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

Retrieve existence from /QNTC shared folder by QSYS2.IFS_OBJECT_STATISTIC

QSYS2.IFS_OBJECT_STATISTICS returned not value if /QNTC shared folders are selected, even if I use the required user-authentification. Compare to QMGTOOLS/CHKIFS what returned '10' for exisiting and '00' for not found. Would it be possible to modi...
3 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...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 5 Not under consideration

Allow RUNSQLSTM to support a "continuation character" for very long SQL statements

When coding SQL statements for creating tables or indexes or whatever, we often have a problem formatting very long SQL statements because there is not "continuation line" character supported by the statement processor. The COMMENT ON statement ca...
6 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 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

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

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...
about 3 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Not under consideration

Reset *JOB environment

Hi IBM Support, We have a situation where we run a third-party utility to import an excel file to a database table. As part of this process, a number of *JOB environment variables are added causing Python output to the console to display unprintab...
3 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 4 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 ...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 4 Not under consideration