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Db2 for i

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Add something like IF EXIST for a table, view, procedures, etc.

In SQL, I often need to check if a table exists and either delete or create it. I opened a case and was told the functionality does not exist. If a file exists, I need to delete/DROP it. Sometimes, I need to create the table.
9 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Not under consideration

Add column and filter for the job's current user to JOB_INFO

I need a way to get the job date from an SQL session so that I can test SQL statements as they might have run in the past using only SQL features. JOB_INFO UDTF only returns job information for the connection user not the current user as is needed...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration

Make PTF listing available in XML output

I was looking at all the great "IBM i Services" and I thought of a new one:List the PTF's available at IBM which are not on my system.However I thought of doing it on my own. First I looked athttp://www-912.ibm.com/a_dir/as4ptf.nsf/WWWPTFBYDATE?Re...
about 8 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 4 Not under consideration

Enhnance XMLROW by adding an OPTION of "OPTION EXCLUDE XMLDECLARATION" to this function

When using the XMLROW function, it addes the XML header tag to each returned row. So you end up with <?xml version="1.0" ENCODING="IBM037"?> prefixing each and every row. IBM ACS and other interfaces strip off that header tag internally. But...
9 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration

Journal entry needed when statistics removed from file

During upgrade from 7.2 to 7.3 we got serious performance degradation for some SQL queries. Trying to improve performance we request and remove some file statistics on the source (production) system. It help for some issues. Unfortunately on the t...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration

JSON_UPDATE - Updating a true/false value

Whith JSON_UPDATE it is possible to modify existing JSON data. It is possbile to exchange a single value, to add a key/value pair, to exchange an existing Object, to add an existing Object, exchange an array and add a new array. ... but it is not ...
9 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration

Add variable support on CONNECT statement within SPL

Add variable support for CONNECT statement in SPL. Use Case: CREATE or replace PROCEDURE BACKUP_STATUS LANGUAGE SQL MODIFIES SQL DATA P1: BEGIN DECLARE COMMAND CHAR(200); -- Ensure this is large enough. DECLARE V_SYSTEM_NAME CHAR(25); FOR V1 AS C1...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration

Allow variable name as part of three part naming

Allow variable name as part of three part naming. Use Case: FOR V1 AS C1 CURSOR FOR select x.* from table( values('RACK1HST'), ('GDWEB'), ('GDIHQ1'), ('GDISYS1'), ('MAIL1'), ('RACK2HST'), ('GDWEB2'), ('GDIHQ2'), ('GDISYS2'), ('MAILTWO'), ('RACK3HS...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration

DB2 SQL join with USING need to support nullable column

I have a problem with a JOIN when columns are nullable. summary: I ask for an correction of the USING feature : in the sql engine do a IS NOT DISTINCT FROM when the column is nullable, so USING will do its job. details: for a better explanation, y...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration

IBM DB2 Connect 11.5 VSAI (Visual Studio Addin) for VS 2019 using deprecated API's

IBM DB2 Connect 11.5 VSAI (Visual Studio Addin) for VS 2019 using deprecated API's (synchronous loading apis). This needs to be updated for VS 2019 to use Asynchronous loading to remove the warning notices everytime you launch Visual Studio 2019. ...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Not under consideration