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Db2 for i

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Enhnance XMLROW by adding an OPTION of "OPTION EXCLUDE XMLDECLARATION" to this function

When using the XMLROW function, it addes the XML header tag to each returned row. So you end up with <?xml version="1.0" ENCODING="IBM037"?> prefixing each and every row. IBM ACS and other interfaces strip off that header tag internally. But...
11 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration

JSON_UPDATE - Updating a true/false value

Whith JSON_UPDATE it is possible to modify existing JSON data. It is possbile to exchange a single value, to add a key/value pair, to exchange an existing Object, to add an existing Object, exchange an array and add a new array. ... but it is not ...
11 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration

Add who created PF and LF members in DSPF command

For security as well as maintenance/cleanup reasons, it would be helpful to know the user name associated with creating members within a physical and/or logical file. Use Case: When a duplicate member was present in a control file that is used for...
about 7 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 4 Not under consideration

Fix DSPF to allow Fields on REFFLD that use full 128 character DDL long names

Our team uses has old DDS DSPFs and new ones built using PROFOUNDUI. Product DDS DSPF currently has a 32-character limit for long names/Aliases for fields referenced using REFFLD keyword. This limit should be extended to use the full 128 character...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 5 Future consideration

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

Use of unqualified objects in SQL-based triggers

When connecting to db2 on our iSeries we are used to using jt400/jdbc property naming=system, which enables us to use unqualified objects like tables, stored procedures and such. This brings great flexibility. When a trigger containing unqualified...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Not under consideration

Severe problem with command RCLDBXREF while trying to rebuild the system catalogues tables.

We recently ran into severe problems with command RCLDBXREF & as a result would like to see a few changes made. Last week (11/01/18) we noticed that system catalogue table QADBFDEP was missing entries for certain joint logical files on our pro...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Not under consideration

DBMS_OUTPUT (or alternative)

When writing compound statements and executing them interactively I would like to display certain output.
11 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Functionality already exists

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...
almost 2 years 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.
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Future consideration