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Db2 for i

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Make PTF listing available in XML output

I was looking at all the great "IBM i Services" and I thought of a new one:List the PTF's available at IBM which are not on my system.However I thought of doing it on my own. First I looked at
about 8 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 4 Not under consideration

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...
7 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.
8 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Future consideration

Support WITH TIME ZONE in DB2 for i

Timestamps are stored by default in the current timezone which causes problems if you need to support an application in different timezones, compare historical data with other systems or on DST events. It would therefore be useful if DB2 for i wou...
almost 2 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

Preserve SQL view formatting

When creating complex views their readability is highly dependent on the formatting of the complex SQL statement. When retrieving the SQL definition of an existing view (in order to update it), the majority of the formatting is lost however which ...
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 4 Not under consideration

Allow *LIBL or omitted library on INCLUDE statement in SQL Stored procedures and Functions

The INCLUDE statement used to include C code in an SQL LANGUAGE Stored Procedure or User Defined (Table) Function requires an explicit library name. Common software development practices will have different versions or levels of code in different ...
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Future consideration

Provide access to Null Indicator for SQL Variables in inline C code

When creating SQL Functions, we have the ability to use the INCLUDE statement to include inline C code. However, when an SQL Variable is referenced in that C code, there is no practical method to set on or off the variable's NULL Indicator. We nee...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Future consideration

PTF tool to identify missing co, prereq, and delayed ptf

Create application and supporting API to allow a user to query and compare PTF co/prereq and other information to what is installed on an LPAR versus what is available on fix central. Use Case: Use case would be to simplify PTF research. When ther...
almost 4 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Not under consideration

documentation for the journal entries MC

the " F MC" journal entries: contain information about table changes however the details of the table structure are not documented. The tab...
almost 4 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Not under consideration