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Db2 for i

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Add native DB2 support for UUID columns

Add a new native data type of UUID to store standard 128-bit UUID values in a native type. Also add SQL functions to generate a new UUID, convert UUID to/from canonical string representations (xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx), and the ability...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Not under consideration

Command to validate indexes

I am filing this RFE in response to the listed PMR at the advice of the IBM staff working on that issue.We recently had a case where a specific record in a table somehow did not update all related indexes using the updated field as a key. This lef...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Not under consideration

Obscure the RUNSQL and RUNSQLSTM Workfile names in QTEMP

When using RUNSQLSTM in CL, a source file is created in QTEMP with the name QSQLSRC.Users with QTEMP on their library lists now have a "magically appeared" file on their library list that may cause corruption of tasks that previously ran normally....
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Not under consideration

Replace native trigger while active

When there's a need to replace a high level language trigger, an exclusive lock is required to the program object. In a 24/7 system this is almost impossible what makes the use of triggers a no-go. Programs in use (apart from triggers) can be repl...
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Not under consideration

SQL update with a From clause

Having worked a little with MS SQL Server I've found their SQL Update with a from clause Very convenientlikeupdate fileAset fileA.field1 = fileB.field1from fileA inner join fileB on fileB.key = fileA.key IMHO this syntax is much clearer then the c...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Not under consideration

tool to summarize all PTFs and APARs in a CUME or group

CUMEs can contain hundreds of PTFs. Each PTF has an APAR and both should be reviewed for any special instructions and or issues in the APAR. It would be good to have a tool to filter through all this and summarize any actions or special issues. Us...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 4 Not under consideration

Add imbedded SQL to CL

Please add imbedded SQL precompiler support to CL.With so many cool new Services out there it would really simplify CL to be able to easily access those services.And many of those services would really help a "control" type language like CL.Saying...
about 7 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Not under consideration

Change all SQL Interfaces (RUNSQLSTM, RUNSQL, STRSQL, etc) to NOT generate QSQLSRC in QTEMP

When "compiling" an SQL Procedure, Function, Variable or sequence the system (RUNSQLSTM) generates 2 work files as outlined in 2nd file name is QSQL00001 (or similar) while the 1st...
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Not under consideration

Disallow ENDJRNPF by work with system security

add option to Work with System Security to disallow ENDJRNPF for files in User libraries. If set to NO, users with appropriate security settings may ENDJRNPF. If set to YES, no user (even *SECADM) may ENDJRNPF.(maybe not applicable on *IBM librari...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 6 Not under consideration

Have BCI jobs inherit the QAQQINI file library from the parent job

A Web Application Server running PHP initiates SQL requests that run in a batch immediate job. The BCI job picks up the QAQQINI file in QUSRSYS. However, the application needs unique settings that cannot be applied system-wide. It is possible to s...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Not under consideration