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My ideas: Db2 for i

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New SQL table function to return Journal Receiver Information

Currently there is no way, except programmatically via calling the QjoRetrieveJournalInformation API and specifying KEY=1, to retrieve a list of journal receivers and information about them. Providing a SQL Table Function, or other SQL object, to ...
about 3 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 4 Delivered


In our ERP different informations are stored within the USRDFNDTA each spooled file. Like Mailaccount, Address and so on.Now i want to add some new feutures and at that point i would need the field USRDFNDTA in the SQL UDTF OUTPUT_QUEUE_ENTRIES. U...
about 3 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Delivered

DB2 GUID/UUID identity support

Currently identity columns are integer based, however this can cause collisions if you need to merge two tables. It would therefore be handy if you could specify... MYID UUID GENERATED ALWAYS AS IDENTITY Also functions like IDENTITY_VAL_LOCAL shou...
about 3 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 6 Delivered

Add special value to RUNSQLSTM MARGINS keyword so command will detect width of source record and set margin to that width

Many of our SQL scripts are "vertically" long (number of lines) due to the rigid constraint of column 80 for MARGIN. Although RUNSQLSTM MARGIN(constant-value) can be used, the requirement of the value being a constant makes transitioning to wider ...
about 3 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 5 Delivered

Add special authority to CHANGE_USER_PROFILE function

Please add the ability to add or remove special authorities via the change user profiles sql function. Use Case: From a security perspective, if you have too many users that have allobj authority and you need to mass remove that special authority,...
about 3 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Delivered

R740 SQE_NATIVE_ACCESS (based on 2 IBM cases : TS004432605 and TS004432605)

Since the time OPNQRYF was introduced and until 7.3 (including), after opening a fileby OPNQRYF the estimated number of record was set properly in the Open Feedback Area. In recent releases there was a need to use a special QAQQINI . As long as we...
about 3 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 7 Delivered

Change SQL function TIMESTAMPDIFF result from INTEGER to BIGINT

The SQL scalar function TIMESTAMPDIFF currently returns an INTEGER result. When requesting a result in microseconds, INTEGER only works for a difference of about 35 minutes before getting an SQLSTATE 22001 error. A BIGINT result would allow a much...
about 3 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 5 Delivered

Allow me to stop producing message from SYSPROC.WLM_SET_CLIENT_INFO

I use SYSPROC.WLM_SET_CLIENT_INFO to set some registers so that my temporal tables audit columns like HISTORY_CHANGE_PROGRAM will have values I want. My problem is this function reports to the job log an informational message telling me the value ...
about 3 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Delivered

Ability to read payloads when the web service is returning an error HTTP status code

When consuming web services using SYSTOOLS HTTP functions it would be important to have the ability to read payloads when the web service is returning an error HTTP status code like 422 Unprocessable Entity.The web apis served by IBMi are already ...
about 3 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Delivered

Add NSLOOKUP type SQL service

I would like a service like those at service would allow me to doSELECT * FROM QSYS2.NSLOOKUP('', '');I would also like it to not be dependent on having...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Delivered