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Db2 for i

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Json datatype create table

The idea would be to create a json datatype as happens in other dbms. This allows you to create fields in json type files (and not blobs as suggested in some documentation) while also verifying their actual validity.
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...
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 6 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. ...
almost 5 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Not under 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...
about 4 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Future 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

Make IBM Data Studio work Better with SQL Source in IBM i Source Files

IBM Data Studio does not play smoothly with SQL source that lives on IBM i in source files/members. We 18 developers would like this tool to work better with source that lives in source files on the IBM i. We use this tool for IBM i but our workfl...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Not under consideration

DB2 SQL join with USING need to support nullable column

I have a problem with a JOIN when columns are nullable. summary: I ask for an correction of the USING feature : in the sql engine do a IS NOT DISTINCT FROM when the column is nullable, so USING will do its job. details: for a better explanation, y...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration

Add something like IF EXIST for a table, view, procedures, etc.

In SQL, I often need to check if a table exists and either delete or create it. I opened a case and was told the functionality does not exist. If a file exists, I need to delete/DROP it. Sometimes, I need to create the table.
11 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Not under consideration

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/...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Functionality already exists

Add Job Date Column as SPOOL FILE CREATION JOB DATE to OUTPUT_QUEUE_ENTRIES UDTF

The CREATE_TIMESTAMP column of the QSYS2.OUTPUT_QUEUE_ENTRIES UDTF is the System Date/Time that the SPOOL file was created. However, the need for the Job Date/Time on which the SPOOL File was created is needed. Need a new column JOB_RUN_DATE that ...
about 6 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 5 Not under consideration