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Db2 for i

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Allow variables defined with like(...) to be used as embedded SQL host variables

Variables defined with like(...) should be usable as embedded SQL host variables. Allowing only variables defined with a specific datatype makes for more difficult application maintenance.
6 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Not under consideration

Replace native trigger while active

When there's a need to replace a high level language trigger, an exclusive lock is required to the program object. In a 24/7 system this is almost impossible what makes the use of triggers a no-go. Programs in use (apart from triggers) can be repl...
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Not under consideration

Nested calculated columns in SQL

Today you are not allowed to use nested result columns in calculations and expressions. The work around is to rewrite the statement to use common table expression. This, however, removes the focus from what need to be done - just to satisfy the na...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Not under consideration

Support for Application-Period Temporal Tables

System-period temporal tables are great, but "system-time" is not appropriate in many applications. Quoting from an article by Philip Nelson on DB2 Temporal Support - A Practical Introduction: Temporal support consists of two key concepts : system...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Future 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 ...
over 2 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 ...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Future consideration

Provide proper SQL auditing user/timestamps

Currently there's a mix of SESSION and CLIENT_USERID fields that can be used with Generated Always but the first returns the native account, while the second returns the client account but is blank when executed from SQL on IBM i itself. Please pr...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Not under consideration

SQL Services should support audit journal & authority collection

Currently usage of IBM i Services (SQL) (e..g QSYS2.OUTPUT_QUEUE_ENTRIES_BASIC ) can fail with an authority failure without logging to the OS audit journal or showing up in authority collection. Per IBM support, this is working as designed. I'm co...
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 4 Future consideration

Change all SQL Interfaces (RUNSQLSTM, RUNSQL, STRSQL, etc) to NOT generate QSQLSRC in QTEMP

When "compiling" an SQL Procedure, Function, Variable or sequence the system (RUNSQLSTM) generates 2 work files as outlined in 2nd file name is QSQL00001 (or similar) while the 1st...
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Not under 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...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 5 Future consideration