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My votes: Db2 for i

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Allow variables defined with like(<file-field>) to be used as embedded SQL host variables

If a variable in RPGLE is defined with like, and the source field comes from an external file (PF, DSPF, etc), the SQL preprocessor does not like it. Example: dcl-f CUSTMAST keyed; dcl-s qCust like(CUSTNUM); // CUSTNUM defined in CUSTMAST If I att...
6 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Future consideration

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
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 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

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

External Tables

It would be very useful to have tables whose content is given by text files, such as Oracle's External Tables. in Oracle this functionality is obtained like this: CREATE TABLE my_ext_table ( id NUMBER, author VARCHAR2(30), created DATE, text CLOB ...
4 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Future consideration

Custom HTTP Header Fields Should Replace Supplied Defaults in the QSYS2 HTTP Functions

When using the QSYS2 HTTP functions, custom HTTP request fields can be supplied. These supplied fields should replace any defaults provided by the HTTP functions. For example, the HTTP request field "Host" is automatically supplied by the HTTP fun...
8 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 6 Is a defect

Eliminate the Propagation of READS SQL DATA in Caller Functions in SQL

When creating User Defined Table functions in SQL, the CONTAINS SQL, READS SQL DATA and MODIFIES SQL DATA statements are currently propagated up the food chain. This means if a simple function calls another function, that called function's attribu...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Not under 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

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...
almost 4 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 4 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