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Db2 for i

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256-bit Encryption for ENCRYPT_AES SQL Function

Please add in support for 256-bit encryption with the ENCRYPT_AES SQL statement. Use Case: Higher encryption is more secure. 256-bit encryption is harder to break than the currently supported 128-bit encryption.
about 4 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Future consideration

Alter table without exclusive lock

Provide possibility to alter table add column without exclusive lock on the table to enable 24x7 deployment with zero downtime for real-time applications. Possible solution can be done in a same way as online DDL in innodb. (
almost 5 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Not under consideration

First-class support for modernizing a data model

Database modernization on the IBM i is more complex & expensive than it could be. The Lab Services approach [1] of creating a logical file over redesigned tables, (to act as a surrogate for the old design) is a clever hack that reduces the cos...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Not under consideration

add a new audit field to the SQL fields

I would like to be able to get the program name that updated/inserted a row in SQL in a generated always field. Today we can add the job, user, timestamp, ... automatically but not the name of the program. It would be more complete if we could add...
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Future consideration

Nested calculated columns in SQL

Today you are not allowed to use nested result columns in calculations and expressions. The work around is to rewrite the statement to use common table expression. This, however, removes the focus from what need to be done - just to satisfy the na...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Not under consideration

Provide proper SQL auditing user/timestamps

Currently there's a mix of SESSION and CLIENT_USERID fields that can be used with Generated Always but the first returns the native account, while the second returns the client account but is blank when executed from SQL on IBM i itself. Please pr...
almost 4 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Not under consideration

Extend FINAL TABLE to MERGE statement

DB2 on z/OS offers the FINAL TABLE with the MERGE statement, however on IBM i this is limited to INSERT only. Please change DB2 for i to also support FINAL TABLE combined with MERGE. Use case : in the query below, which increments a counter...
11 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 4 Future consideration


The only way to make the leading zero visible is to have the field interpret as if it contains only text. In OS400, if a field is alphanumeric, the number it may contain cannot be used for mathematical operations. For example, in Excel, to ensure ...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 5 Not under consideration

"UPSERT" - update or insert

It would be appreciated if a UPSERT SQL statement could be introduced, that do an UPDATE but if the row does not exist will be changed to an insert. Look at upsert patterns and antipatterns:
almost 4 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 5 Not under consideration

UDTF returning dynamic resultset

Today stored procedures can return dynamic result sets. It will be appreciated if UDTF could have the same feature. Today you can only return a TABLE, you need however to define each column even though a cursor will contain the required informatio...
almost 4 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Future consideration