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Db2 for i

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Relax or remove the TABLE() Requirement for UDTF

When using SQL Table Functions the use of the TABLE() wrapper is burdensome. It also adds to resistance of user-buy-in of using things like ACS Run SQL Scripts or SQL in general. The sad truth is that unlike the 1970s/1980s and earlier when most h...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Not under consideration

Optim Test Data Management - LOAD Feature -Db2 for i - Table columns with "Generated Always" constraint

Db2 for I does not support IBM InfoSphere Optim to load into a column with the 'Generated Always' constraint. Use Case: System: IBM InfoSphere Optim Test Data ManagementActor: Customer Use cases for the system: 1. Mask and load data into a Db2 tab...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Not under consideration

Journal entry data to return binary timestamps

In the entry specific data returned by QjoRetrieveJournalEntries it would be useful to have the time/date/timestamp data to be returned in a binary format. For example, either a documented internal database format or the same time format used for ...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Not under consideration

Enable Journal Caching for all customer libraries including Q

We are using IBM Lab tool PowerSc and we noticed jobs with large journal wait for QZRDQWKEDT/QSQJRN. We tried to use journal cache (*YES). CHGJRN JRN(QZRDQWKEDT/QSQJRN) JRNCACHE(*YES) It failed with MSGID CPF709F , see attached document. Use Case:...
about 6 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Not under consideration

"EXTEND TABLE" SQL statement

To day there are no elegant way to map OO class extensions direct in Db2. So it would be appreciated that Db2 invent a new statement that Extend a table as a new table with extra columns. In effect - Db2 makes a internal maintained one-to-one rela...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Not under consideration

Controlling of SQL FAST DELETE

They want to defineLibrary orLibrary/file and number of records to switch to FAST DELETE CUSTOMER 0CUSTOMER/DATAENTRY 1 15000 For each option 0 means no FAST DELETE1 means fast delete with number of records to switch Zero records means switch dire...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Not under consideration

Classpath for java stored procedure

Because Java stored procedures share the same classpath, it appears necessary to have the ability to specify the classpath by java stored procedure, for development customer needs, and testing. Jar files are registered by SQLJ.INSTALL_JAR stored p...
almost 7 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration

IBM I DB2 - allow a wildcard filter across a resultset row on select

I'm am reviewing REST API programming. I found this article With regard to 'Searching' being used with pagination, then I run into a problem. Basically I can't ...
about 7 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Not under consideration

api QDBRTVSN response time too long

I have a security feature based on library and group profile of the current users. the application is a very intensive client-access application.more than 18000 sql for the main job for a duration of 4 minutes 51 seconds. the feature retrieve Libr...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 6 Not under consideration

Referential Constraint issues job log

The problem: qsqsrvr running an SQL request and it receives back an error: SQL0352. The qsqsrver job then job logs. I am depending on the database to give me this feedback (SQL0352) however I want to control whether or not it job logs. Per the PMR...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 4 Not under consideration