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Db2 for i

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Add SQL Object Type to QDBRTVFD and QUSROBJD APIs

Today the SQL object type is available only via the QUSRMBRD (Retrieve Member Description) API. However when a file has NO MEMBERS, the QUSRMBRD API cannot be used to retrieve the needed SQL Object Type. Ironically, the QDBRTVFD (Retrieve File Des...
8 days ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Submitted

Allow variables defined with like(<file-field>) to be used as embedded SQL host variables

If a variable in RPGLE is defined with like, and the source field comes from an external file (PF, DSPF, etc), the SQL preprocessor does not like it. Example: dcl-f CUSTMAST keyed; dcl-s qCust like(CUSTNUM); // CUSTNUM defined in CUSTMAST If I att...
27 days ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 0 Submitted

Include non externally described files info in the SYSPARTITIONSTAT sql view

I'm using the qsy2.syspartitionstat function to analyze physical files info, like sizing, number of members, info change dates, and others. I find it really easy to use and has a great functionality. But I was surprised that it doesn't consider th...
30 days ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 0 Submitted

Include DDM File based-on object information in the QDBRTVFD API

Today, when using QDBRTVFD to retrieve information about a DDMF (DDM File) the based on information returns only the Record Format name, not the file or library (or member) over which the DDMF is pointing. This occurs even when the DDMF is pointin...
16 days ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 0 Submitted

improve MERGE by adding the option "WHEN NOT MATCHED BY SOURCE THEN DELETE"

Today, it is impossible to use the DELETE clause behind WHEN NOT MATCHED.Some DBMS other than DB2 allow this.Would it be possible to add this feature, like in this example ? MERGE target_table USING source_table ON merge_condition WHEN MATCHED THE...
7 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Submitted