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Db2 for i

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Retrieve AA macro result by SQL

Currently, the AA macro from STRSST were not able to retrieve by CL command or SQL. it is not possible to make automation / monitoring program. Hope ibm can develop API or SQL that we can retrieve the value.
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration

have STRSQL inform user about *POINTER output in table functions

playing around with new functions like qsys2.ifs_object_statistics.First was confused when using STRSQL that PATH_NAME is reported as *POINTER; using the iACS GUI execute SQL function the result was ok.Have STRSQL either display correct values (ev...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Not under consideration

Document Display_Journal_Entry_Info

Found this undocumented feature Display_Journal_Entry_InfoI'd like it documented and supported. Use Case: Bust apart the journal entry data.
almost 5 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration

Foreign Key enhancement

I would like to request an enhancement to DB2. Through the years, we have had various developers who have set up files and tables with different numeric data types, that hold the same data. For example, in one file, a Customer number might be defi...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration

DSPJRN IFS entries to ASCII

When displaying journal entries for IFS (type B) the ESD data in the journal is in ASCII, but the display is EBCDIC so the content when display via the interface is not readable. It would be far better to either convert the content to ASCII automa...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Not under consideration

Add imbedded SQL to CL

Please add imbedded SQL precompiler support to CL.With so many cool new Services out there it would really simplify CL to be able to easily access those services.And many of those services would really help a "control" type language like CL.Saying...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Not under consideration

Port IBM NoSQL Wire Listener for DB2 to IBM i

With the IBM NoSQL Wire Listener for DB2 it is possible to use existing Applications that use MongoDB as their Database together with DB2 without changing the App.It runs on all Versions of DB2 except the DB2 for i. Details are here:https://www.ib...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Not under consideration

SQL EXPORT command to create export streamfiles in e.g. CSV format

Wouldn't it be nice, if DB2 for i would provide an EXPORT statement, which would generate export streamfiles similar to CPYTOIMPF.e.g. something like EXPORT (SELECT HOST_NAME, PARTITION_ID, NUMBER_OF_PARTITIONS FROM QSYS2.SYSTEM_STATUS_INFO) TO '/...
about 7 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Not under consideration

SQL - parse char string using external definition

Many times, in existing customers ERPs, there are fields where structured information is stored in a single big CHAR string. Usually the intent is to have a generic data carrying field in the same table, where the type of information is stored in ...
8 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration

SQL view to see files used and settings on report written in Query 400

SQL view to see what files are used and what settings are used on a report written using Query 400. I realize DSPPGMREF can be used but this does not give all of the settings used in constructing the report such as the settings in the Select outpu...
about 5 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Not under consideration