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Db2 for i

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Add ISO 8601 timestamp format.

ISO 8601 format shows:2019-07-17T15:21:38Z2019-07-17T15:21:38+01:00T = seperator between date and timeZ = Zulu time+01:00 is Zulu + 1 hour Use Case: Trying to do data interchange with other systems.
almost 5 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 10 Future consideration

Allow more than 1 level of qualified datastructures in SQLRPGLE

We get more and more embedded SQL code in our RPGLE sources but the compiler still only supports 1 level of qualified data structures. This is such a pain. See Use case for example. More practical examples are joins where you want to use the exter...
almost 4 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 6 Future consideration

Add ability to use any RPG variable in an embedded SQL statement, including those that come from Qualified Dimensioned data structures

Programmers would benefit by not seeing the error - Variable :BLAH is not usable for reason X when writing exec SQL select statement in an RPG program. Some variables are allowed and some are not, but it is not always clear why this basic select d...
3 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration

New IBM i SQL Service to Retrieve Certificate Usage Information

Need a DB2 SQL Service equivalent to API : Retrieve Certificate Usage Information (QYCDRCUI, QycdRetrieveCertUsageInfo) Use Case: We already have the CERTIFICATE_INFO table function, this would allow to know the certificates used (by DCM applicati...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 4 Future consideration

Require QIBM_DB_SECADM or similar to perform set session authorization

Today any user with *ALLOBJ is able to do the equivalent to sudo in Linux without the need of any password to become another user using set session authorization via SQL. Any user with *ALLOBJ can become Qsecofr by open strsql and run: “Set sessio...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 5 Not under consideration

Add SQL Object Type to QDBRTVFD and QUSROBJD APIs

Today the SQL object type is available only via the QUSRMBRD (Retrieve Member Description) API. However when a file has NO MEMBERS, the QUSRMBRD API cannot be used to retrieve the needed SQL Object Type. Ironically, the QDBRTVFD (Retrieve File Des...
3 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Functionality already exists

Select into :dsArray

It would be great to be able to select columns from a table directly into a data structure array instead of going through the process of creating a cursor. Because a lot of times you just want the list of matches and then your done. It makes even ...
about 4 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 6 Not under consideration

External Tables

It would be very useful to have tables whose content is given by text files, such as Oracle's External Tables. in Oracle this functionality is obtained like this: CREATE TABLE my_ext_table ( id NUMBER, author VARCHAR2(30), created DATE, text CLOB ...
2 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Future consideration

Add Limit ID 18303 and 18304 to System limit alerts

We have a couple of system limit alerts regarding of reaching a table limit, limit_id 15xxx. But we don't have any for Journals, like sequence numbers limit_id 18303 and 18304
9 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Future consideration

Adjust the functionality of AUDIT_JOURNAL_* table functions

I think the current behavior is quite confusing. For example, if I'm trying to retrieve the QAUDJRN "PW" entries from a specific receiver, I might try this: SELECT * FROM TABLE ( SYSTOOLS.AUDIT_JOURNAL_PW(STARTING_RECEIVER_LIBRARY => 'QSYS', ...
3 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Under review