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Db2 for i

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Trigger administration

This set up rights on the ADDPFRTG command identical to those set up on the SQL CREATE TRIGGER statements
7 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Delivered

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...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 10 Delivered
121 VOTE

Allow use of RPG constants in embedded SQL

When a constant is defined in RPG, allow that constant to be used in embedded SQL statements so that the value of the constant does not have to be hard coded in the SQL statement. Allow the constant to be referenced as if it were a program variabl...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 7 Delivered
139 VOTE

DB2 service for IFS listing

I'd like to be able to get a list of IFS files within a directory using a DB2 service. For example, to get the root directory:SELECT * FROM TABLE(QSYS2.GET_IFS('/')) A Which would return a list of stream files and directories within root. For the ...
about 8 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 13 Delivered

set coulmn width for SYSTOOLS.GENERATE_SPREADSHEET when export to excel

It would be useful to be able to set column width for each column or *auto to make width fit data when creating excelfiles from SYSTOOLS.GENERATE_SPREADSHEET. Then the result looks better when creating and sending reports from the machine.
7 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 4 Delivered

Allow multiple Recipients in the send email function

Absolutely love that we now have send email, however the usability would grow if we could email multiple recipients. suggestion would be to have recipients septerated with a semi colon or comma.
9 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Delivered

SQL scalar functions SETENV and GETENV

SQL has many ways to store and retrieve configuration parameters. Tables, global variables etc. However when SQL is not the only part of the loop environment variables is mostly used else where for common configuration. So where SQL interact with ...
6 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Delivered

Change SQL function TIMESTAMPDIFF result from INTEGER to BIGINT

The SQL scalar function TIMESTAMPDIFF currently returns an INTEGER result. When requesting a result in microseconds, INTEGER only works for a difference of about 35 minutes before getting an SQLSTATE 22001 error. A BIGINT result would allow a much...
about 3 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 5 Delivered

SQL drop if exists

Please provide an IF EXISTS option on the DROP statement. For tables we have a CREATE OR REPLACE CONSTRUCT, however this isn't available for indexes/views/procedures... While a compound statement works, it requires multiple lines of code which is ...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Delivered

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...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Delivered