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Db2 for i

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DB2 SQL Query for rtbdskinf - prtdskinf

Hi, we are working constantly on developing applications working with SQL queries on IBM iSeries. We had a number of requests from customers for more advanced monitoring and one thing that we are missing is integrating rtbdskinf - prtdskinf type o...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Future consideration

SQL - parse char string using external definition

Many times, in existing customers ERPs, there are fields where structured information is stored in a single big CHAR string. Usually the intent is to have a generic data carrying field in the same table, where the type of information is stored in ...
6 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration

Increase maximum file member size

Increase maximum file member size, currently limited to 1.7TB. Use Case: customer stores large binary objects in file using SQL and reaches file limit. Currently they do not want to separate objects to multiple tables or work with partitioning.
about 5 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Not under consideration


The CPYTOSTMF does not have the functionality to create a "Native Excel" XLS or XLSX file when the FROMFILE is an Physical file . Currently the CPYTOSTMF creates a delimited file separating fields using a comma, tilde, semicolon, etc. Suggest the ...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 6 Not under consideration

Do not duplicate format identifier during CRTDUPOBJ processing

On the CRTDUPOBJ command there is an option to duplicate file identifers (FILEID). If set to *NO this will create unique file and member identifiers for the new object but will retain the format identifier. This format identifier makes the objects...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Is a defect

Allow a SQL stored procedure to use 3 part naming without having to create a custom *SQLPKG on each target.

6 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Needs more information

Retrieve AA macro result by SQL

Currently, the AA macro from STRSST were not able to retrieve by CL command or SQL. it is not possible to make automation / monitoring program. Hope ibm can develop API or SQL that we can retrieve the value.
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration

Correct accuracy of inline error location in ILE C compiler for SQL

When using SQL to create a User Defined Function, the RUNSQLSTM and other interfaces generate C source code and compile it. When the developer also uses the INCLUDE statement in that same code, to pull in some "inline C" code, when there are error...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Is a defect

Foreign Key enhancement

I would like to request an enhancement to DB2. Through the years, we have had various developers who have set up files and tables with different numeric data types, that hold the same data. For example, in one file, a Customer number might be defi...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration

Add options to TRUNCATE to support clearing a single partition (member)

The SQL TRUNCATE statement currently only supports removing data from the entire table, even when run against an ALIAS created against a single partition. Use Case: Fast truncation of a single partition (member), just like CLRPFM with a specific m...
almost 4 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Future consideration