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My ideas: Db2 for i

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Add IMPLICITLY HIDDEN to SQL VIEWs

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 option for Cert path to qsys2.certificate_info UDTF

not all certs are in the system store. some are stored in an IFS file. the API used in the UDTF allows for "Directory path and file name" . Add that as a option. Retrieve Certificate Information (QYCURTVCI, QycuRetrieveCertificateInfo) API - IBM D...
9 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Future consideration

Provide an SQL service to retrieve same data as DSPFFD command to OUTFILE for non-db2 objects such as DSPF, DDM, etc

When writing applications that utilize DSPFFD information, today you must code the command. An SQL service could provide flexibility and granularity to access this data for specific objects, similar to SYSCOLUMNS or OBJECT_STATISTICS.
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 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

ifs_object_statistics with /QNTC

We would have liked ifs_objects_statistics to report entries in the /QNTC file system. Our fall back is some IFS API's that will handle this. Use Case: We have a requirement to read the contents on a Windows server and then to pull .xml files from...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Future consideration

Suppress Handled SQL Messages from Joblog

SQL places a lot of messages in the joblog. When diagnosing a problem from a joblog it is often difficult to wade through which messages can be ignored and which messages represent a problem that needs further investigation. It is also often impos...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Future consideration

Enhancements to RPGLE SQLTYPE

I would like to be able to define an SQLTYPE field as a TEMPLATE. I would also like to be able to use a named constant for the SQLTYPE size parameter. An example: dcl-c $len_rcCLOB 2000000; dcl-s t_rcCLOB sqltype(CLOB: $len_rcCLOB) template; dcl-s...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Future consideration

Provide an IBM i Service to return information from EIM Domain

The current EIM has no decent user interface. It is very cumbersome to inquire, add, change and delete via IBM Navigator for i. Use Case: Inquire and maintain EIM Domain using SQL select, insert, update and delete.
about 5 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 4 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. https://www.ibm.com/support/producthub/db2/docs/content...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Future consideration

Please create SQL service to retrieve PCML from compiled modules

Breaking out this part from https://ibm-power-systems.ideas.ibm.com/ideas/IBMI-I-3437 Please create a SQL service to retrieve PCM from compiled programs like the QBNRPII but easier to use. My personal use case for this is to automatically create P...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Future consideration