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Db2 for i

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Customize CPYTOIMPF command

In CPYTOIMPF command with STRDLM('"') (double quote). Actually function is "ALL THE DATA AND ANY DOUBLE QUOTES IN THE MIDDLE NOW GET AN ADDED DOUBLE QUOTE SO ITS A SINGLE DOUBLE QUOTES". I need what was optional this function using a data area. Us...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 4 Not under consideration

Speed up qsys2.active_job_info -> client_ip_address

We using the UDTF active_job_info in bacth to control jobs (msgw etc). Sometimes our DNS is not responding and the UDTF active_job_info is a never ending story because this function makes a reverse DNS look up and will never finish without a reach...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Future consideration

ALTER SEQUENCE: ALLOW SUBSELECT

It would helpful to use an expression like a subselect with DDL, such as: alter sequence XYZ.SEQ1 restart with (select max(ID) + 1from XYZ.TAB1) Use Case: It is common to add rows to a table. If one of the columns is not an identity column but ins...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Future consideration

Requesting a series of SQL examples to add queries f trace results.

As we add more external systems connecting to the IBM i, the number of times the traces have been required to determine a failure is growing. I have had to open several tickets/case over time to get IBM Support to decode the traces for us. This pr...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration

Allow cross system exception joins

Please allow cross system exception joins. Use Case: -- Not a valid statement. Apparently you cannot do a cross system exception join.-- SQL State: 56023 Vendor Code: -512 Message: [SQL0512] Statement references objects in multiple databases. Caus...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Not under consideration

Document SQLCLI attribute to persist open cursors across program boundaries.

SQLCLI cursors are unexpectedly closed when an application returns to a calling program in the stack. The SQLCLI connection persists but the cursors do not. Use Case: Objective: Maintain array of open cursors for connecting client software having ...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Future consideration

Increase the maximum size of LOB objects to at least 4GB but perferrably 2TB

The 2GB "limit" on LOB objects is sometime painful. The limit should be at least 4GB but other databases support LOB sizes up to 2TB. So since this is the premiere database, I think we should also have the highest limits.
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Future consideration

get REFFLD information from DB2 Catalog

For physical files, it is not possible to retrieve the REFFLD keyword information from the DB2 catalog views
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Functionality already exists

Generate an error in the event of memory corruption

We would like an enhancement to protect or ensure that the storage areas that are used by DB2 are not corrupted by a cobol program or RPG program / or if there is corruption that an error is generated ( rather than returning an sql code like +100)...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration

Allow option on STRSQL to remove the F3-Exit option of "1=Save and exit session"

I consider this a save/restore issue. I did a system migration from a Power 9 to a Power 10. I had users complain that their STRSQL session statements did not migrate. I realize they are stored in some object in QRECOVERY and do not get saved. How...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration