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Db2 for i

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CTE support in MERGE statement

Currently MERGE statements in DB2 for i do not support the use of CTEs inside the using clause. Use Case: Lately, I've come across the need for this funtionality several times when I had to update large amounts of records in our ERP with data gath...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 6 Future consideration

INSERT CAST error should provide column name

If a SQL INSERT into a table fails with a SQLSTATE of 22018 (Character in CAST argument not valid), it doesn't provide the column name upon which the CAST failed. Db2 has to know which column it was operating on, it just doesn't provide that to th...
about 6 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 5 Future consideration

Visual explain as a SQL - IBM i service

Visual explain is a vital tool to get the information about how a SQL statement is processed and to understand the nature of SQL queries. However, it can be quite complicated to oververview complicated queries and the graph can be quite chaotic. M...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Not under consideration

SQL precompiler support for EXTNAME(filename : fmtname : fieldtype) where fieldtype is *ALL, *INPUT, *OUTPUT, or *KEY

Allow the use of a data-structure defined with EXTNAME(*ALL, *INPUT, *OUTPUT, or *KEY) to be used as an SQL host variable. Use Case: In a case where IO must be done with a workstation file you have to code separate data-structures, one with *ALL f...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 5 Future consideration

Extend FINAL TABLE to UPDATE/DELETE statement

DB2 on other platforms offers the FINAL TABLE with UPDATE/DELETE statements, however on IBM i this is limited to INSERT only. Please change DB2 for i to also support FINALE TABLE on UPDATE/DELETE statements. Use Case: The statement below... Select...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 4 Future consideration

QIBM_QZDA_INIT - Add new format that includes the source IP

Add a new exit point format for QIBM_QZDA_INIT that includes the IP address of the client initiating the connection. Use Case: We use the QIBM_QZDA_INIT exit point to filter which user accounts are allowed access via ODBC/JDBC. We would like to be...
almost 7 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Not under consideration

Support USER as Default for VARCHAR(10) Columns in Db2 SQL Tables

Currently if I have a table with a varchar(10) field in it, I cannot specify DEFAULT USER or any of the other user registers because they are 18 bytes or longer.However on IBM i, user Profiles are 10.It would save me having to write a Trigger for ...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Future 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...
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Future consideration

SQL view for Netserver info

With the newer OS releases for IBM i there have been views created to look at many of the components of the OS. It would be nice if there was a view to look at netserver info. Like netserver attributes, as well as file shares on the system. Curren...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 4 Future consideration

Provide an IBM i Service to return information from EIM Domain

The current EIM has no decent user interface. It is very cumbersome to inquire, add, change and delete via IBM Navigator for i. Use Case: Inquire and maintain EIM Domain using SQL select, insert, update and delete.
almost 5 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 4 Future consideration