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Db2 for i

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UDTF returning dynamic resultset

Today stored procedures can return dynamic result sets. It will be appreciated if UDTF could have the same feature. Today you can only return a TABLE, you need however to define each column even though a cursor will contain the required informatio...
almost 5 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Future consideration

Increase VARCHAR() Scaler to 65KB, 16MB or 2GB

Currently SQL VARCHAR() scalar function under DB2 for i supports lengths of up to 32k or 32k-1 w/Nullable values. HLL on IBM i support 64k Varchar column/fields as well as 16MB Varchar lengths. Other Platforms (Microsoft) also support much longer ...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Not under consideration

Allow use of RPG procedures in embedded SQL as host "variable"

When writing embedded SQL, host variables should be real variables instead of expressions which requires additional step to define extra work variables and assign the expression in advance to the work variable. Use Case: An example might be as fol...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 4 Not under consideration

SQL update with a From clause

Having worked a little with MS SQL Server I've found their SQL Update with a from clause Very convenientlikeupdate fileAset fileA.field1 = fileB.field1from fileA inner join fileB on fileB.key = fileA.key IMHO this syntax is much clearer then the c...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Not under consideration

JavaScript (Node.js) as native stored procedure / UDTF language

Today we can use PL/SQL, java and any other ILE language to make stored procedures and UDTF in Db2. However new languages are being used for modern application ie javaScript within Node.js and Python to name a few - and and other languages from th...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 5 Future consideration

SQL constraint "FOREIGN KEY DEFERRABLE"

One strength of relational databases is their constant vigilance over data correctness. The user can declare constraints that their data must obey, and then leave it to the database to enforce the rules. This saves a lot of procedural application ...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Future consideration

Idea new DB2 for i Command

Idea-new command in SQL- similar to CPYTBLRECF or DUPTBLRECF: command would provide a function to copy selected records between tables either fixed record and field lengths or variable only check command would validate same record/field lengths wi...
4 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration

Support *ALLUSR and *ALL for QUSLMBR API

The QUSLMBR API supports a full library name, *LIBL or *CURLIB. However there is a need to "find members" on the system so *ALLUSR and even *ALL should be supported to enable that capability. Use Case: Using QUSLMBR I want to locate on the system ...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 4 Not under consideration

Add file types to CPYTOIMPF

We use CPYTOIMPF to create CSVs for our users. There are times when the .XLSX format is smaller in size. CPYTOIMPF would need to auto sense the target file extension type or require the user to supply the target file type and append the extension ...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Not under consideration

We havWe have a need to enlarge Number of bytes in a record which is currently set to a max value of 32766 bytes.e a need to enlarge Number of bytes in a record which is currently set to a max value of 32766 bytes.

We have a need to enlarge Number of bytes in a record which is currently set to a max value of 32766 bytes. As currently most of DB are support for more that 32766bytes no. Should be enhance the limitation to support for other platform as well.
4 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration