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Db2 for i

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Add parameters to QSys2.JobInfo, QSys2.Active_Job_Info and QSys2.Library_List_Info to accept a fully qualified job name.

I need the ability to get a specific job's Library List. Not the current job.
5 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Not under consideration

improve SYSTOOLS.GENERATE_SPREADSHEET to be able to get back the generated as blob

As an alternative to save file to ifs, be able to get the resulting file as a blob. Would make serving the result on the web easier.
4 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under 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...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Not under consideration

IFS_DELETE SQL Service

Create a IFS_delete, IFS_DELETE_UTF8 and IFS_delete_Binary sql services. Use Case: We have IFS_read and IFS_write but, we currently don't have a IFS_delete. For ease of use and consistency, please consider implementing this SQL service.
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 5 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....
about 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Not under consideration

allow three part names in db2 for i services

please add ability to use three-part naming in UDTF or in db2 for i services likeQSYS2.JOB_INFOIt seems that the 3-part naming isn't working or supported in UDTFs. .e.g.:https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/community/wikis/home?lang=en#!/wiki/IBM%20...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Not under consideration

SQL Inserts Using When FieldProcedure Attached

When using SQL on a table with 1 or more field procedure programs attached to 1 or more columns, a select to produce output will demonstrate DETERMINISTIC behavior in that output values will be cached and the field procedure program will only fire...
about 3 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Not under consideration

CPYTOIMPF for Excel

The only way to make the leading zero visible is to have the field interpret as if it contains only text. In OS400, if a field is alphanumeric, the number it may contain cannot be used for mathematical operations. For example, in Excel, to ensure ...
about 3 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 5 Not under consideration

Retrieve existence from /QNTC shared folder by QSYS2.IFS_OBJECT_STATISTIC

QSYS2.IFS_OBJECT_STATISTICS returned not value if /QNTC shared folders are selected, even if I use the required user-authentification. Compare to QMGTOOLS/CHKIFS what returned '10' for exisiting and '00' for not found. Would it be possible to modi...
2 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Not under consideration

Provide an ALIAS-like feature for Library Names (SCHEMAs) in SQL statements.

Provide a way to assign an alternate (i.e. "short") name to schemas/libraries when used within an SQL statement. This is different from the Long SQL Name and the Short System Name. What I want to do is something like: select * from table(ST.myfunc...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Not under consideration