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Db2 for i

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Alter table without exclusive lock

Provide possibility to alter table add column without exclusive lock on the table to enable 24x7 deployment with zero downtime for real-time applications. Possible solution can be done in a same way as online DDL in innodb. (
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Not under consideration

tool to summarize all PTFs and APARs in a CUME or group

CUMEs can contain hundreds of PTFs. Each PTF has an APAR and both should be reviewed for any special instructions and or issues in the APAR. It would be good to have a tool to filter through all this and summarize any actions or special issues. Us...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 4 Not under consideration

Local scoped functions and procedures in UDTF and stored procedures

For structural reasons you sometime need to encapsulate logic as locally scoped functions and procedure when you create UDTF and stored procedures - just like you would do in any other programing language. However SQL-PL does not allow that in the...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Future consideration

AES Crypt

Make the AES algorithm compatible with AES calculated by different software platforms. The ENCRYPT_AES sql function can encrypt a DB column. Unfortunately the algorithm is IBM proprietary [The internal encryption algorithm used is from the CLiC To...
8 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration

Add Journal Entry Type for TRUNCATE TABLE

Add Journal Code "D" Entry Type "TT" or equivalent ("F-CR") on the SQL TRUNCATE TABLE event. Use Case: Current state, TRUNCATE TABLE creates a journal entry of F-CH and D-CG which states that the file has changed, these are the same entries writte...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Not under consideration

Provide an SQL service, view, or other way to report out information about services deployed via Integrated Web Services.

The ability to run reporting of information about deployed services, such as what services are deployed, what servers those are on, whether or not those are applying TLS and basic authentication, etc., would be a help to easily determine and audit...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Future consideration

EDRSQL server requires QUSER *RWX authority to ROOT

We recently secured our ROOT directory in the IFS; however, when the EDRSQL server job (QXDAEDRSQL) starts up; MSG CPE3401 is shown in the joblog and the job ends. (see attached joblog) The Security Audit Journal records an Authority Failure (AF) ...
8 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Future consideration

Improve Performance of QSYS2.BOUND_SRVPGM_INFO

The performance of QSYS2.BOUND_SRVPGM_INFO is really bad when you're using it in order to get all programs that use a specific BOUND_SERVICE_PROGRAM. More details can be found in the defined Use Case. However, using the same View with the given st...
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Not under consideration

SQL DB2 change in the for system name

When you create an SQL table and the object identifier specified is a valid system name you can not specifiy a different for system name. I would like to be able to specifiy a different name for compatibility with older programs while using newer ...
about 4 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Not under consideration

Add the "Command to Run" field to the JOB-INFO table query

Please add the "Command to Run" parameter to the query. It has nearly all the commands parameters except this one. Use Case: We use a complex process at month end to prepare jobs to run at month end. I need to be able to view the jobs submitted to...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 4 Not under consideration