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Db2 for i

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Enable ability to customize the name of the journal on CREATE SCHEMA

I would like to be able to specify the journal name when using CREATE SCHEMA command on IBM i, currently the Schema is created and journal is QSQJRN. The reason is if I created a schema starting with letter Q ,it creates the journal QSQJRN and I a...
almost 5 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration

Allow characters for DLVALUE

The DLVALUE statement might allow % and accented characters to be able to insert more diverse URL-compatible links Use Case: insert into dtalnk values('a', dlvalue('' , 'URL' ) ) with NC; or insert in...
almost 4 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Not under consideration

SQL view containing printer IP addresses

I would like an SQL view containing printer IP addresses. This could be a column added to QSYS2.OBJECT_STATISTICS and would return the "RmtLocName" value that is found on the "Display Device Description" panel of the WrkDevD command. Use Case: I h...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 4 Future consideration

sql describe for embedded SELECT (embedded in CREATE or INSERT)

I work into a security software, and I have to identify when sensitive data are readRCAC is not always the solution.For example : when sensitive data are worked from a well known program, it is ok,But when the same data are worked from STRSQL or A...
almost 4 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Not under consideration

Add option to NOT generate QPJOBLOG spoolfiles when debugging SQL RPG programs.

When debugging a SQLRPGLE program and the files used in the program are large, the system generates hundreds of spool files QPJOBLOG which are all basically the same and have no useful information. It takes time to delete and slows the debug proce...
about 4 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 8 Not under consideration

IBM DB2 SQL Table: Database Manger Identity / Duplicate Key

SQL Table created in IBM Navigator for I. Identity column created as decimal, 9 in length. Database manager generates value is set to always and cycle values when the maximum or minimum value is reached is checked. There is also a primary key cons...
about 4 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 4 Not under consideration

JSON Store access with .Net API

You created the JSON Store Technology for DB2 for i. Therefore you have the Command Line Processor, Java API and SQL User Defined Functions. What is missing is a .Net API. Can you please insert that too? Use Case: More and More .Net Backend Applic...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Not under consideration

Add Program/Library and Job to Index Advised Table

The index advised table (and the according Navigator interfaces) should be enhanced by adding the (last) program and job identification that caused that specific index advise to be added/updated. Use Case: In order to perform general application p...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration

Startup JVM on QZDASOINIT prestart process.

Would like the ability to specify a program or command to execute that will start up a JVM, for each of my prestarted QZDASOINIT jobs. Use Case: I have about 100+ customers running web apps, and connected via JDBC pooling from Spring. We are runni...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Not under consideration

Optim Test Data Management - LOAD Feature -Db2 for i - Table columns with "Generated Always" constraint

Db2 for I does not support IBM InfoSphere Optim to load into a column with the 'Generated Always' constraint. Use Case: System: IBM InfoSphere Optim Test Data ManagementActor: Customer Use cases for the system: 1. Mask and load data into a Db2 tab...
about 3 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Not under consideration