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QSYS2.JVM_INFO Timeout for bad JVMs

Hello, we are using the qsys2.jvm_info view very frequently. But there is an issue if one or more jvms running on the system are, for example, looping, blocked or any other other bad state but the jvms are not terminating.The select call to qsys2....
9 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Future consideration

Support 3-level name qualifiers with Table Functions

With the expansion in most IBM i customer shops of multiple partitions and systems, the need for 3-level names was apparent and provided. Today the use of SQL User-Defined Table Functions (UDTF) is often the focus of "enhancements" to the operatin...
7 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Future consideration

Provide an SQL service, view, or other way to report out information about services deployed via Integrated Web Services.

The ability to run reporting of information about deployed services, such as what services are deployed, what servers those are on, whether or not those are applying TLS and basic authentication, etc., would be a help to easily determine and audit...
about 2 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Future consideration

Enhance SQL *PRV Signature Support to be at least as good as *SRVPGM Signatures

When creating an SQL VIEW that uses an IBM i Service or another SQL Table Function on release "N" and the restoring that SQL VIEW onto another system with release N-1, a Signature Violation occurs when attempting to query that SQL VIEW using SQL.T...
6 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Future consideration

Change SQL function TIMESTAMPDIFF result from INTEGER to BIGINT

The SQL scalar function TIMESTAMPDIFF currently returns an INTEGER result. When requesting a result in microseconds, INTEGER only works for a difference of about 35 minutes before getting an SQLSTATE 22001 error. A BIGINT result would allow a much...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 4 Future consideration

Add a YEAR_ISO function

Add a YEAR_ISO function to get the ISO year of a given date/timestamp. The VARCHAR_FORMAT function can be used with the 'IYYY' format to optain the ISO year but it would be nice if there were a shorthand just like with WEEK_ISO and DAYOFWEEK_ISO. ...
8 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Future consideration

Add FOR COLUMN or FOR SYSTEM NAME to Function Return Column Definitions

For User-defined SQL Function, today we can define returned column name using up to 128 characters. There currently (as far as I know) is no way to also assign a shorter, more memorable "System Column Name" to the returned parameter. For example:...
about 1 month ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Future consideration

Allow more than 1 level of qualified datastructures in SQLRPGLE

We get more and more embedded SQL code in our RPGLE sources but the compiler still only supports 1 level of qualified data structures. This is such a pain. See Use case for example. More practical examples are joins where you want to use the exter...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 6 Future consideration

Add Support for COMMENT ON to SQL VIEW, SEQUENCE etc.

Add support to add OBJECT TEXT (COMMENT ON or LABEL ON in SQL terminology) to those SQL-created objects that are currently not supported. by the COMMON ON statement.Such as VIEWS, SEQUENCES, TRIGGERS etc. Use Case: Today, when you create (for exam...
5 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 5 Not under consideration

SQL-CLI Support "FOR" System names

When creating SQL tables with the keyword "FOR" system names to support legacy code, then for "FOR" system name is not available in the SQL-CLI api's. The "SQLColAttribute" should support SQL_DESC_SYSTEM_COLUMN Use Case: We are in a situation wher...
12 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Future consideration