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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...
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 4 Future consideration

SQL - parse char string using external definition

Many times, in existing customers ERPs, there are fields where structured information is stored in a single big CHAR string. Usually the intent is to have a generic data carrying field in the same table, where the type of information is stored in ...
9 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration

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 at
about 8 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 4 Not under consideration

Allow a SQL stored procedure to use 3 part naming without having to create a custom *SQLPKG on each target.

9 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Functionality already exists

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...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 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...
almost 7 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...
over 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...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration

Inline code for SQL procedures/function

Today you can use inline code in SQL procedures/functions with the "include" statement , but need to write the code in a separate file like this: call qsys2.ifs_write( path_name => '/tmp/main.c' , file_ccsid => 1208, overwrite => 'REPLACE...
10 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration

System i native support for MS-SQL Server Connection

Native Support for System i to connect to MS-SQL Server using the remote Database entry (ADDRDBDIRE).Connection should support SELECT, UPDATE, INSERT to provide a possibility for data exchange.There are exists a lot of open souce tools which works...
about 8 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 6 Not under consideration