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Db2 for i

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Add a parameter to RUNSQLSTM to Delete its work files once it completes

When running RUNSQLSTM to create SQL GLOBAL Variables or Global Temporary Tables or anything, it creates a couple of source files in QTEMP. One is named QSQLSRC, one is often named QSQLT000 or simlar. I would like a parameter on RUNSQLSTM named CL...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration

Please fix QMQUERY to not need to sign off and on again when modifying multiple queries.

The company I am at uses *QRYDFN for most reporting. I have had to convert these reports from *QRYDFN to *QMQRY. When working with 1 QMQRY and have completed my changes, I then move to the next QMQRY. This is not possible as the tool is currently ...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration

RGZPFM While Active, show jobs locking object in the job log

When performing a RGZPFM with ALWCANCEL(*YES), if the job completes but cannot return the deleted space due to the file being locked by other jobs, it would be useful if a message was issued in the RGZPFM's joblog, stating that jobs were locking t...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration

Support case insensitive (double) quoted names for PARMS and VARIABLES in SQL/PL

When creating user-written SQL functions or procedures, the name of the parameters with the recent NAMED parameter syntax is difficult to use. The end-user is made to guess the upper/lower case specfiied for parameter that contains quotes but not ...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration

Change sequence of access path rebuilds to be based on use rather than size

When access paths are rebuilt; the database sequences the rebuilds to occur based on index size descending. Since history tables and indexes may be quite large but are not often used in Production processing; this presents a roadblock to making th...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Not under consideration

Expose fast path to Long SQL Name directory in OBJECT_STATISTICS or similar function

The SQL function OBJECT_STATISTICS returns the Long SQL Name for system objects that are also SQL objects. However there is no "fast" way to access these objects by their LONG name, full or generic. Provide a way to access objects by Long SQL Name...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration

Add version/release check to RTVSQLSTM "compiler"

When running SQL via RUNSQLSTM, it would be nice to have the ability to check the current IBM i VxRy and conditionally control (include) sections of code. For example, many IBM Services UDTFs have new or changed input parameters on later releases....
about 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration

Allow overriding system value on update of audit columns

Currently doing an SQL update with overriding system value on a column defined as "Generated Always For Each Row on Update as Row Change" results in an SQL0109 saying that it is only allowed on columns defined as Generated Always ??? (probably it ...
almost 5 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Not under consideration

Add ability to retrieve Commit Resources to QjoRetrieveJournalInformation

Would like to have the ability to retrieve the Commit Resource information from the journal in the same way as you can see the information in the WRKJRNA screen. This will allow us to determine any open commit cycles in a remote journal object at ...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Not under consideration

Enhance POSDBF CL command to support same features as POSITION parameter of OVRDBF

When using CL, the OVRDBF can be used to get to the specific record in a file using its POSITION parameter. But once the CL RCVF is run, the file is open and OVRDBF's POSITION cannot be used, obviously. The POSDBF command can be used but it only a...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration