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Db2 for i

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DB2/400 supports WITH NC hint for Insert/Update/Delete commands . It allows to execute SQL statements out of SQL transaction and without DB2/400 journaling. In the past data definition command like CREATE TABLE / CREATE INDEX were executed out of ...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Not under consideration

Add weakly distinct types to V7R3

Hi, Please support "weak types" as documented at on V7R3 as well. This would be a major benefit in migrating DDS based databases with REF FLD's to SQL. Thanks,Paul Use Case: Hi, Please support "weak t...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration

RPG IV extension regarding license program 5770SS1-27-DB2-Multisystem

RPG IV provides a file information data structure with database specific feedback information. In position 397 of the FIDS there is an unsigned integer field for the relative record number. This field contains the RRN of the record which was affec...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 4 Not under consideration

Logging / Monitoring SQL activity after and within a DRDA connection session

The IBM i O/S does not have the ability to monitor SQL transactions via DRDA connection from a remote system. This would be from the exit point DDM/DRDA request access in the network attributes (DSPNETA). Use Case: I would like to have the ability...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 4 Not under consideration

Add Metaphone 3 (or better) to SQL to supplement SOUNDEX() UDF

SoundEx() (in SQL) is dated and returns too many false-positives. For example "COMFORTER" and "COMPRESSOR" return the same SoundEx index. There is a updated routine called Metaphone 3 that is supposed to provide better results. Please implement th...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration

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

Command to print Query Definitions without using WRKQRY option 6.

Looking for a command line option to print a *QRYDFN instead of using option 6 from WRKQRY. I need to be able to get that output to provide to audit and I'm trying to automate it as much as possible. Need to be able to call it from CL program. Use...
about 6 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 4 Not under consideration

Inline code for SQL procedures/function

Today you can use inline code in SQL procedures/functions with the "include" statement , but need to write the code in a separate file like this: call qsys2.ifs_write( path_name => '/tmp/main.c' , file_ccsid => 1208, overwrite => 'REPLACE...
8 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration

Add temporal information to commands and not just the system catalog

Add the ability to see temporal relations in the following:- DSPFD- DSPDBR It can be discovered with things likeRetrieve Database File Description (QDBRTVFD) API
about 7 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration

Json datatype create table

The idea would be to create a json datatype as happens in other dbms. This allows you to create fields in json type files (and not blobs as suggested in some documentation) while also verifying their actual validity.
9 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration