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My ideas: Db2 for i

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We need >99 QDBSRVnn tasks

The current limit of QDBSRVnn tasks is 99. We need more such tasks. We need a three-digit number. Use Case: We need more tasks to rebuild access paths in parallel. The current limit of QDBSRVnn is 99. Only half of them (50) are used for rebuild. T...
about 3 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Future consideration

With CREATE TABLE ( LIKE SomeTable ), allow inheritance of nullability and labels

When doing CREATE OR REPLACE MYTABLE ( LIKE ANOTHERTABLE INCLUDING COLUMN DEFAULTS ) Please inherit nullability and labels from ANOTHERTABLE, or, give the option to, similar to INCLUDING COLUMN DEFAULTS. Use Case: I often need to create a table th...
almost 4 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 5 Future consideration

JavaScript (Node.js) as native stored procedure / UDTF language

Today we can use PL/SQL, java and any other ILE language to make stored procedures and UDTF in Db2. However new languages are being used for modern application ie javaScript within Node.js and Python to name a few - and and other languages from th...
almost 5 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 5 Future consideration

Materialized Query Table functionality

Add capability in SQL to create Materialized Query Tables (MQT) with the following:1. data initially deferred refresh immediate2. maintained by system3. set integrity for (MQT) immediate checked incremental (or Not Incremental) Use Case: create ta...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Future consideration

Add a YEAR_ISO function

Add a YEAR_ISO function to get the ISO year of a given date/timestamp. The VARCHAR_FORMAT function can be used with the 'IYYY' format to optain the ISO year but it would be nice if there were a shorthand just like with WEEK_ISO and DAYOFWEEK_ISO. ...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Future consideration

UDTF retuns ROW

scalar User-defined Table function can today return single data. However, on other implementation of Db2 it is also possible to return ROW Also the "ROW OF table-name" to follow the paradigm.
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Future consideration

Local scoped functions and procedures in UDTF and stored procedures

For structural reasons you sometime need to encapsulate logic as locally scoped functions and procedure when you create UDTF and stored procedures - just like you would do in any other programing language. However SQL-PL does not allow that in the...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Future consideration

SQLRPGLE precompiler - allow usage of large VARCHARS by interpreting the same as SQLTYPE(CLOB)

Currently you cannot use large RPGLE VARCHARs (length >= 32705) in EXEC SQL statements. I suggest updating the SQL precompiler and SQL processing so that they can be. This would remove the need for defining SQLTYPE(CLOB) in new programs, VARCHA...
12 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Future consideration

An IBM i Service for retrieving device status similar to WRKCFGSTS

A device's status is currently not available via SQL. This would be useful for tracking the status of devices such as virtual display/printer devices. It would be useful for System Admins. It could be partnered with QSYS2.OBJECT_STATISTICS to find...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Future consideration

Enhance SQL *PRV Signature Support to be at least as good as *SRVPGM Signatures

When creating an SQL VIEW that uses an IBM i Service or another SQL Table Function on release "N" and the restoring that SQL VIEW onto another system with release N-1, a Signature Violation occurs when attempting to query that SQL VIEW using SQL.T...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Future consideration