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Db2 for i

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get REFFLD information from DB2 Catalog

For physical files, it is not possible to retrieve the REFFLD keyword information from the DB2 catalog views
11 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Functionality already exists

Speed up qsys2.active_job_info -> client_ip_address

We using the UDTF active_job_info in bacth to control jobs (msgw etc). Sometimes our DNS is not responding and the UDTF active_job_info is a never ending story because this function makes a reverse DNS look up and will never finish without a reach...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Future consideration

Add &SYSTEM as option in Query Manager Report

Query Manager Report Forms currently has three variables that can be used in Page Heading section: &DATE, &TIME, &PAGE. &SYSTEM would be very helpful addition. Use Case: We make wide use *QMFORM objects for presenting SQL reports i...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Not under consideration

Allow option on STRSQL to remove the F3-Exit option of "1=Save and exit session"

I consider this a save/restore issue. I did a system migration from a Power 9 to a Power 10. I had users complain that their STRSQL session statements did not migrate. I realize they are stored in some object in QRECOVERY and do not get saved. How...
11 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration

LISTAGG - Add parameter for length and allow less than 4000

The new LISTAGG function is very convenient. Two things that have us scratching our heads though:(1) Why does the length have an arbitrary minimum of 4000?(2) Why is setting a different length done by a CAST of the input instead of just adding a 3...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Not under consideration

Enhance VARCHAR format option for EUR,JIS,ISO,USA but for LOCAL option

Today, VARCHAR supports a 2nd parameter when the first parameter is a date/time value. That 2nd parameter returns the resulting date value in the designated format. The LOCAL option returns the value in the Job's format. I would like this enhanced...
12 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Not under consideration

Flag schema and it's objects to use SSD

To improve performance I would like to flag a SQL schema/library to store all objects contained in it on the Solid State Drives. Use Case: We have a process that builds tables, with a large amount of data, in a specific schema, copies them to the ...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Not under consideration


How can I do a SELECT joining DISPLAY_JOURNAL and DISPLAY_JOURNAL_ENTRY_DATA? Right now DISPLAY_JOURNAL_ENTRY_DATA is a stored procedure. Use Case: For those who eschew Temporal Tables.
almost 5 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration

Increase size of SQL host variables

According to documentation the limit for an SQL statement is 2^21 bytes, yet the limit for a host variable in a dynamic SQL statement is approximately 2^15 bytes. This is preventing SQL statements larger than 32740 bytes from being prepared and ex...
almost 7 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration

SQL Add ANCHOR DATA To (%TYPE) functionality

The lack of support for the %TYPE or ANCHOR DATA TO for data declarations affects our ability to port databases that use this functionality. We are looking at porting a Postgres based application to IBM i and have a large number of functions that ...
almost 5 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Future consideration