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My votes: Db2 for i

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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

improve MERGE by adding the option "WHEN NOT MATCHED BY SOURCE THEN DELETE"

Today, it is impossible to use the DELETE clause behind WHEN NOT MATCHED.Some DBMS other than DB2 allow this.Would it be possible to add this feature, like in this example ? MERGE target_table USING source_table ON merge_condition WHEN MATCHED THE...
almost 1 year ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Submitted

Implementation of restore function that does not change the state of the access path

We would like you to implement the restore function that does not change the state of the access path by implicitly shared access paths. Our customers are having trouble getting their program to do something unexpected by save and restore. We wou...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 6 Not under consideration

Implement JSON_LEN SQL scalar function (returns # of elements in JSON array)

Please implement a new SQL scalar function JSON_LEN, which returns the number of elements in a JSON array. if MyJSON contains "{"MyObj":{"MyArray":["One","Two","Three"]}}" exec sql set :NumElems = JSON_LEN(:MyJSON, '$.MyObj.MyArray'); sets NumElem...
6 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 4 Future consideration

UUID datatype for IBMi

A UUID is a Universally Unique Identifier, meaning that these identifiers are unique over your whole DB; even better unique" across space and time". UUID's are stored in 128bit format and follow a standarized format (rfc4122) This makes the type a...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 5 Future consideration

SQLRPGLE precompiler - allow usage of large VARCHARS by interpreting the same as SQLTYPE(CLOB)

Currently you cannot use large RPGLE VARCHARs (length >= 32705) in EXEC SQL statements. I suggest updating the SQL precompiler and SQL processing so that they can be. This would remove the need for defining SQLTYPE(CLOB) in new programs, VARCHA...
12 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.
10 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Future consideration

Allow more than 1 level of qualified datastructures in SQLRPGLE

We get more and more embedded SQL code in our RPGLE sources but the compiler still only supports 1 level of qualified data structures. This is such a pain. See Use case for example. More practical examples are joins where you want to use the exter...
almost 4 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 6 Future consideration

Add ISO 8601 timestamp format.

ISO 8601 format shows:2019-07-17T15:21:38Z2019-07-17T15:21:38+01:00T = seperator between date and timeZ = Zulu time+01:00 is Zulu + 1 hour Use Case: Trying to do data interchange with other systems.
about 5 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 10 Future consideration

Enhance SQL Error Log Function to display variable value(s) in the SQL string displayed in the STATEMENT_TEXT column rather than the "?".

Helps to identify the specific values when the error or warning occured.
9 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Future consideration