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An IBM i Service for retrieving device status similar to WRKCFGSTS

A device's status is currently not available via SQL. This would be useful for tracking the status of devices such as virtual display/printer devices. It would be useful for System Admins. It could be partnered with QSYS2.OBJECT_STATISTICS to find...
2 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Future consideration

Support USER as Default for VARCHAR(10) Columns in Db2 SQL Tables

Currently if I have a table with a varchar(10) field in it, I cannot specify DEFAULT USER or any of the other user registers because they are 18 bytes or longer.However on IBM i, user Profiles are 10.It would save me having to write a Trigger for ...
6 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Future consideration

An IBM i Service for retrieving Netserver session details

The QSYS2.SERVER_SHARE_INFO service shows various details about the existing shares including the share name, IFS path, read/write status, and current number of users that are connected. However it does not give a view of who those users are. This...
2 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Future consideration

Requested porting of SYSTOOLS.JSON_UPDATE in QSYS

Since we are using the systools.JSON_UPDATE function which is not supported we would need to be able to bring it into QSYS so that we can keep the functionality of our programs in the future Use Case: in our rpgle program we need to be able to joi...
6 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Future consideration

Visual explain as a SQL - IBM i service

Visual explain is a vital tool to get the information about how a SQL statement is processed and to understand the nature of SQL queries. However, it can be quite complicated to oververview complicated queries and the graph can be quite chaotic. M...
7 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 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...
12 days ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 0 Submitted

Support for Application-Period Temporal Tables

System-period temporal tables are great, but "system-time" is not appropriate in many applications. Quoting from an article by Philip Nelson on DB2 Temporal Support - A Practical Introduction: Temporal support consists of two key concepts : system...
2 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Future consideration

Update cascade on constraints

Update cascade is allowed in other databases but, is restricted in DB2 for i, as more developers are modernizing their tables and are using constraints, referential integrity etc. This is going to be needed more and more.
about 1 month ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Future consideration

Eliminate the Propagation of READS SQL DATA in Caller Functions in SQL

When creating User Defined Table functions in SQL, the CONTAINS SQL, READS SQL DATA and MODIFIES SQL DATA statements are currently propagated up the food chain. This means if a simple function calls another function, that called function's attribu...
6 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Not under consideration

Obscure the RUNSQL and RUNSQLSTM Workfile names in QTEMP

When using RUNSQLSTM in CL, a source file is created in QTEMP with the name QSQLSRC.Users with QTEMP on their library lists now have a "magically appeared" file on their library list that may cause corruption of tasks that previously ran normally....
5 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Not under consideration