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Db2 for i

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Port IBM NoSQL Wire Listener for DB2 to IBM i

With the IBM NoSQL Wire Listener for DB2 it is possible to use existing Applications that use MongoDB as their Database together with DB2 without changing the App.It runs on all Versions of DB2 except the DB2 for i. Details are here:https://www.ib...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Not under consideration

Add imbedded SQL to CL

Please add imbedded SQL precompiler support to CL.With so many cool new Services out there it would really simplify CL to be able to easily access those services.And many of those services would really help a "control" type language like CL.Saying...
about 7 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Not under consideration

SQL view to see files used and settings on report written in Query 400

SQL view to see what files are used and what settings are used on a report written using Query 400. I realize DSPPGMREF can be used but this does not give all of the settings used in constructing the report such as the settings in the Select outpu...
almost 5 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Not under consideration

SQL EXPORT command to create export streamfiles in e.g. CSV format

Wouldn't it be nice, if DB2 for i would provide an EXPORT statement, which would generate export streamfiles similar to CPYTOIMPF.e.g. something like EXPORT (SELECT HOST_NAME, PARTITION_ID, NUMBER_OF_PARTITIONS FROM QSYS2.SYSTEM_STATUS_INFO) TO '/...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Not under consideration


DB2/400 supports WITH NC hint for Insert/Update/Delete commands . It allows to execute SQL statements out of SQL transaction and without DB2/400 journaling. In the past data definition command like CREATE TABLE / CREATE INDEX were executed out of ...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Not under consideration

SQL Service qsys2.dns_lookup_ip() needs to return *all DNS name for given IP address

the new SQL service qsys2.dns_lookup_ip() should return all the DNS names. currently if only returns the first one found for your given DNS setup. the DIG command does return all associated names
8 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Future consideration

Need SQL Procedures to allow the ownership to be changed and to allow the use of adopted authority

We would like to have an SQL statement way of changing the ownership of a stored procedure. The TRANSFER OWNERSHIP SQL statement does not support stored procedures.In addition, there needs to be a SQL statement way of allowing a stored procedure t...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Future consideration

RPG IV extension regarding license program 5770SS1-27-DB2-Multisystem

RPG IV provides a file information data structure with database specific feedback information. In position 397 of the FIDS there is an unsigned integer field for the relative record number. This field contains the RRN of the record which was affec...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 4 Not under consideration

Hope IBM i can have DB2 Order By COLLATION KEY BIT scalar function

Customer need to Order By some DBCS Chinese field by Chinese stroke order. In open platform UDB DB2, can use COLLATION_KEY_BIT scalar function --
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 4 Future consideration

Enhance SQL UDTF LANGUAGE SQL INCLUDE statement to support user-written C functions

When building new capability for the #IBMi platform, we use the CREATE TABLE FUNCTION and CREATE FUNCTION SQL statements with the "INLINE" statement, to pull in source code written in the C language.Today, one "block" of code is permitted per incl...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 4 Future consideration