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Db2 for i

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Add parameter to RSTLIB / RSTOBJ commands to restore table(s) without data

Please consider adding a parameter to the RSTLIB and RSTOBJ commands to allow restore of DB2 tables / PF's without data (rows). It would be great to be able to restore libraries or objects without getting the data onto the system. Use case 1: We h...
7 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 7 Future consideration

SYSTOOLS.READ_SPREADSHEET to be able to read xlsx files from SQL

It would be usefull to be able to read xlsx files from within RPG programs for importing data as a table function.
4 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Future consideration

Consolidate documentation for Services and documentation for the system catalog into one area.

Instead of placing the documentation for IBM i Services underneath "Performance and query optimization" move it to "Db2 for i catalog views". Take these links: Db2® for i Services: https://www.ibm.com/docs/en/i/7.5?topic=optimization-db2-i-service...
11 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 9 Future consideration

Enhance IBM DB2 SQL triggering to allow running the triggering action in async mode to improve system performance

This is useful for non critical batch run update for huge size file to shorten the program run time.
about 1 month ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Functionality already exists

SQL view device status

The idea is based on the creation of an SQL view that allows you to view the status of any device. The native RTVCFGSTS command is not particularly convenient to use via SQL, this view would allow you to break down this limit and provide the real-...
3 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Future consideration

new IBM i SQL server to return additional TCP/IP information

with the addition of some new services that do DNS lookup functions(thanks!) we need a service that shows the current DNS configuration for the server. CFGTCP <option 12> is the data i am referring to.
about 1 month ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Future consideration

Enhance or create a new DB2 Service IFS Save Files

Need the ability to see the details of a save file that contains IFS objects so that we can programmatically act on what is inside the save file. For example: CRTSAVF FILE(yourlib/yoursavf)SAV DEV('/qsys.lib/yourlib.lib/yoursavf.file') OBJ(('/home...
7 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Future consideration

Implement JSON_LEN SQL scalar function (returns # of elements in JSON array)

Please implement a new SQL scalar function JSON_LEN, which returns the number of elements in a JSON array. if MyJSON contains "{"MyObj":{"MyArray":["One","Two","Three"]}}" exec sql set :NumElems = JSON_LEN(:MyJSON, '$.MyObj.MyArray'); sets NumElem...
5 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 4 Future consideration

improve MERGE by adding the option "WHEN NOT MATCHED BY SOURCE THEN DELETE"

Today, it is impossible to use the DELETE clause behind WHEN NOT MATCHED.Some DBMS other than DB2 allow this.Would it be possible to add this feature, like in this example ? MERGE target_table USING source_table ON merge_condition WHEN MATCHED THE...
11 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Submitted

Create GenerateAndEmailSpreadsheet

With the addition of Generate Spreadsheet and Send Email both are valuable but the adoption would have quite a bit of use if we had one function that does both.
8 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Future consideration