP_xxx SQL functions

The REGEXP_SUBSTR and related SQL Regular Expression functions a great, but rely on external interfaces. The request is to figure out a way to make them perform better regardless of them being based on the eternal ICU library. In one-off situatio...
3 days ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 0 Submitted

Implementation of restore function that does not change the state of the access path

We would like you to implement the restore function that does not change the state of the access path by implicitly shared access paths. Our customers are having trouble getting their program to do something unexpected by save and restore. We wou...
2 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 6 Not under consideration

Extend FINAL TABLE to MERGE statement

DB2 on z/OS offers the FINAL TABLE with the MERGE statement, however on IBM i this is limited to INSERT only. Please change DB2 for i to also support FINAL TABLE combined with MERGE. Use case : in the query below, which increments a counter...
about 2 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Future consideration

Implement qsys2.Http_get for blob file

I think then the new sql function for http_get are really interesting, fast and above all there isn't java! I started use it instead of systools funcion, but I need an http_get that allow me download binary files like .zip . Please implement it! M...
6 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 7 Future consideration

Add a parameter to RUNSQLSTM to Delete its work files once it completes

When running RUNSQLSTM to create SQL GLOBAL Variables or Global Temporary Tables or anything, it creates a couple of source files in QTEMP. One is named QSQLSRC, one is often named QSQLT000 or simlar. I would like a parameter on RUNSQLSTM named CL...
8 days ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 0 Submitted

Revisit, enhance and reduce redundancy in earlier SQL Services VIEWS that utilize OBJECT_STATISTICS

Some early SQL Services, such as MSGQ_INFO and MSGF_DATA use a 2-phase OBJECT_STATISTICS instance to build the list of objects they're using or returning. See additional details for example. Today, the OBJECT_STATISTICS includes the system library...
8 days ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 0 Submitted

New IBM i SQL Service to Retrieve Certificate Usage Information

Need a DB2 SQL Service equivalent to API : Retrieve Certificate Usage Information (QYCDRCUI, QycdRetrieveCertUsageInfo) Use Case: We already have the CERTIFICATE_INFO table function, this would allow to know the certificates used (by DCM applicati...
6 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Future consideration

Add optional argument for XMLPARSE

To use XMLPARSE, the external encoding of the data need to be consistent with XML prolog. But, often, the encoding of the variable (in hosted langage or CLOB) isn't the same as original value. For example : when we receive an XML file by FTP or ot...
about 1 month ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Future consideration

add record type to DNS_LOOKUP table function

DNS supports obviously many record types. Apparenty DNS_LOOKUP ask just for A type. Please add record type query for to DNS_LOOKUP as a second parameter (i.e. to ask for MX type, TXT type.... etc....)
10 days ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 0 Submitted

Port FIRST_DAY function to Db2 for i

IBM Db2 11.1 introduced a new scalar function FIRST_DAY to return the first day of the month. https://www.ibm.com/docs/en/db2/11.5?topic=functions-first-day Please port this function to IBM Db2 for i. Use Case: Make SQL more readable. Make SQL mor...
6 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Future consideration