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My ideas: Db2 for i

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The TABLE feature to implicitly hide certain columns/fields when "SELECT *" is used, is great. However ,we need that feature extended to SQL VIEWS. Use Case: If I create a VIEW that contains a subset of columns, including implicitly hidden columns...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Future consideration

Add SQL Option for Timestamp Format

The Db2 for i format of Timestamp is ODBC and JDBC format of timestamp is yyyy-mm-dd hh:mm:ss.nnnnnnIt should be possible to change the Db2 Timestamp format similar to how it can be done for date and time so that Db2 ...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Future consideration

Multi-row insert in dynamic SQL RPG

Please enhance dynamic SQL support in RPG to include multi-row insert. Use Case: Dcl-DS myQualDS ExtName('THETBL') Dim(200) Qualified Inz; End-DS; myQualDS (1).dta = '1'; myQualDS (2).dta = '2'; Ctr = 2; SQLStatement = 'Insert into THETBL ? rows v...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Future consideration

API for Access Path Rebuild Progress

We commonly have access path rebuilds occurring post the vary on of an IASP. We would like the capability to monitor the progress of the access path rebuilds from a batch job rather than just the screen. Use Case: We run a superannuation system on...
almost 7 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 8 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...
12 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Future consideration

SQL Services should support audit journal & authority collection

Currently usage of IBM i Services (SQL) (e..g QSYS2.OUTPUT_QUEUE_ENTRIES_BASIC ) can fail with an authority failure without logging to the OS audit journal or showing up in authority collection. Per IBM support, this is working as designed. I'm co...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 4 Future consideration

Enhance or create a new DB2 Service IFS Save Files

Need the ability to see the details of a save file that contains IFS objects so that we can programmatically act on what is inside the save file. For example: CRTSAVF FILE(yourlib/yoursavf)SAV DEV('/qsys.lib/yourlib.lib/yoursavf.file') OBJ(('/home...
8 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Future consideration

Create GenerateAndEmailSpreadsheet

With the addition of Generate Spreadsheet and Send Email both are valuable but the adoption would have quite a bit of use if we had one function that does both.
9 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Future consideration

Support WITH TIME ZONE in DB2 for i

Timestamps are stored by default in the current timezone which causes problems if you need to support an application in different timezones, compare historical data with other systems or on DST events. It would therefore be useful if DB2 for i wou...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 5 Future consideration

Allow *LIBL or omitted library on INCLUDE statement in SQL Stored procedures and Functions

The INCLUDE statement used to include C code in an SQL LANGUAGE Stored Procedure or User Defined (Table) Function requires an explicit library name. Common software development practices will have different versions or levels of code in different ...
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Future consideration