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My ideas: Db2 for i

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provide readable format when consuming .xlsx using qsys2.ifs_read

Functionality will eliminate having to save xlsx as a csv prior to consuming with qsys2.ifs_read
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Future consideration

IBM i Service to list Netserver Share and Sessions

Currently, there is no way to list from an IBM i command line the Netserver Share or Session details. An IBM i Service to list these details would make like a lot easier. I accept that the Go Nets menu is an alternative to this but it has signific...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 7 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

Requesting AUDIT_JOURNAL_SF table function

I have hundreds of printer devices and output queue entries. Many are obsolete. I would like to query the audit journal for SF entries for the latest entry involving any device and/or output queue. Something like select printer, max(entry_timestam...
6 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Future consideration

SQL precompiler support for EXTNAME(filename : fmtname : fieldtype) where fieldtype is *ALL, *INPUT, *OUTPUT, or *KEY

Allow the use of a data-structure defined with EXTNAME(*ALL, *INPUT, *OUTPUT, or *KEY) to be used as an SQL host variable. Use Case: In a case where IO must be done with a workstation file you have to code separate data-structures, one with *ALL f...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 5 Future consideration

Extend FINAL TABLE to UPDATE/DELETE statement

DB2 on other platforms offers the FINAL TABLE with UPDATE/DELETE statements, however on IBM i this is limited to INSERT only. Please change DB2 for i to also support FINALE TABLE on UPDATE/DELETE statements. Use Case: The statement below... Select...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 4 Future consideration

SAVLIB / RSTLIB - Guarantee that all type external procedures are saved and restored

Our company does SAVLIB backups of production libraries for last resort recovery and development environment restoration. There is a hole in this process that is recognized in "External Procedures, Triggers, and User-Defined Functions on IBM DB2 f...
about 5 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 7 Future consideration

Implement TO_UTC_TIMESTAMP in Db2 for i

Other IBM database products have a method TO_UTC_TIMESTAMP that can be used to convert a timestamp from the local time zone to UTC, with awareness of the DST rules in effect on the date in question. Example Knowledge Center page from IBM Big SQL 5...
over 3 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

please include all the data from DSPHDWRSC in the view QSYS2.HARDWARE_RESOURCE_INFO

this would help to get additional important ant data from the system
9 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Future consideration