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Db2 for i

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Add SQL Option for Timestamp Format

The Db2 for i format of Timestamp is ODBC and JDBC format of timestamp is yyyy-mm-dd hh:mm:ss.nnnnnnIt should be possible to change the Db2 Timestamp format similar to how it can be done for date and time so that Db2 ...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Future consideration

Add a warning when parameter markers are truncated

IBM i silently truncates parameters to prepared statements to match the length of the target. -----From, section "Parameter marker replacement" : However, unlike the rules for assigning a val...
6 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Functionality already exists

Provide ARD Program(s) for non-Db2 Connect from IBM i

WRKRDBDIRE supports *ARDPGM but none are provided, by IBM. The system needs the easy abilitty to connect to non-Db2 database systems, like MariaDB, SQL Server using SQL via *ARDPGM. Provide basic support (perhaps using ODBC or JDBC drivers) for re...
about 4 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 8 Not under consideration

Extend the JOB_LOCK_INFO UDTF to provide the current awaited time

Please extend the JOB_LOCK_INFO UDTF to also provide the current wait duration for pending locks. This would enable easier automatic detection of erroneous locks and hanging jobs.
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration

Table Reorganizations

Table Reorganizations option from Iseries Navigator does not periodically update the status of rows being reorganized. It waits until end to provide status. IBM developer went into tasks and processes and found what the count of rows re-org was. W...
about 5 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 4 Not under consideration

Add native DB2 support for UUID columns

Add a new native data type of UUID to store standard 128-bit UUID values in a native type. Also add SQL functions to generate a new UUID, convert UUID to/from canonical string representations (xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx), and the ability...
about 6 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Not under consideration

Stop denial of service attack caused by using 3 part naming in a H/A environment

When I set up DB2 alias as per then use 3 part naming in STATIC sql it initializes a denial of service attack and makes the system unusable. IB...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Not under consideration

SQL check authority enhancement to understand level of authority

QSYS2.SQL_CHECK_Authority function in SYSTOOLS, is available to retrieve whether the current user is authorized to an object. This is good as returns 1 if authorized. However, if the business needs to know, for a file object whether user can view ...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Future consideration

Command to validate indexes

I am filing this RFE in response to the listed PMR at the advice of the IBM staff working on that issue.We recently had a case where a specific record in a table somehow did not update all related indexes using the updated field as a key. This lef...
about 6 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Not under consideration

Multi-row insert in dynamic SQL RPG

Please enhance dynamic SQL support in RPG to include multi-row insert. Use Case: Dcl-DS myQualDS ExtName('THETBL') Dim(200) Qualified Inz; End-DS; myQualDS (1).dta = '1'; myQualDS (2).dta = '2'; Ctr = 2; SQLStatement = 'Insert into THETBL ? rows v...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Future consideration