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My ideas: Db2 for i

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Enhance Omnifind product or integrate it with base db2 for i

OMNIFIND is a text search product that allows IBM i users to search unstructured text stored in a column of a DB2 for i table. The text stored in the column can be either simple character text, an XML document, or any of several different types of...
8 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Future consideration

SQLRPGLE precompiler - SQLTYPE(CLOB:x) to VARCHAR instead of to DS

Add a d-spec and/or ctl-opt keyword to instruct the SQL precompiler to convert SQLTYPE(CLOB:x) (and BLOB etc.) to VARCHAR(x:4) instead of the UNS(10)/CHAR(x) DS that it currently converts to. // Thisdcl-s myVar1 SQLTYPE(CLOB:X);// Pecompiles to th...
11 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Future consideration

DSPPGMREF with SQL

In SQL Services create a view or UDF, who have the same information as the CL command DSPPGMREF Use Case: get the list of programs that use a file ...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 7 Future consideration

Add ISO 8601 timestamp format.

ISO 8601 format shows:2019-07-17T15:21:38Z2019-07-17T15:21:38+01:00T = seperator between date and timeZ = Zulu time+01:00 is Zulu + 1 hour Use Case: Trying to do data interchange with other systems.
almost 5 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 10 Future consideration

Allow more than 1 level of qualified datastructures in SQLRPGLE

We get more and more embedded SQL code in our RPGLE sources but the compiler still only supports 1 level of qualified data structures. This is such a pain. See Use case for example. More practical examples are joins where you want to use the exter...
almost 4 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 6 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...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 4 Future consideration

Add Limit ID 18303 and 18304 to System limit alerts

We have a couple of system limit alerts regarding of reaching a table limit, limit_id 15xxx. But we don't have any for Journals, like sequence numbers limit_id 18303 and 18304
10 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Future consideration

SQL Enhancement - CREATE OR REPLACE INDEX

Please implement CREATE OR REPLACE INDEX Use Case: In setting up a source member for a CMS to create or change an index through RUNSQLSTM, if the index already exists, it errors out. If I precede the CREATE INDEX with a DROP INDEX, it errors out i...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 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...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 4 Future consideration

Support USER as Default for VARCHAR(10) Columns in Db2 SQL Tables

Currently if I have a table with a varchar(10) field in it, I cannot specify DEFAULT USER or any of the other user registers because they are 18 bytes or longer.However on IBM i, user Profiles are 10.It would save me having to write a Trigger for ...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Future consideration