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Db2 for i

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SQL Function to Create Spool File

Add SQL function to output query results directly to a spool file. This would be really helpful for simple ad hoc queries and eliminate the need to create an RPG program or dumping query results to an outfile and then using RUNQRY over the outfile...
8 days ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Needs more information

See progress of RGZPFM

When you do a RGZPFM can we see the progress in the joblog? or somewhere we could see how much progress is being made. This will help gauging how long a reorg will take.
10 days ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Needs more information

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...
about 1 month ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Future consideration

Bring JSON_SET function to i

I am writing to propose the development and implementation of a new function, JSON_SET(), on the IBM i system. As developers on the IBM i platform, we face limitations in manipulating JSON data, which has become increasingly prevalent in modern ap...
15 days ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Needs more information

IBM DB2 SQL Table: Database Manger Identity / Duplicate Key

Change SQL to support unique identity columns. Where unique identity columns are automatically unique (pk/uk constraint), automatically skip numbers that already exist, and only throw exception if file is out of available numbers. We use identity ...
16 days ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration

enhance QSYS2.MANAGE_AUDIT_JOURNAL_DATA_MART

add filter to the QSYS2.MANAGE_AUDIT_JOURNAL_DATA_MART. would like to be able to filter what records are added to the data_mart for instance in AF entries, filter on object, library or usrprfsimilar for ZC/ZR entries
about 1 month ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Future 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 ...
2 months 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...
2 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Future consideration

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...
8 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 7 Future consideration

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...
2 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration