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Db2 for i

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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...
about 5 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Future consideration

Support case insensitive (double) quoted names for PARMS and VARIABLES in SQL/PL

When creating user-written SQL functions or procedures, the name of the parameters with the recent NAMED parameter syntax is difficult to use. The end-user is made to guess the upper/lower case specfiied for parameter that contains quotes but not ...
11 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration

Change sequence of access path rebuilds to be based on use rather than size

When access paths are rebuilt; the database sequences the rebuilds to occur based on index size descending. Since history tables and indexes may be quite large but are not often used in Production processing; this presents a roadblock to making th...
11 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Not under consideration

DB2 for i PTF services to use ESA configuration for internet access

SYSTOOLS.GROUP_PTF_CURRENCY and SYSTOOLS.GROUP_PTF_DETAILS are great tools to keep track of missing PTFs on a system. When running SQL statement against this view, there is an internet connection from the system to PSP documents. This is a direct ...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Future consideration

Return Type for DB2 Coalesce Function Should Be "CHAR" NOT "DECFLOAT(34)" when params are (INT,CHAR) OR (CHAR,INT)

Apparently by design when the DB2 coalesce function evalute parameters consisting of mixed data-types, particularly CHAR(S) and INTEGERS it chooses a return data-type of DECFLOAT(34). When only these data-types are involved it should choose a vari...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Not under consideration

Document SQLCLI attribute to persist open cursors across program boundaries.

SQLCLI cursors are unexpectedly closed when an application returns to a calling program in the stack. The SQLCLI connection persists but the cursors do not. Use Case: Objective: Maintain array of open cursors for connecting client software having ...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Future consideration

Allow cross system exception joins

Please allow cross system exception joins. Use Case: -- Not a valid statement. Apparently you cannot do a cross system exception join.-- SQL State: 56023 Vendor Code: -512 Message: [SQL0512] Statement references objects in multiple databases. Caus...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Not under consideration

Generate an error in the event of memory corruption

We would like an enhancement to protect or ensure that the storage areas that are used by DB2 are not corrupted by a cobol program or RPG program / or if there is corruption that an error is generated ( rather than returning an sql code like +100)...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration

Provide additional attribute for Adding trigger to enable them either for Interactive session or batch session.

Please provide an option to select either for interactive session or batch session while adding triggers to database files. It would help in a big way to develop access log applications for GDPR. Use Case: With the GDPR implementation in Europe, i...
almost 5 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Not under consideration