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improve performances of DB2 sequences

I like the principle of DB2 sequences, but there is a big problem with the implementation of it on IBM i. Indeed, the command CREATE SEQUENCE does not generate a real DB2 object, It generates an IBM i object of DATA AREA type. However, DATA AREAs ...
10 days ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 0 Submitted

Partitioned tables increase limit partitions (more than 256 partitions)

Hello, We think that it will be useful increase actual limit of 256 partitions on a partitioned table. Our customer generates really big amount of information (Banking customer), and our estimations are that on next year he won't have enough ...
12 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...
4 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 6 Not under consideration

Declare Array variables in SQL/PSM like in DB2 LUW

In stored procedures and UDF/UDTF of DB2 for i, I would like to be able to declare an array like in this example : DECLARE TYPE CARD_NUMBER AS VARCHAR(1) ARRAY [24]; … this is already possible on DB2 LUW, as can be seen in this example: https://ro...
10 days ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 0 Submitted

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...
7 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 8 Future 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...
3 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 4 Future consideration

TCP/IP Host table entries in SQL

In SQL we have theses views: QSYS2.NETSTAT_INTERFACE_INFO to get TCP/IP interfaces (CFGTCP option 1) QSYS2.NETSTAT_ROUTE_INFO to get TCP/IP routes (CFGTCP option 2) We need also a view to get TCP/IP host table entries (CFGTCP option 10).
19 days ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Submitted

Support *LIBL on RUNQRY QRY()

Hi, When creating a query definition, the library is resolved at creation time and not at runtime. This method is unlike any other function on IBM i and doesn't allow the query to be used with another library list as it is ignored. This way you ca...
about 1 month ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Future consideration

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...
7 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 4 Future consideration

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...
7 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Future consideration