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Db2 for i

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Improve tracking of what job is the client job for QSQSRVR jobs with ability to review over time

Today, a CPF9898 message is logged to the QSQSRVR job log with the server mode connecting job information. This is useful while the client is actively using the job, but it is insufficient to assess the overall workload on QSQSRVR jobs by the vari...
about 4 hours ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 0 Submitted

Require QIBM_DB_SECADM or similar to perform set session authorization

Today any user with *ALLOBJ is able to do the equivalent to sudo in Linux without the need of any password to become another user using set session authorization via SQL. Any user with *ALLOBJ can become Qsecofr by open strsql and run: “Set sessio...
about 2 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Under review

Allow variable number of arguments on SQL CONCAT function

The current implementation of CONCAT only allows two parameters, for example CONCAT('hello', 'world') which makes concatenating multiple values cumbersome. This would for example result in CONCAT(CONCAT('hello', 'world'), 'again') for 3 strings. I...
18 days ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Submitted

Trace usage of External SQL functions (linked to an external program) in OBJECT_STATISTICS or somewhere else

There is no IBMi object for External SQL Functions (linked to an external program). These functions are only knows and identified in DataBase level. It is impossible to know the last usage date for these functions. You can get the last usage date ...
11 days ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 0 Submitted

UUID datatype for IBMi

A UUID is a Universally Unique Identifier, meaning that these identifiers are unique over your whole DB; even better unique" across space and time". UUID's are stored in 128bit format and follow a standarized format (rfc4122) This makes the type a...
3 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 4 Future consideration

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

Create SQL Functions ("IBM Services") that retrieve the Problems database information (QASX* files and WRKPRB command)

Using WRKPRB we can see some of the information related to hardware and software problems. That info is stored in the QAXS* database files in QUSRSYS. I would like a set of SQL Table functions or VIEWS that can be used to access that information v...
16 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...
8 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 6 Not under consideration

Add SQL functions ADD_DAYS, ADD_HOURS, ADD_MINUTES, ADD_SECONDS, ADD_YEARS

The function ADD_DAYS, ADD_HOURS, ADD_MINUTES, ADD_SECONDS, ADD_YEARS exist on DB2 LUW, but not on DB2 for i. However the function ADD_MONTHS is implemented on DB2 for i. Adding those missing functions on DB2 for i would be very useful to manage t...
4 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 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...
7 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 4 Future consideration