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Db2 for i

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Provide an ALIAS-like feature for Library Names (SCHEMAs) in SQL statements.

Provide a way to assign an alternate (i.e. "short") name to schemas/libraries when used within an SQL statement. This is different from the Long SQL Name and the Short System Name. What I want to do is something like: select * from table(ST.myfunc...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Not under consideration

Enhance RUNSQLSTM C compiler Please!

The C compiler used for compiling SQL Functions and Procedures is badly in need of an update."Create SQL ILE C Object" as it is called limits too much of the C compiler features. Use Case: When RUNSQLSTM calls the "Create SQL ILE C Object" compile...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Not under consideration

Resolve object references for embedded SQL at compile time

Product: Change Management Our change management application allows us to track changes, automate our deployment and development process, and perform impact analysis, all of which give us better controls and reduce risk in our software development...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 5 Not under consideration

Timestamp change when altering a partitioned tables partitions

The good (smart) thing about partition table is that when you take a back up you can tell BRMS to take a back up only on changed partitions. When altering a tables partitions, the changed timestamp is changed on all partitions, not just only the o...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Not under 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...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 5 Not under consideration

AES Crypt

Make the AES algorithm compatible with AES calculated by different software platforms. The ENCRYPT_AES sql function can encrypt a DB column. Unfortunately the algorithm is IBM proprietary [The internal encryption algorithm used is from the CLiC To...
6 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...
3 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 4 Not under consideration

IBM i Services (sql) related to hardware

There are a lot of IBM i Services (sql) as tables, views or table functions. They covered almost every part of operating system (powerHA last time), but still there is no such services related to IBM i operating system hardware. Good to have table...
about 3 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Not under consideration

Replace native trigger while active

When there's a need to replace a high level language trigger, an exclusive lock is required to the program object. In a 24/7 system this is almost impossible what makes the use of triggers a no-go. Programs in use (apart from triggers) can be repl...
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Not under consideration

Nested calculated columns in SQL

Today you are not allowed to use nested result columns in calculations and expressions. The work around is to rewrite the statement to use common table expression. This, however, removes the focus from what need to be done - just to satisfy the na...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Not under consideration