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Db2 for i

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DB2 Next Identity Value has incorrect value

The majority of new tables we create contain a record identity column defined as GENERATED BY DEFAULT, starting at 1, increment by 1. This column is also the primary key for the tables. Most inserts into tables do not specify a value for the recor...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Future consideration

Problem with CPYFRMIMPF command and file with CCSID = 1208 UTF-8

When using command CPYFRMIMPF FROMCCSID(1208) UTF-8 and *FIXED format, each national characters coded on 2 bytes are causing shifting of data in output file. As explained by iGSC in PMR 61492,001,822 when using *FIXED format and multi-byte code po...
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Not under consideration

Add skguard count to DB Health Center as System or Environment Limit

It turned out that hitting the maximum number of entries in skguard causes a major outage as no sqe optimization can take place. This requires an IPL to resolve. It seems reasonable to add the number of entries in skguard to DB Health Center to av...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration

VARCHAR_FORMAT support TZH and TZM format elements

Db2 for z/OS aleady has this https://www.ibm.com/docs/ko/db2-for-zos/13?topic=functions-varchar-format 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

Implement an option to ignore trigger on update

Add an option that allows to ignore triggers on update/delete Use Case: I'm having a stored procedure that updates a technical field on tables. these updates are slow, because there are triggers on some tables. I know that these updates don't have...
almost 7 years 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

FIELDPROC - Missing record informations

Field procedures need a possibility to get field values beside the current field in the same record.So there should be additional parameters for the field procedures like a pointer to the current record or, if not possible the current record numbe...
almost 7 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration

add comment (or label) on DB2 Views

On DB2 for i, it is impossible to set a comment on a view object. Neither the “COMMENT ON” nor the “LABEL ON” commands accept a view object. It would be very useful to set label (or comment) on views, to facilitate the work of database administrat...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Functionality already exists

support for Field Procedure for Date fields with default value Current date

Currently field procedure cannot be applied to DATE type fields with default value ‘Current date' I would like to know if there is any way to remove this limitation. Use Case: Field Procedure
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration