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Db2 for i

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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

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

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...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 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...
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 6 Not under consideration

SQL Service qsys2.dns_lookup_ip() needs to return *all DNS name for given IP address

the new SQL service qsys2.dns_lookup_ip() should return all the DNS names. currently if only returns the first one found for your given DNS setup. the DIG command does return all associated names
10 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Future consideration

Temporal Support For System Tables

V7R3 of Db2 i introduced support for temporal tables. However, it is not possible for an end user to alter the system tables; such as QADBXREF / QADBIFLD, to be defined as temporal. Attempting to alter the table results in the following error mess...
almost 4 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Future 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,...
10 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Functionality already exists

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

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