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Db2 for i

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Add ability to use any RPG variable in an embedded SQL statement, including those that come from Qualified Dimensioned data structures

Programmers would benefit by not seeing the error - Variable :BLAH is not usable for reason X when writing exec SQL select statement in an RPG program. Some variables are allowed and some are not, but it is not always clear why this basic select d...
about 2 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration

improve SYSTOOLS.GENERATE_SPREADSHEET to be able to get back the generated as blob

As an alternative to save file to ifs, be able to get the resulting file as a blob. Would make serving the result on the web easier.
4 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration

Allow RUNSQLSTM to support a "continuation character" for very long SQL statements

When coding SQL statements for creating tables or indexes or whatever, we often have a problem formatting very long SQL statements because there is not "continuation line" character supported by the statement processor. The COMMENT ON statement ca...
6 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Not under 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...
7 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.
8 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Not under consideration

Allow APYJRNCHG and RMVJRNCHG to use remote journal receivers

APYJRNCHG and RMVJRNCHG do not allow remote journal receivers to be used, however after saving the receivers and restoring them into the receiver library of the local journal, they can be used without a problem. This however needs manual steps and...
9 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration

Retrieve AA macro result by SQL

Currently, the AA macro from STRSST were not able to retrieve by CL command or SQL. it is not possible to make automation / monitoring program. Hope ibm can develop API or SQL that we can retrieve the value.
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration

Foreign Key enhancement

I would like to request an enhancement to DB2. Through the years, we have had various developers who have set up files and tables with different numeric data types, that hold the same data. For example, in one file, a Customer number might be defi...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration

Enhance SQL CREATE_WRAPPED by making it a keyword on the CREATE FUNCTION and PROCEDURE Statements

When creating a UDF, UDTF, or PROC using SQL, the need to enclose everything in quotes and then double-up embedded quotes and everything else associated with that situation is painful when using the WRAP function and CREATE_WRAP procedure. So much...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration

DB2 SQL join with USING need to support nullable column

I have a problem with a JOIN when columns are nullable. summary: I ask for an correction of the USING feature : in the sql engine do a IS NOT DISTINCT FROM when the column is nullable, so USING will do its job. details: for a better explanation, y...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration