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Db2 for i

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Add something like IF EXIST for a table, view, procedures, etc.

In SQL, I often need to check if a table exists and either delete or create it. I opened a case and was told the functionality does not exist. If a file exists, I need to delete/DROP it. Sometimes, I need to create the table.
9 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Not under consideration

Enhnance XMLROW by adding an OPTION of "OPTION EXCLUDE XMLDECLARATION" to this function

When using the XMLROW function, it addes the XML header tag to each returned row. So you end up with <?xml version="1.0" ENCODING="IBM037"?> prefixing each and every row. IBM ACS and other interfaces strip off that header tag internally. But...
9 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration

JSON_UPDATE - Updating a true/false value

Whith JSON_UPDATE it is possible to modify existing JSON data. It is possbile to exchange a single value, to add a key/value pair, to exchange an existing Object, to add an existing Object, exchange an array and add a new array. ... but it is not ...
9 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration

Allow stored procedures created as *PGM objects to be called as exit point programs

When using the CREATE PROCEDURE SQL statement to create a *PGM Object it is NOT possible to call the generated object outside of SQL; doing so results in an error reporting "Pointer not set". Looking at the code generated as an intermediary step i...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 4 Not under consideration

Requesting a series of SQL examples to add queries f trace results.

As we add more external systems connecting to the IBM i, the number of times the traces have been required to determine a failure is growing. I have had to open several tickets/case over time to get IBM Support to decode the traces for us. This pr...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration

Allow option on STRSQL to remove the F3-Exit option of "1=Save and exit session"

I consider this a save/restore issue. I did a system migration from a Power 9 to a Power 10. I had users complain that their STRSQL session statements did not migrate. I realize they are stored in some object in QRECOVERY and do not get saved. How...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration

Enhance VARCHAR format option for EUR,JIS,ISO,USA but for LOCAL option

Today, VARCHAR supports a 2nd parameter when the first parameter is a date/time value. That 2nd parameter returns the resulting date value in the designated format. The LOCAL option returns the value in the Job's format. I would like this enhanced...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Not under consideration

Additional columns for MTI_INFO table function

It would useful also to retrieve: - the number of rows of the table. - the number of entries of the temporary index (if sparse). - the number of utilization of this temporary index. We already have the number of references. - the order (ASC or DES...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Not under consideration

Solution for Cpyfrmimpf dtaara using Dtaara "QCPFRMIMPF" and "QCPTOIMPF"

When using the copy command with the dtaara it creates threads in the background which makes the copy of big amounts of records in couple of minutes. Without the dtaara the copy runs for hours. Need a fix/solution which works the same seeing dtaar...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration

SRVPGMOPT parameter for CRTSQLRPGI

While the CRTSQLRPGI command contains a COMPILEOPT parameter that is used in creating modules and programs, it does not have a parameter for passing additional parameters to the CRTSRVPGM step when OBJTYPE(*SRVPGM) is used. This can result in comp...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration