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My ideas: Db2 for i

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Add an ANY_VALUE aggregate function

Please add an ANY_VALUE aggregate function, this would simplify queries that group by an id and also require other values that are known to be unique within the group. SELECT a.article_id, ANY_VALUE(a.description), COUNT(*) FROM article AS a JOIN ...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Delivered

Add view or udtf JOB_QUEUE_ENTRIES

Because the view JOB_QUEUE_INFO already exist, so similar to the output_queue_xxx views the job_queue_entries view is missing select * from qsys2.job_queue_entrieswhere job_queue_name = 'QBATCH'
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Delivered

Provide buffer length of LOB columns in SYSCOLUMNS2 view

When processing I/U/D entries from a journal using the DISPLAY_JOURNAL we need to "map" the entry specific data over the record layout. The amount of space occupied by a LOB column varies; depending upon where in the record the column starts. So t...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 5 Delivered

change RESPONSE_HTTP_HEADER for QSYS2.HTTP_GET_VERBOSE when we want cookie

The HTTP functions do not handle the multiple use of the "set-cookie" headers within an HTTP response. The root issue is that JSON keys should be unique and multiple instances of the "set-cookie" key are not permitted in JSON. Here is a possible a...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Delivered

An IBM i Service to retrieve program copyright info similar to DSPPGM DETAIL(*COPYRIGHT)

This would be useful for programmers attempting to review or confirm the copyright entries on their commercial products.
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Delivered


IBM i SQL URI_ENCODE / URI_DECODE Function required to provide native support for HTML entities conversion. Benefit: Enables decoded URI value to be stored in an IBM i table as UTF-8 and displayed in ACS. Especially useful when working with differ...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 4 Delivered


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...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Delivered

Add parameter to CHGPF to ignore CPA32B2

Our CI/CD software uses SSH to communicate with IBM i. In addition to installing ILE program objects, IFS files, ... it can also execute CHGPF. When removing a column from a PF IBM i will send the message CPA32B2 which will be automatically answer...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Delivered

Outputq description view

New SQL View or enhancement to a current view (object statistics or output_queue_info maybe?) to view output_queue_info. Reasoning, a pain point for admins is when they have to create outputq’s for new printers, they dup the object, make some chan...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 10 Delivered

Valid JSON for passing options to SQL HTTP Function

The documentation for the SQL HTTP GET function states the following: > Sets an HTTP header in the HTTP request with the specified headername and headervalue. > This option can be specified multiple times to set multiple headers. The optio...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Delivered