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Db2 for i

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Logging / Monitoring SQL activity after and within a DRDA connection session

The IBM i O/S does not have the ability to monitor SQL transactions via DRDA connection from a remote system. This would be from the exit point DDM/DRDA request access in the network attributes (DSPNETA). Use Case: I would like to have the ability...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 4 Not under consideration

Add Metaphone 3 (or better) to SQL to supplement SOUNDEX() UDF

SoundEx() (in SQL) is dated and returns too many false-positives. For example "COMFORTER" and "COMPRESSOR" return the same SoundEx index. There is a updated routine called Metaphone 3 that is supposed to provide better results. Please implement th...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration

Enhance the QLIRNMO API so it updates SQL Catalogs the same as the RNMOBJ CL command

Today, the QLIRNMO API only updates the SQL Catalogs for SQL TABLE, VIEW, and INDEX objects. But for SEQUENCES, TRIGGERS, VARIABLES, etc. it does not and the association between the SQL Object long name, and the shorter System Object Name is lost,...
8 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Functionality already exists

Add support for *LAST in CREATE ALIAS

CREATE ALIAS command allows to create aliases for a specific MEMBER of a physical table on IBM i, but the alias has to be explicitly named. Many applications add members periodically and start filling rows in the last member. Having the ability of...
about 3 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 6 Future consideration

Command to print Query Definitions without using WRKQRY option 6.

Looking for a command line option to print a *QRYDFN instead of using option 6 from WRKQRY. I need to be able to get that output to provide to audit and I'm trying to automate it as much as possible. Need to be able to call it from CL program. Use...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 4 Not under consideration

DB2 SQL join with USING need to support nullable column

I have a problem with a JOIN when columns are nullable. summary: I ask for an correction of the USING feature : in the sql engine do a IS NOT DISTINCT FROM when the column is nullable, so USING will do its job. details: for a better explanation, y...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration

Add temporal information to commands and not just the system catalog

Add the ability to see temporal relations in the following:- DSPFD- DSPDBR It can be discovered with things likeRetrieve Database File Description (QDBRTVFD) APIhttps://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/ssw_ibm_i_73/apis/qdbrtvfd.htm#HDRTEMPOSys...
almost 7 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration

XMLVALIDATE: when it found an issue, it doesn't inform in which number line inside XML is the issue.

Hello, At present we're using XMLVALIDATE (SQL-XML) to check if the file XML it's right or not with XSD files. When we use "XMLVALIDATE" and SQL founds an issue inside XML, then SQL throws a message error, but it doesn't inform to us in what line/...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Functionality already exists

Add column and filter for the job's current user to JOB_INFO

I need a way to get the job date from an SQL session so that I can test SQL statements as they might have run in the past using only SQL features. JOB_INFO UDTF only returns job information for the connection user not the current user as is needed...
about 6 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration

Journal entry needed when statistics removed from file

During upgrade from 7.2 to 7.3 we got serious performance degradation for some SQL queries. Trying to improve performance we request and remove some file statistics on the source (production) system. It help for some issues. Unfortunately on the t...
about 4 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration