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Allow variable name as part of three part naming

Allow variable name as part of three part naming. Use Case: FOR V1 AS C1 CURSOR FOR select x.* from table( values('RACK1HST'), ('GDWEB'), ('GDIHQ1'), ('GDISYS1'), ('MAIL1'), ('RACK2HST'), ('GDWEB2'), ('GDIHQ2'), ('GDISYS2'), ('MAILTWO'), ('RACK3HS...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration

Make PTF listing available in XML output

I was looking at all the great "IBM i Services" and I thought of a new one:List the PTF's available at IBM which are not on my system.However I thought of doing it on my own. First I looked athttp://www-912.ibm.com/a_dir/as4ptf.nsf/WWWPTFBYDATE?Re...
about 7 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 4 Not under consideration

New SQLSetStmtAttr option for Completion/Diag Messages

During Debug mode, on IBM i, the SQL CLI APIs, such as SQLExecute generate diagnostic and completion messages indicating things such as "xx rows selected" or "xx rows inserted", or "Table XXX Dropped". This information does not currently get gener...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Future consideration

add comment (or label) on DB2 Views

On DB2 for i, it is impossible to set a comment on a view object. Neither the “COMMENT ON” nor the “LABEL ON” commands accept a view object. It would be very useful to set label (or comment) on views, to facilitate the work of database administrat...
8 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Functionality already exists

System i native support for MS-SQL Server Connection

Native Support for System i to connect to MS-SQL Server using the remote Database entry (ADDRDBDIRE).Connection should support SELECT, UPDATE, INSERT to provide a possibility for data exchange.There are exists a lot of open souce tools which works...
almost 7 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 6 Not under consideration

Fix DSPF to allow Fields on REFFLD that use full 128 character DDL long names

Our team uses has old DDS DSPFs and new ones built using PROFOUNDUI. Product DDS DSPF currently has a 32-character limit for long names/Aliases for fields referenced using REFFLD keyword. This limit should be extended to use the full 128 character...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 5 Future consideration

Make IBM Data Studio work Better with SQL Source in IBM i Source Files

IBM Data Studio does not play smoothly with SQL source that lives on IBM i in source files/members. We 18 developers would like this tool to work better with source that lives in source files on the IBM i. We use this tool for IBM i but our workfl...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Not under consideration

Add Job Date Column as SPOOL FILE CREATION JOB DATE to OUTPUT_QUEUE_ENTRIES UDTF

The CREATE_TIMESTAMP column of the QSYS2.OUTPUT_QUEUE_ENTRIES UDTF is the System Date/Time that the SPOOL file was created. However, the need for the Job Date/Time on which the SPOOL File was created is needed. Need a new column JOB_RUN_DATE that ...
about 5 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 5 Not under consideration

Solution for Cpyfrmimpf dtaara using Dtaara "QCPFRMIMPF" and "QCPTOIMPF"

When using the copy command with the dtaara it creates threads in the background which makes the copy of big amounts of records in couple of minutes. Without the dtaara the copy runs for hours. Need a fix/solution which works the same seeing dtaar...
9 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration

Temporal Support For System Tables

V7R3 of Db2 i introduced support for temporal tables. However, it is not possible for an end user to alter the system tables; such as QADBXREF / QADBIFLD, to be defined as temporal. Attempting to alter the table results in the following error mess...
about 3 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Future consideration