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Db2 for i

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Support derived keys on field procs

System: Customer Service Maintenance Actor: User needing a previously available feature. Description: Hiper group PTF SI39169, released on 04/21/2010, added a constraint that restricted the creation of logical files with derived keys (functions su...
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Not under consideration

A wrong comment

Today an operator made a mistake in putting the sign in an update SQL stmt, and instead of a hyphen he put two hyphens.The result was catastrophic. Over 700,00 lines have been updated: update TABLE set AMOUNT = ,01--, TAX=123,4where KEY = 1 instea...
30 days ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Not under consideration

Retrieve existence from /QNTC shared folder by QSYS2.IFS_OBJECT_STATISTIC

QSYS2.IFS_OBJECT_STATISTICS returned not value if /QNTC shared folders are selected, even if I use the required user-authentification. Compare to QMGTOOLS/CHKIFS what returned '10' for exisiting and '00' for not found. Would it be possible to modi...
3 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Not under consideration

Reset *JOB environment

Hi IBM Support, We have a situation where we run a third-party utility to import an excel file to a database table. As part of this process, a number of *JOB environment variables are added causing Python output to the console to display unprintab...
3 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 4 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

We havWe have a need to enlarge Number of bytes in a record which is currently set to a max value of 32766 bytes.e a need to enlarge Number of bytes in a record which is currently set to a max value of 32766 bytes.

We have a need to enlarge Number of bytes in a record which is currently set to a max value of 32766 bytes. As currently most of DB are support for more that 32766bytes no. Should be enhance the limitation to support for other platform as well.
4 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration

Enhance QCMDEXC Scalar function to process an entire result set

I have hit a max limit on the QCMDEXC scalar function. for example, I have 243 jobs in the job scheduler and I need to hold them all with the exception of a few. I have to run my HLDJOBSCDE command using the qcmdexc scalar function about 3 times b...
5 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 4 Not under consideration

SQL - parse char string using external definition

Many times, in existing customers ERPs, there are fields where structured information is stored in a single big CHAR string. Usually the intent is to have a generic data carrying field in the same table, where the type of information is stored in ...
6 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration

Inline code for SQL procedures/function

Today you can use inline code in SQL procedures/functions with the "include" statement , but need to write the code in a separate file like this: call qsys2.ifs_write( path_name => '/tmp/main.c' , file_ccsid => 1208, overwrite => 'REPLACE...
7 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration

Json datatype create table

The idea would be to create a json datatype as happens in other dbms. This allows you to create fields in json type files (and not blobs as suggested in some documentation) while also verifying their actual validity.
7 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration