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Db2 for i

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Requesting AUDIT_JOURNAL_SF table function

I have hundreds of printer devices and output queue entries. Many are obsolete. I would like to query the audit journal for SF entries for the latest entry involving any device and/or output queue. Something like select printer, max(entry_timestam...
4 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Future consideration

improvement to SEND_EMAIL, add BLOB/CLOB as attachment

Be able to serve BLOB/CLOB objects as an attachment directly with SEND_EMAIL.
4 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration

improve SYSTOOLS.GENERATE_SPREADSHEET to be able to get back the generated as blob

As an alternative to save file to ifs, be able to get the resulting file as a blob. Would make serving the result on the web easier.
4 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration

improvement to SEND_EMAIL, multiple recipents and attachments

Make it possible to use multiple e-mail adresses in TO_EMAIL, also add CC_EMAIL and BCC_EMAIL. Make it possible to send multiple attachments in the ATTACHMENT field.
4 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Future consideration

set coulmn width for SYSTOOLS.GENERATE_SPREADSHEET when export to excel

It would be useful to be able to set column width for each column or *auto to make width fit data when creating excelfiles from SYSTOOLS.GENERATE_SPREADSHEET. Then the result looks better when creating and sending reports from the machine.
4 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Future consideration

Trigger administration

This set up rights on the ADDPFRTG command identical to those set up on the SQL CREATE TRIGGER statements
4 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Future consideration

Add parameter to RSTLIB / RSTOBJ commands to restore table(s) without data

Please consider adding a parameter to the RSTLIB and RSTOBJ commands to allow restore of DB2 tables / PF's without data (rows). It would be great to be able to restore libraries or objects without getting the data onto the system. Use case 1: We h...
5 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 7 Future consideration

Provide FIELDPROC_ENCODED_COMPARISON QAQQINI function at column level

DB2 for i Field Procedures are primarily used for column level encryption. The defacto standard for encryption is AES. Ideally, encryption should not be deterministic. In other words, encrypting the same plain text multiple times should produce di...
5 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Future consideration

Allow partitioning of DDS created tables

As of today, a DDS created table cannot be partitioned by ALTER TABLE ADD PARTITION. In many cases, a DDS table can be converted to an SQL table, however some keywords like DATFMT are not available in SQL. Which means that those tables cannot be c...
5 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration

Enhance QCMDEXC Scalar function to process an entire result set

I have hit a max limit on the QCMDEXC scalar function. for example, I have 243 jobs in the job scheduler and I need to hold them all with the exception of a few. I have to run my HLDJOBSCDE command using the qcmdexc scalar function about 3 times b...
5 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 4 Not under consideration