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Db2 for i

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Allow use of RPG procedures in embedded SQL as host "variable"

When writing embedded SQL, host variables should be real variables instead of expressions which requires additional step to define extra work variables and assign the expression in advance to the work variable. Use Case: An example might be as fol...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 4 Not under consideration

Support USER as Default for VARCHAR(10) Columns in Db2 SQL Tables

Currently if I have a table with a varchar(10) field in it, I cannot specify DEFAULT USER or any of the other user registers because they are 18 bytes or longer.However on IBM i, user Profiles are 10.It would save me having to write a Trigger for ...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Future consideration

Implement TO_UTC_TIMESTAMP in Db2 for i

Other IBM database products have a method TO_UTC_TIMESTAMP that can be used to convert a timestamp from the local time zone to UTC, with awareness of the DST rules in effect on the date in question. Example Knowledge Center page from IBM Big SQL 5...
about 3 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Future 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...
over 3 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. (https://dev.mysql.com/...
over 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 6 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...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 4 Future consideration

ifs_object_statistics with /QNTC

We would have liked ifs_objects_statistics to report entries in the /QNTC file system. Our fall back is some IFS API's that will handle this. Use Case: We have a requirement to read the contents on a Windows server and then to pull .xml files from...
about 4 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 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 4 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 5 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Not under consideration