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Db2 for i

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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

SQL view containing printer IP addresses

I would like an SQL view containing printer IP addresses. This could be a column added to QSYS2.OBJECT_STATISTICS and would return the "RmtLocName" value that is found on the "Display Device Description" panel of the WrkDevD command. Use Case: I h...
about 7 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 4 Future consideration

Provide additional attribute for Adding trigger to enable them either for Interactive session or batch session.

Please provide an option to select either for interactive session or batch session while adding triggers to database files. It would help in a big way to develop access log applications for GDPR. Use Case: With the GDPR implementation in Europe, i...
about 6 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Not under 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

Return Type for DB2 Coalesce Function Should Be "CHAR" NOT "DECFLOAT(34)" when params are (INT,CHAR) OR (CHAR,INT)

Apparently by design when the DB2 coalesce function evalute parameters consisting of mixed data-types, particularly CHAR(S) and INTEGERS it chooses a return data-type of DECFLOAT(34). When only these data-types are involved it should choose a vari...
almost 5 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Not under consideration

Enable ability to customize the name of the journal on CREATE SCHEMA

I would like to be able to specify the journal name when using CREATE SCHEMA command on IBM i, currently the Schema is created and journal is QSQJRN. The reason is if I created a schema starting with letter Q ,it creates the journal QSQJRN and I a...
about 6 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under 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

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

Enhance VARCHAR format option for EUR,JIS,ISO,USA but for LOCAL option

Today, VARCHAR supports a 2nd parameter when the first parameter is a date/time value. That 2nd parameter returns the resulting date value in the designated format. The LOCAL option returns the value in the Job's format. I would like this enhanced...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Not under consideration

JSON Store access with .Net API

You created the JSON Store Technology for DB2 for i. Therefore you have the Command Line Processor, Java API and SQL User Defined Functions. What is missing is a .Net API. Can you please insert that too? Use Case: More and More .Net Backend Applic...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Not under consideration