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Db2 for i

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Add a parameter to RUNSQLSTM to Delete its work files once it completes

When running RUNSQLSTM to create SQL GLOBAL Variables or Global Temporary Tables or anything, it creates a couple of source files in QTEMP. One is named QSQLSRC, one is often named QSQLT000 or simlar. I would like a parameter on RUNSQLSTM named CL...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration

Please fix QMQUERY to not need to sign off and on again when modifying multiple queries.

The company I am at uses *QRYDFN for most reporting. I have had to convert these reports from *QRYDFN to *QMQRY. When working with 1 QMQRY and have completed my changes, I then move to the next QMQRY. This is not possible as the tool is currently ...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration

Journal entry data to return binary timestamps

In the entry specific data returned by QjoRetrieveJournalEntries it would be useful to have the time/date/timestamp data to be returned in a binary format. For example, either a documented internal database format or the same time format used for ...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Not under consideration

Keep leading zero with CPYTOSTMF

IBMi data has to be made available to an external application. It has to be a *TAB seperated "csv" ile. I use CPYTOIMPF to accomplish this, no poblem here. CPYTOIMPF FROMFILE(QTEMP/file) TOSTMF(mycsvfilename) MBROPT(*REPLACE) STMFCCSID(*PCASCII) R...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 4 Not under consideration

User defined fixed journal entry data

While user, job, and program are helpful in auditing of journal entries, they have limited use on server jobs where multiple clients and sessions connect and change data from a pool of jobs (http server for example). Enhance the fixed length optio...
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Not under consideration

Enhance the QCMDEXC Scalar Function

Add a Third parameter to the function. There are two possibilities. Preview – Allows you to preview the command before executing it. Display – allows you to display the command but, the command executes. This would be use for anyone that needs to ...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Future consideration

RGZPFM While Active, show jobs locking object in the job log

When performing a RGZPFM with ALWCANCEL(*YES), if the job completes but cannot return the deleted space due to the file being locked by other jobs, it would be useful if a message was issued in the RGZPFM's joblog, stating that jobs were locking t...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration

Enable Journal Caching for all customer libraries including Q

We are using IBM Lab tool PowerSc and we noticed jobs with large journal wait for QZRDQWKEDT/QSQJRN. We tried to use journal cache (*YES). CHGJRN JRN(QZRDQWKEDT/QSQJRN) JRNCACHE(*YES) It failed with MSGID CPF709F , see attached document. Use Case:...
about 6 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Not under consideration

Support case insensitive (double) quoted names for PARMS and VARIABLES in SQL/PL

When creating user-written SQL functions or procedures, the name of the parameters with the recent NAMED parameter syntax is difficult to use. The end-user is made to guess the upper/lower case specfiied for parameter that contains quotes but not ...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration

Change sequence of access path rebuilds to be based on use rather than size

When access paths are rebuilt; the database sequences the rebuilds to occur based on index size descending. Since history tables and indexes may be quite large but are not often used in Production processing; this presents a roadblock to making th...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Not under consideration