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Db2 for i

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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...
about 6 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 5 Not under consideration

Add parameters to QSys2.JobInfo, QSys2.Active_Job_Info and QSys2.Library_List_Info to accept a fully qualified job name.

I need the ability to get a specific job's Library List. Not the current job.
8 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 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...
over 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...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 5 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...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 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...
almost 5 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...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Not under consideration

Provide proper SQL auditing user/timestamps

Currently there's a mix of SESSION and CLIENT_USERID fields that can be used with Generated Always but the first returns the native account, while the second returns the client account but is blank when executed from SQL on IBM i itself. Please pr...
about 5 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 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.
7 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration

Preserve SQL view formatting

When creating complex views their readability is highly dependent on the formatting of the complex SQL statement. When retrieving the SQL definition of an existing view (in order to update it), the majority of the formatting is lost however which ...
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 4 Not under consideration