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Db2 for i

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Provide additional attribute for Adding trigger to enable them either for Interactive session or batch session.

Please provide an option to select either for interactive session or batch session while adding triggers to database files. It would help in a big way to develop access log applications for GDPR. Use Case: With the GDPR implementation in Europe, i...
about 6 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Not under consideration

Enable ability to customize the name of the journal on CREATE SCHEMA

I would like to be able to specify the journal name when using CREATE SCHEMA command on IBM i, currently the Schema is created and journal is QSQJRN. The reason is if I created a schema starting with letter Q ,it creates the journal QSQJRN and I a...
about 6 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration

CHGPF with SRCFILE option causes all Field Procedures to decrypt all the data encrypted in the file

when a CHGPF with SRCFILE option is ran over a Physical file with a Field Procedure on one or more fields the data is automatically decrypted to the the full value. Use Case: When file XFILE contains a field SOCIAL that has a field procedure on it...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Not under consideration

0N002 - A character cannot be mapped to a valid XML character.

Since we started using SQL more and more to build and parse XML we are running into SQL state error of 0N002 - A character cannot be mapped to a valid XML character. Our only known fix for this is to do a regular expression statement on each colum...
about 7 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Not under consideration

Support ability to 'Lock In' a DB2 Plan

The DB2 optimizer continually reevaluates all conditions/variables to create the best plan at that moment. And almost always, the optimizer creates the best plan. There are times however, when the optimizer makes a poor choice. And when it does, t...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration

Problem with CPYFRMIMPF command and file with CCSID = 1208 UTF-8

When using command CPYFRMIMPF FROMCCSID(1208) UTF-8 and *FIXED format, each national characters coded on 2 bytes are causing shifting of data in output file. As explained by iGSC in PMR 61492,001,822 when using *FIXED format and multi-byte code po...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Not under 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

directly enter SQL-Arrays as Input Arguments for Stored Procedures

Our reporting systems calls Stored Procedues on a DB2/400 system via ODBC/JDBC. The SP receives for example one productID and then it collects the desired informations from our DB2400-tables and return it to the reporting system via a result set. ...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration

Support subselect and subquery in the SQL join-condition

Please provide an extended JOIN syntax to support EXISTS (subquery) or IN (subquery) in the join condition. This will facilitate JOINS where NULL values are involved and should be kept. for example: with p(rel1id, a1, a2, a3, x) as ( values (1, 'y...
about 2 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 https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/6174189 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