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Db2 for i

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SQL Add ANCHOR DATA To (%TYPE) functionality

The lack of support for the %TYPE or ANCHOR DATA TO for data declarations affects our ability to port databases that use this functionality. We are looking at porting a Postgres based application to IBM i and have a large number of functions that ...
about 4 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Future consideration

Add &SYSTEM as option in Query Manager Report

Query Manager Report Forms currently has three variables that can be used in Page Heading section: &DATE, &TIME, &PAGE. &SYSTEM would be very helpful addition. Use Case: We make wide use *QMFORM objects for presenting SQL reports i...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Not under consideration

LISTAGG - Add parameter for length and allow less than 4000

The new LISTAGG function is very convenient. Two things that have us scratching our heads though:(1) Why does the length have an arbitrary minimum of 4000?(2) Why is setting a different length done by a CAST of the input instead of just adding a 3...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 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 ...
10 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration

Flag schema and it's objects to use SSD

To improve performance I would like to flag a SQL schema/library to store all objects contained in it on the Solid State Drives. Use Case: We have a process that builds tables, with a large amount of data, in a specific schema, copies them to the ...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Not under consideration

Customize CPYTOIMPF command

In CPYTOIMPF command with STRDLM('"') (double quote). Actually function is "ALL THE DATA AND ANY DOUBLE QUOTES IN THE MIDDLE NOW GET AN ADDED DOUBLE QUOTE SO ITS A SINGLE DOUBLE QUOTES". I need what was optional this function using a data area. Us...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 4 Not under consideration

Increase size of SQL host variables

According to documentation the limit for an SQL statement is 2^21 bytes, yet the limit for a host variable in a dynamic SQL statement is approximately 2^15 bytes. This is preventing SQL statements larger than 32740 bytes from being prepared and ex...
about 6 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration

Object control level - user defined attribute not persistent

IBM provide an API QLICOBJD which allows us to set some of the attributes of an object. This API is an extension of the CHGOBJD command that only covers limited fields. We use this to store a reference to which object promotion job/date/user etc p...
about 6 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Not under consideration


It would helpful to use an expression like a subselect with DDL, such as: alter sequence XYZ.SEQ1 restart with (select max(ID) + 1from XYZ.TAB1) Use Case: It is common to add rows to a table. If one of the columns is not an identity column but ins...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Future consideration

Enhance the QCMDEXC Scalar Function

Add a Third parameter to the function. There are two possibilities. Preview – Allows you to preview the command before executing it. Display – allows you to display the command but, the command executes. This would be use for anyone that needs to ...
11 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Future consideration