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Db2 for i

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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...
7 days ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 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.
15 days ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 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...
29 days ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration

SQL Scalar function to check access to an IFS file or folder

IFS_ACCESS - SQL Scalar function to check access to an IFS file or folder It returns: 0=If the file or folder Exists and you have access -1=No access or file does not exists use case: -- returns 0 for the home folder - it exists values IFS_ACCESS ...
about 1 month ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Future consideration

Named parameters for SQL insert statement.

Db2 for i has in few occasions been a forerunner for features of SQL. So perhaps this idea could also be one of these features. We have used named parameters for UDTF and stored procedures for quite some time. SELECT * FROM TABLE (QSYS2.IFS_OBJECT...
about 1 month ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Future consideration

Extending more IBM i Alerts for OS system limits

I am proposing an enhancement to our current IBM i alert system to improve our system monitoring capabilities and enable proactive management of potential issues. Current IBM i alerts are limited to monitoring only 8 predefined events. https://www...
about 1 month ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Future consideration

Power off Date by sql

we require the ability to find the time and date of machine shutdown via sql (scheduled via the go power command)
2 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 4 Future consideration

SQL Script Listing Open IFS Share Sessions

The below SQL script "SELECT SERVER_SHARE_NAME, SHARE_TYPE, TEXT_DESCRIPTION, PATH_NAME, CURRENT_CONNECTIONS FROM QSYS2.SERVER_SHARE_INFO WHERE SHARE_TYPE = 'FILE';" will list all IFS shares and the number of current connections but does not provi...
3 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Future consideration

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.
23 days ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Functionality already exists

Add parameter to RSTLIB / RSTOBJ commands to restore table(s) without data

Please consider adding a parameter to the RSTLIB and RSTOBJ commands to allow restore of DB2 tables / PF's without data (rows). It would be great to be able to restore libraries or objects without getting the data onto the system. Use case 1: We h...
6 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 7 Future consideration