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My ideas: Db2 for i

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Enhance the System Limits Alerting Cadence (SQL7062) to be customizable and more frequent than once per day

The system limits alerting is very useful to notify system administrators of potentially severe issues. However, the alert message is only sent once per day, when collection services is cycled; which is typically at midnight. Cycling Collection Se...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Delivered

Add a single VIEW to the DB2 for i Catalogue that shows all data dependencies between PFs, Tables, Logicals, Indexes and Views

No view, or combination of views, in the DB2 for i Catalogue that I am aware of can provide me with database relationships similar to what DSPDBR shows. The closest "catalogue type file" that I know of that has that is QSYS/QADBFDEP but that's not...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Delivered

need to define subfield instead of substring for sql function display_journal

qsys2.display_journal returns as a blob a file record format (say: a structure) that include all types of subfields. today, we only can extract CHAR fields with the substring function. example: cast(cast(substring(entry_data, 155, 18) as char(18)...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Delivered

get n'th element in delimited string

in sql be able to extract the n'th element in a delimited string. would remove the need to use mutiple substring and posstr/locate. Use Case: select get_element('abc;def;100;;;qwert' , 3, ';') .... string, n'th element, delimiter would then return...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Delivered

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. Please port this function to IBM Db2 for i. Use Case: Make SQL more readable. Make SQL mor...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Delivered

Requested porting of SYSTOOLS.JSON_UPDATE in QSYS

Since we are using the systools.JSON_UPDATE function which is not supported we would need to be able to bring it into QSYS so that we can keep the functionality of our programs in the future Use Case: in our rpgle program we need to be able to joi...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Delivered

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...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 10 Delivered

Include fully qualified Job (name) in JOBLOG_INFO Table function resultSet

The IBM Service named JOBLOG_INFO does not currently include the full-qualified job identity in the list of resultSet columns. Please add it and name that new column JOB. Use Case: When using JOBLOG_INFO in combination with other IBM Services, som...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 4 Delivered

Support 3-level name qualifiers with Table Functions

With the expansion in most IBM i customer shops of multiple partitions and systems, the need for 3-level names was apparent and provided. Today the use of SQL User-Defined Table Functions (UDTF) is often the focus of "enhancements" to the operatin...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 4 Delivered

Support COMMENT ON for ResultSet Columns for UDTF

When defining SQL Table Functions, the system catalog contains space for Comments to be associated with the ResultSet columns. However, DB2 for i SQL does not provide support to use COMMENT on (or LABEL on) for the resultSet columns of SQL Table f...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Delivered