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My ideas: Db2 for i

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Add new field in QSYSFILES

Actuellement, il est impossible de récupérer le "Nombre actuel d'incréments" via une requête SQL sur QSYS2.SYSFILES. Cette information est présente dans le DSPFD. Currently, it is not possible to retrieve the "Number of current increments" by a SQ...
7 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Future consideration

Allow SQL Precompiler to handle longer names of fields

It must be possible to use long names of fields/attributes defined in qualified data structures when building applications using modern free format RPG with embedded SQL. Use Case: When using names for fields/attributes defined in qualified data s...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 8 Future consideration

DB2 Alter Table Rename column

DB2 for LUW and z/OS provide the capability to rename a column. DB2 for i should have the same functionality. Renaming a column's system name should be included, too. Use Case: In our IT department, Data Studio is used to create or modify tables a...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 8 Future consideration

External Tables

It would be very useful to have tables whose content is given by text files, such as Oracle's External Tables. in Oracle this functionality is obtained like this: CREATE TABLE my_ext_table ( id NUMBER, author VARCHAR2(30), created DATE, text CLOB ...
3 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Future consideration

CTE support in MERGE statement

Currently MERGE statements in DB2 for i do not support the use of CTEs inside the using clause. Use Case: Lately, I've come across the need for this funtionality several times when I had to update large amounts of records in our ERP with data gath...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 6 Future consideration

Allow variables defined with like(<file-field>) to be used as embedded SQL host variables

If a variable in RPGLE is defined with like, and the source field comes from an external file (PF, DSPF, etc), the SQL preprocessor does not like it. Example: dcl-f CUSTMAST keyed; dcl-s qCust like(CUSTNUM); // CUSTNUM defined in CUSTMAST If I att...
5 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Future consideration

Db2 service WRKCFGSTS

Create a Db2 for i service that does the equivalent of the WRKCFGSTS command where I can check if a device, or range devices selected by a wildcard, is varied on or off. Use Case: Rather than use WRKCFGSTS *DEV *TAP to see if all of the tape drive...
about 3 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 5 Future consideration

DLTF enhancement to remove dependant LF

DLTF can be instructed for special constraint handling by use of parameter RMVCST()Please add possibility to remove dependant LF with a parameter like DLTDEPLF(*YES) Use Case: Currently, dependencies need to be found with DSPDBR. Automatic file pr...
almost 4 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 6 Future consideration

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

RPGLE embedded SQL nested datastructure (array)

It would be useful to allow nested ds and nested ds arrays for hostvariables in embedded SQL (RPGLE). Because now i have to move the nested subfield into a secondary standalone field.This is a horrible workaround :-) . Use Case: CASE WHEN :Example...
about 5 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 6 Future consideration