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Db2 for i

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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 ...
almost 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...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Not under consideration

Expose fast path to Long SQL Name directory in OBJECT_STATISTICS or similar function

The SQL function OBJECT_STATISTICS returns the Long SQL Name for system objects that are also SQL objects. However there is no "fast" way to access these objects by their LONG name, full or generic. Provide a way to access objects by Long SQL Name...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration

Add version/release check to RTVSQLSTM "compiler"

When running SQL via RUNSQLSTM, it would be nice to have the ability to check the current IBM i VxRy and conditionally control (include) sections of code. For example, many IBM Services UDTFs have new or changed input parameters on later releases....
about 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration

Allow overriding system value on update of audit columns

Currently doing an SQL update with overriding system value on a column defined as "Generated Always For Each Row on Update as Row Change" results in an SQL0109 saying that it is only allowed on columns defined as Generated Always ??? (probably it ...
almost 5 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Not under consideration

php DB2 database extension and XML mismatch when Hebrew characters and numbers are used

Hebrew issues with DB2 and XML XML output the data in a reversed order.....Letters before Numbers while in the records are in the database as numbers(date) than Hebrew letters (see attachment) IBM i DB2 database record:see attachment DB2HebData.pn...
about 7 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 4 Is a defect

Add ability to retrieve Commit Resources to QjoRetrieveJournalInformation

Would like to have the ability to retrieve the Commit Resource information from the journal in the same way as you can see the information in the WRKJRNA screen. This will allow us to determine any open commit cycles in a remote journal object at ...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Not under consideration

Enhance POSDBF CL command to support same features as POSITION parameter of OVRDBF

When using CL, the OVRDBF can be used to get to the specific record in a file using its POSITION parameter. But once the CL RCVF is run, the file is open and OVRDBF's POSITION cannot be used, obviously. The POSDBF command can be used but it only a...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration

CPYFRMIMPF support MBROPT(*UPDADD) for temporal tables

It is a very common occurrence that I receive an Excel file containing new data (e.g. new pricing from accounting). This data needs to be imported into Db2, replacing the existing data. They don't send me the complete data, only change data that h...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Future consideration

Enhancement to the new COMPARE_FILE table function, including both rows are written to the objects journal when rows don’t match, allow the starting and ending rrn, allow entry of the user and password to be used to connect with the file 2 when using rdb.

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about 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration