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My ideas: Db2 for i

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SQL-CLI Support "FOR" System names

When creating SQL tables with the keyword "FOR" system names to support legacy code, then for "FOR" system name is not available in the SQL-CLI api's. The "SQLColAttribute" should support SQL_DESC_SYSTEM_COLUMN Use Case: We are in a situation wher...
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Future consideration

SQL view for Netserver info

With the newer OS releases for IBM i there have been views created to look at many of the components of the OS. It would be nice if there was a view to look at netserver info. Like netserver attributes, as well as file shares on the system. Curren...
almost 4 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 4 Future consideration

Provide an IBM i Service to return information from EIM Domain

The current EIM has no decent user interface. It is very cumbersome to inquire, add, change and delete via IBM Navigator for i. Use Case: Inquire and maintain EIM Domain using SQL select, insert, update and delete.
about 5 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 4 Future consideration

Implement TO_UTC_TIMESTAMP in Db2 for i

Other IBM database products have a method TO_UTC_TIMESTAMP that can be used to convert a timestamp from the local time zone to UTC, with awareness of the DST rules in effect on the date in question. Example Knowledge Center page from IBM Big SQL 5...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Future consideration

add a new audit field to the SQL fields

I would like to be able to get the program name that updated/inserted a row in SQL in a generated always field. Today we can add the job, user, timestamp, ... automatically but not the name of the program. It would be more complete if we could add...
almost 4 years 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

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...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 4 Future consideration

ifs_object_statistics with /QNTC

We would have liked ifs_objects_statistics to report entries in the /QNTC file system. Our fall back is some IFS API's that will handle this. Use Case: We have a requirement to read the contents on a Windows server and then to pull .xml files from...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Future consideration

Addition of Critical Security Patch Comparison Features via SQL Query

Currently, managing critical security patches is a major priority for IT teams to ensure the security of systems and sensitive data. However, the task of comparing applied security patches with known vulnerabilities listed in the CVE database can ...
3 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 4 Future consideration

UDTF returning dynamic resultset

Today stored procedures can return dynamic result sets. It will be appreciated if UDTF could have the same feature. Today you can only return a TABLE, you need however to define each column even though a cursor will contain the required informatio...
about 5 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Future consideration