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Db2 for i

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Add option to NOT generate QPJOBLOG spoolfiles when debugging SQL RPG programs.

When debugging a SQLRPGLE program and the files used in the program are large, the system generates hundreds of spool files QPJOBLOG which are all basically the same and have no useful information. It takes time to delete and slows the debug proce...
almost 5 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 8 Not under consideration

IBM DB2 SQL Table: Database Manger Identity / Duplicate Key

SQL Table created in IBM Navigator for I. Identity column created as decimal, 9 in length. Database manager generates value is set to always and cycle values when the maximum or minimum value is reached is checked. There is also a primary key cons...
about 5 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 4 Not under consideration

CHGPF with SRCFILE option causes all Field Procedures to decrypt all the data encrypted in the file

when a CHGPF with SRCFILE option is ran over a Physical file with a Field Procedure on one or more fields the data is automatically decrypted to the the full value. Use Case: When file XFILE contains a field SOCIAL that has a field procedure on it...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Not under consideration

VARCHAR_FORMAT support TZH and TZM format elements

Db2 for z/OS aleady has this Other databases such as Oracle and Postgresql already support this
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Future consideration

Additional columns for MTI_INFO table function

It would useful also to retrieve: - the number of rows of the table. - the number of entries of the temporary index (if sparse). - the number of utilization of this temporary index. We already have the number of references. - the order (ASC or DES...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Not under consideration

Add abiilty to adjust the increment for selected system limits

I am working with a client that has a few very large files that grow daily and system limit 15003 is logged many times a day since the increment is 1Gb. They know this growth occurs and would like to have an option to specify the increment to be a...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Future consideration

"create type" with all characteristics like column table

Improve the SQL "create type" command by adding the column header, the field text and all the possible features that are in a field of a table. In this way it would be possible to create the tables by simply referring to the "type" without definin...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Future consideration

Optim Test Data Management - LOAD Feature -Db2 for i - Table columns with "Generated Always" constraint

Db2 for I does not support IBM InfoSphere Optim to load into a column with the 'Generated Always' constraint. Use Case: System: IBM InfoSphere Optim Test Data ManagementActor: Customer Use cases for the system: 1. Mask and load data into a Db2 tab...
about 4 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Not under consideration

0N002 - A character cannot be mapped to a valid XML character.

Since we started using SQL more and more to build and parse XML we are running into SQL state error of 0N002 - A character cannot be mapped to a valid XML character. Our only known fix for this is to do a regular expression statement on each colum...
almost 7 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Not under consideration

Support ability to 'Lock In' a DB2 Plan

The DB2 optimizer continually reevaluates all conditions/variables to create the best plan at that moment. And almost always, the optimizer creates the best plan. There are times however, when the optimizer makes a poor choice. And when it does, t...
about 7 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration