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Db2 for i

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Increase VARCHAR() Scaler to 65KB, 16MB or 2GB

Currently SQL VARCHAR() scalar function under DB2 for i supports lengths of up to 32k or 32k-1 w/Nullable values. HLL on IBM i support 64k Varchar column/fields as well as 16MB Varchar lengths. Other Platforms (Microsoft) also support much longer ...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 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...
about 5 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 5 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...
about 3 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Not under consideration

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

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

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/...
almost 6 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 ...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 4 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...
almost 4 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 4 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 ...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Not under consideration

Add Journal Entry Type for TRUNCATE TABLE

Add Journal Code "D" Entry Type "TT" or equivalent ("F-CR") on the SQL TRUNCATE TABLE event. Use Case: Current state, TRUNCATE TABLE creates a journal entry of F-CH and D-CG which states that the file has changed, these are the same entries writte...
almost 5 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Not under consideration