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Db2 for i

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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

Enable Global Override of Compiler Options for SQL Statements

We are using SQL Functions and due to our security concept, those SQL Functions need to be created with the compile options USRPRF and DYNUSRPRF both set to *OWNER. This can be done by calling SET OPTIONS inside the CREATE OR REPLACE FUNCTION stat...
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 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

Optimize sparse index build on partitioned table

The index build process is currently not using the information on a partitioned table when building the index: We have a big table partitioned by range on a column.When we build an sparse index on this table only including values in this column gr...
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Not under consideration

Change the default of CRTPF parameter SIZE

We are on 7.2, going to 7.3 soon. The default for CRTPF is SIZE(10000 1000 3). This means only 13000 records are required before escape message CPA5305 is issued. The default can be changed using CHGCMDDFT, but it's set back to the original IBM se...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 5 Not under consideration

Materialized Query Table functionality

Add capability in SQL to create Materialized Query Tables (MQT) with the following:1. data initially deferred refresh immediate2. maintained by system3. set integrity for (MQT) immediate checked incremental (or Not Incremental) Use Case: create ta...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Future consideration

get_xml_file() need to be encoding agnostic

The get_xml_file() is a fantastic tool to load XML files from the IFS. However it will fail if data is stored in utf-16LE format.
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Future consideration

Have BCI jobs inherit the QAQQINI file library from the parent job

A Web Application Server running PHP initiates SQL requests that run in a batch immediate job. The BCI job picks up the QAQQINI file in QUSRSYS. However, the application needs unique settings that cannot be applied system-wide. It is possible to s...
almost 4 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Not under 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

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.
9 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Not under consideration