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Db2 for i

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Declare Array variables in SQL/PSM like in DB2 LUW

In stored procedures and UDF/UDTF of DB2 for i, I would like to be able to declare an array like in this example : DECLARE TYPE CARD_NUMBER AS VARCHAR(1) ARRAY [24]; … this is already possible on DB2 LUW, as can be seen in this example: https://ro...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Not under consideration

Revisit, enhance and reduce redundancy in earlier SQL Services VIEWS that utilize OBJECT_STATISTICS

Some early SQL Services, such as MSGQ_INFO and MSGF_DATA use a 2-phase OBJECT_STATISTICS instance to build the list of objects they're using or returning. See additional details for example. Today, the OBJECT_STATISTICS includes the system library...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration

Retrieve SQL source does not format source for easy readability and includes garbage in the source.

For SOX reasons, I retrieve the source DDL to include in change control. We still use source files to store the DDL. The source retrieved is not clean and recently started including a \t at the start of each new line. Please improve the formatting...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 5 Not under consideration

SQL Function to Round Up Decimal/Precision

Create new SQL function roundup or update ceiling to allow decimal result with a defined precision. We commonly need to round up to 1 or 2 decimal points. Given round( 24.03 , 1 ) results in 24.0 But in our use cases, we need to roundup so that we...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration

Add the DETAILED_INFO paramater to the OBJECT_STATISTICS Table Function

The OBJECT_STATISTICS UDTF in QSYS2 is getting better all the time. However the *ALLSIMPLE concept that was later added to other UDTFs via their DETAILED_INFO parameter would benefit OBJECT_STATISTICS as well. Originally the Object Name could cont...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration

Provide an Obscure Parameter attribute to SQL Functions for security purposes

When running a UDTF or UDF or even a stored procedure, we may be passing in sensitive information, such as passwords, security codes or credit card numbers. Similar to CL Command's DSPINPUT (display input) parameter, we need a way to hide that sen...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Not under consideration

RPG IV extension regarding license program 5770SS1-27-DB2-Multisystem

RPG IV provides a file information data structure with database specific feedback information. In position 397 of the FIDS there is an unsigned integer field for the relative record number. This field contains the RRN of the record which was affec...
about 4 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Not under consideration

Backport IFS source support for CRTPF & CRTDSPF to 7,2

Please backport the changes to CRTPF & CRTDSPF to support storing source in the IFS to 7.2. Use Case: From the description of SI66797: APAR Error Description / Circumvention -----------------------------------------------CL compiler does not s...
about 5 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 4 Not under consideration

Enhance SYSTOOLS.CHECK_SYSROUTINE & CHECK_SYSCST

Enhance SYSTOOLS.CHECK_SYSROUTINE & CHECK_SYSCST to include a "remote schema" parameter. Use Case: Allow easy comparison of SQL objects in test schemas & multi-tenant environments.
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Not under consideration

File journals

When upgrading from V6R1 to V7R1 we are no longer able to associate journal receivers with the journal after making file changes. We never had an issue until the upgrade to V7R1 and we have made numerous file changes without issues on V6R1. Techni...
about 7 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Not under consideration