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Db2 for i

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SQL scalar functions SETENV and GETENV

SQL has many ways to store and retrieve configuration parameters. Tables, global variables etc. However when SQL is not the only part of the loop environment variables is mostly used else where for common configuration. So where SQL interact with ...
2 months 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...
5 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Future 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...
17 days ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Not under consideration

set coulmn width for SYSTOOLS.GENERATE_SPREADSHEET when export to excel

It would be useful to be able to set column width for each column or *auto to make width fit data when creating excelfiles from SYSTOOLS.GENERATE_SPREADSHEET. Then the result looks better when creating and sending reports from the machine.
4 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Future consideration

Add SQL Object Type to QDBRTVFD and QUSROBJD APIs

Today the SQL object type is available only via the QUSRMBRD (Retrieve Member Description) API. However when a file has NO MEMBERS, the QUSRMBRD API cannot be used to retrieve the needed SQL Object Type. Ironically, the QDBRTVFD (Retrieve File Des...
about 2 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Functionality already exists

Greek characters on user profile description in iNAV interface

We want to be displayed the Greek characters in user's profile description when browsing users through the new iNAV web interface, just as it has been in old Heritage Navigator and until previous release V7R3! We cannot change profile descriptions...
6 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Future consideration

Adjust the functionality of AUDIT_JOURNAL_* table functions

I think the current behavior is quite confusing. For example, if I'm trying to retrieve the QAUDJRN "PW" entries from a specific receiver, I might try this: SELECT * FROM TABLE ( SYSTOOLS.AUDIT_JOURNAL_PW(STARTING_RECEIVER_LIBRARY => 'QSYS', ...
2 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Under review

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...
9 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.
6 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Future consideration

Enhance SQL Error Log Function to display variable value(s) in the SQL string displayed in the STATEMENT_TEXT column rather than the "?".

Helps to identify the specific values when the error or warning occured.
5 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Future consideration