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Db2 for i

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improve performances of DB2 sequences

I like the principle of DB2 sequences, but there is a big problem with the implementation of it on IBM i. Indeed, the command CREATE SEQUENCE does not generate a real DB2 object, It generates an IBM i object of DATA AREA type. However, DATA AREAs ...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 5 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

Disallow ENDJRNPF by work with system security

add option to Work with System Security to disallow ENDJRNPF for files in User libraries. If set to NO, users with appropriate security settings may ENDJRNPF. If set to YES, no user (even *SECADM) may ENDJRNPF.(maybe not applicable on *IBM librari...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 6 Not under consideration

QIBM_QZDA_INIT - Add new format that includes the source IP

Add a new exit point format for QIBM_QZDA_INIT that includes the IP address of the client initiating the connection. Use Case: We use the QIBM_QZDA_INIT exit point to filter which user accounts are allowed access via ODBC/JDBC. We would like to be...
almost 7 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Not under consideration

Allow variables defined with like(...) to be used as embedded SQL host variables

Variables defined with like(...) should be usable as embedded SQL host variables. Allowing only variables defined with a specific datatype makes for more difficult application maintenance.
8 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Not under consideration

Provide access to Null Indicator for SQL Variables in inline C code

When creating SQL Functions, we have the ability to use the INCLUDE statement to include inline C code. However, when an SQL Variable is referenced in that C code, there is no practical method to set on or off the variable's NULL Indicator. We nee...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Future consideration

Support *LIBL on RUNQRY QRY()

Hi, When creating a query definition, the library is resolved at creation time and not at runtime. This method is unlike any other function on IBM i and doesn't allow the query to be used with another library list as it is ignored. This way you ca...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Future consideration

Provide functionality to query RFE information via IBM i Service

Provide an IBM i Service that allows users to query the RFE database from their IBM i server. All details shown on the website / available when downloaded, should be returned; including comments that could be "concatenated" into a (DB)CLOB column....
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration

Improve performance of REGEXP_xxx SQL functions

The REGEXP_SUBSTR and related SQL Regular Expression functions a great, but rely on external interfaces. The request is to figure out a way to make them perform better regardless of them being based on the eternal ICU library. In one-off situatio...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Future consideration

First-class support for modernizing a data model

Database modernization on the IBM i is more complex & expensive than it could be. The Lab Services approach [1] of creating a logical file over redesigned tables, (to act as a surrogate for the old design) is a clever hack that reduces the cos...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Not under consideration