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Db2 for i

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Resolve object references for embedded SQL at compile time

Product: Change Management Our change management application allows us to track changes, automate our deployment and development process, and perform impact analysis, all of which give us better controls and reduce risk in our software development...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 5 Not under 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...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 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...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 5 Future consideration

Timestamp change when altering a partitioned tables partitions

The good (smart) thing about partition table is that when you take a back up you can tell BRMS to take a back up only on changed partitions. When altering a tables partitions, the changed timestamp is changed on all partitions, not just only the o...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Not under 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...
about 4 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Future consideration

Provide FIELDPROC_ENCODED_COMPARISON QAQQINI function at column level

DB2 for i Field Procedures are primarily used for column level encryption. The defacto standard for encryption is AES. Ideally, encryption should not be deterministic. In other words, encrypting the same plain text multiple times should produce di...
6 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 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...
about 6 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Future consideration

OBJECT_STATISTICS table function should return source information for CRTBNDxxx compiled objects.

OBJECT_STATISTICS currently returns NULL for the source info for programs compiled with CRTBNDxxx commands. That info it is available in DSPPGM for the object if you drill into the QTEMP module of the program. This would be helpful for users wanti...
12 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Functionality already exists

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

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.
almost 5 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 4 Future consideration