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Db2 for i

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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...
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 4 Not under consideration

Relax or remove the TABLE() Requirement for UDTF

When using SQL Table Functions the use of the TABLE() wrapper is burdensome. It also adds to resistance of user-buy-in of using things like ACS Run SQL Scripts or SQL in general. The sad truth is that unlike the 1970s/1980s and earlier when most h...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 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...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Future consideration

Add variable support on CONNECT statement within SPL

Add variable support for CONNECT statement in SPL. Use Case: CREATE or replace PROCEDURE BACKUP_STATUS LANGUAGE SQL MODIFIES SQL DATA P1: BEGIN DECLARE COMMAND CHAR(200); -- Ensure this is large enough. DECLARE V_SYSTEM_NAME CHAR(25); FOR V1 AS C1...
about 5 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration

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...
about 5 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration

Declare Array variables in SQL/PSM like in DB2 LUW

In stored procedures and UDF/UDTF of DB2 for i, I would like to be able to declare an array like in this example : DECLARE TYPE CARD_NUMBER AS VARCHAR(1) ARRAY [24]; … this is already possible on DB2 LUW, as can be seen in this example: https://ro...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Not under consideration

IBM DB2 Connect 11.5 VSAI (Visual Studio Addin) for VS 2019 using deprecated API's

IBM DB2 Connect 11.5 VSAI (Visual Studio Addin) for VS 2019 using deprecated API's (synchronous loading apis). This needs to be updated for VS 2019 to use Asynchronous loading to remove the warning notices everytime you launch Visual Studio 2019. ...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Not under consideration

For queries requiring table scan agsinst of large, 100,000,000+ row tables, split the query into multiple threads based on a percentage of total table pages

WHY: Improved one off query performance against large, 100,000,000+ row tables. WHO: My customer has transaction log tables that can record millions of transactions per day. Peaking just above 58 million per month in the last 6 months. Maintaining...
9 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Functionality already exists

Enhanced SQL Call Level Interface (CLI) resource management options

Today, a CLI (SQL Call Level Interface) environment handle allocated via the SQLAllocEnv() API is automatically tied to the callstack entry which allocated it, meaning that when that program leaves the stack, the system deems the environment handl...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 4 Future consideration

Python support for external SQL stored procedures.

DB2 SQL for i support Java for external stored procedures. I will be be a good option if we can write external stored procedures in Python and may be some other open source languages like Go Lang.
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Future consideration