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Db2 for i

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For queries requiring table scan agsinst of large, 100,000,000+ row tables, split the query into multiple threads based on a percentage of total table pages

WHY: Improved one off query performance against large, 100,000,000+ row tables. WHO: My customer has transaction log tables that can record millions of transactions per day. Peaking just above 58 million per month in the last 6 months. Maintaining...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Functionality already exists

Add the DETAILED_INFO paramater to the OBJECT_STATISTICS Table Function

The OBJECT_STATISTICS UDTF in QSYS2 is getting better all the time. However the *ALLSIMPLE concept that was later added to other UDTFs via their DETAILED_INFO parameter would benefit OBJECT_STATISTICS as well. Originally the Object Name could cont...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration

Customize CPYTOIMPF command

In CPYTOIMPF command with STRDLM('"') (double quote). Actually function is "ALL THE DATA AND ANY DOUBLE QUOTES IN THE MIDDLE NOW GET AN ADDED DOUBLE QUOTE SO ITS A SINGLE DOUBLE QUOTES". I need what was optional this function using a data area. Us...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 4 Not under consideration

ALTER SEQUENCE: ALLOW SUBSELECT

It would helpful to use an expression like a subselect with DDL, such as: alter sequence XYZ.SEQ1 restart with (select max(ID) + 1from XYZ.TAB1) Use Case: It is common to add rows to a table. If one of the columns is not an identity column but ins...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Future consideration

Provide an Obscure Parameter attribute to SQL Functions for security purposes

When running a UDTF or UDF or even a stored procedure, we may be passing in sensitive information, such as passwords, security codes or credit card numbers. Similar to CL Command's DSPINPUT (display input) parameter, we need a way to hide that sen...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Not under consideration

Allow stored procedures created as *PGM objects to be called as exit point programs

When using the CREATE PROCEDURE SQL statement to create a *PGM Object it is NOT possible to call the generated object outside of SQL; doing so results in an error reporting "Pointer not set". Looking at the code generated as an intermediary step i...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 4 Not under consideration

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

Allow cross system exception joins

Please allow cross system exception joins. Use Case: -- Not a valid statement. Apparently you cannot do a cross system exception join.-- SQL State: 56023 Vendor Code: -512 Message: [SQL0512] Statement references objects in multiple databases. Caus...
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Not under consideration

Document SQLCLI attribute to persist open cursors across program boundaries.

SQLCLI cursors are unexpectedly closed when an application returns to a calling program in the stack. The SQLCLI connection persists but the cursors do not. Use Case: Objective: Maintain array of open cursors for connecting client software having ...
almost 7 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Future consideration

Requesting a series of SQL examples to add queries f trace results.

As we add more external systems connecting to the IBM i, the number of times the traces have been required to determine a failure is growing. I have had to open several tickets/case over time to get IBM Support to decode the traces for us. This pr...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration