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Db2 for i

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Disabled the looging of negative sql codes in the JOBLOG of a JOB

In RGP developments embedding SQL when we encounter a Negative SQL code, even if it is managed in the program, it returns lines in the processing JOBLOG.So a log of several thousand lines is generated if the program returns a lot of negative SQL c...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 5 Not under consideration

DB2 for i PTF services to use ESA configuration for internet access

SYSTOOLS.GROUP_PTF_CURRENCY and SYSTOOLS.GROUP_PTF_DETAILS are great tools to keep track of missing PTFs on a system. When running SQL statement against this view, there is an internet connection from the system to PSP documents. This is a direct ...
almost 7 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Future consideration

Revisit, enhance and reduce redundancy in earlier SQL Services VIEWS that utilize OBJECT_STATISTICS

Some early SQL Services, such as MSGQ_INFO and MSGF_DATA use a 2-phase OBJECT_STATISTICS instance to build the list of objects they're using or returning. See additional details for example. Today, the OBJECT_STATISTICS includes the system library...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration

Column Heading for CPYTOIMPF

I had a client requesting an enhancement for column heading in cpyto/frmimpf. He wants to be able to import text or alias via the ADDCOLNAM parameter. He was expecting *SQL to give him the results but he was using a DDS file with text. He pointed ...
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration

Retrieve SQL source does not format source for easy readability and includes garbage in the source.

For SOX reasons, I retrieve the source DDL to include in change control. We still use source files to store the DDL. The source retrieved is not clean and recently started including a \t at the start of each new line. Please improve the formatting...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 5 Not under 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...
almost 7 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 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...
almost 7 years 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 ...
about 7 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 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...
about 7 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 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
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Future consideration