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Db2 for i

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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

Preserve SQL view formatting

When creating complex views their readability is highly dependent on the formatting of the complex SQL statement. When retrieving the SQL definition of an existing view (in order to update it), the majority of the formatting is lost however which ...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 4 Not under consideration

Allow variables defined with like(...) to be used as embedded SQL host variables

Variables defined with like(...) should be usable as embedded SQL host variables. Allowing only variables defined with a specific datatype makes for more difficult application maintenance.
6 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 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...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 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 https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/restriction-qsqlsrc-end-usersThe 2nd file name is QSQL00001 (or similar) while the 1st...
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Not under consideration

audit fields

We would like to register info about creation and update of a row (anddelete when it comes to temporal tables). For these lifeCycleEvents', we need to store automatically (once forcreation, always for update) : - current timestamp, - transactionId...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 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: https://michaeljswart.com/2017/07/sql-server-upsert-patt...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 5 Not under consideration

Add file types to CPYTOIMPF

We use CPYTOIMPF to create CSVs for our users. There are times when the .XLSX format is smaller in size. CPYTOIMPF would need to auto sense the target file extension type or require the user to supply the target file type and append the extension ...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Not under consideration

Support *ALLUSR and *ALL for QUSLMBR API

The QUSLMBR API supports a full library name, *LIBL or *CURLIB. However there is a need to "find members" on the system so *ALLUSR and even *ALL should be supported to enable that capability. Use Case: Using QUSLMBR I want to locate on the system ...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 4 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