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Db2 for i

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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

Support UPSERT statement to improve SQL programming productivity

In-house development team in an IBM i customer here wants to pick up productive database, and UPSERT statement currently supported with PostgreSQL appears so attractive to them for productivity.
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Functionality already exists

Enhance SQL CREATE_WRAPPED by making it a keyword on the CREATE FUNCTION and PROCEDURE Statements

When creating a UDF, UDTF, or PROC using SQL, the need to enclose everything in quotes and then double-up embedded quotes and everything else associated with that situation is painful when using the WRAP function and CREATE_WRAP procedure. So much...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration

Improve tracking of what job is the client job for QSQSRVR jobs with ability to review over time

Today, a CPF9898 message is logged to the QSQSRVR job log with the server mode connecting job information. This is useful while the client is actively using the job, but it is insufficient to assess the overall workload on QSQSRVR jobs by the vari...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Future consideration

Trace usage of External SQL functions (linked to an external program) in OBJECT_STATISTICS or somewhere else

There is no IBMi object for External SQL Functions (linked to an external program). These functions are only knows and identified in DataBase level. It is impossible to know the last usage date for these functions. You can get the last usage date ...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Functionality already exists

Create SQL Functions ("IBM Services") that retrieve the Problems database information (QASX* files and WRKPRB command)

Using WRKPRB we can see some of the information related to hardware and software problems. That info is stored in the QAXS* database files in QUSRSYS. I would like a set of SQL Table functions or VIEWS that can be used to access that information v...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Future consideration

Allow variable number of arguments on SQL CONCAT function

The current implementation of CONCAT only allows two parameters, for example CONCAT('hello', 'world') which makes concatenating multiple values cumbersome. This would for example result in CONCAT(CONCAT('hello', 'world'), 'again') for 3 strings. I...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 5 Not under consideration

get_xml_file() need to be encoding agnostic

The get_xml_file() is a fantastic tool to load XML files from the IFS. However it will fail if data is stored in utf-16LE format.
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Future consideration

Require QIBM_DB_SECADM or similar to perform set session authorization

Today any user with *ALLOBJ is able to do the equivalent to sudo in Linux without the need of any password to become another user using set session authorization via SQL. Any user with *ALLOBJ can become Qsecofr by open strsql and run: “Set sessio...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 5 Not under consideration

Extend the JOB_LOCK_INFO UDTF to provide the current awaited time

Please extend the JOB_LOCK_INFO UDTF to also provide the current wait duration for pending locks. This would enable easier automatic detection of erroneous locks and hanging jobs.
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration