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Exit Point QIBM_QDB_OPEN split

In the operating system there is one entry point DBOPEN Format DBOP0100 that takes care of database access. This is a really powerful exit point, because if activated it shows every access to a file. But on the other side is this exact the biggest...
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 11 Future consideration

Create an IBM i Service for command DSPSAVF

Create a new IBM i Service to make it possible to get information of the content in a Save File. Use Case: Save Files are great to use when delivering objects from on server to another. To be able automate a deployment process we need to know what...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 7 Future consideration

Provide an SQL service, view, or other way to report out information about services deployed via Integrated Web Services.

The ability to run reporting of information about deployed services, such as what services are deployed, what servers those are on, whether or not those are applying TLS and basic authentication, etc., would be a help to easily determine and audit...
6 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Future consideration

TCP/IP Host table entries in SQL

In SQL we have theses views: QSYS2.NETSTAT_INTERFACE_INFO to get TCP/IP interfaces (CFGTCP option 1) QSYS2.NETSTAT_ROUTE_INFO to get TCP/IP routes (CFGTCP option 2) We need also a view to get TCP/IP host table entries (CFGTCP option 10).
3 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Future consideration

An IBM i Service for retrieving Netserver session details

The QSYS2.SERVER_SHARE_INFO service shows various details about the existing shares including the share name, IFS path, read/write status, and current number of users that are connected. However it does not give a view of who those users are. This...
6 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Future consideration

DLTF enhancement to remove dependant LF

DLTF can be instructed for special constraint handling by use of parameter RMVCST()Please add possibility to remove dependant LF with a parameter like DLTDEPLF(*YES) Use Case: Currently, dependencies need to be found with DSPDBR. Automatic file pr...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 6 Future consideration

Add Support for COMMENT ON to SQL VIEW, SEQUENCE etc.

Add support to add OBJECT TEXT (COMMENT ON or LABEL ON in SQL terminology) to those SQL-created objects that are currently not supported. by the COMMON ON statement.Such as VIEWS, SEQUENCES, TRIGGERS etc. Use Case: Today, when you create (for exam...
9 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 5 Not under consideration

Support for Application-Period Temporal Tables

System-period temporal tables are great, but "system-time" is not appropriate in many applications. Quoting from an article by Philip Nelson on DB2 Temporal Support - A Practical Introduction: Temporal support consists of two key concepts : system...
6 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Future consideration

Timestamp change when altering a partitioned tables partitions

The good (smart) thing about partition table is that when you take a back up you can tell BRMS to take a back up only on changed partitions. When altering a tables partitions, the changed timestamp is changed on all partitions, not just only the o...
11 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Not under consideration

IFS_DELETE SQL Service

Create a IFS_delete, IFS_DELETE_UTF8 and IFS_delete_Binary sql services. Use Case: We have IFS_read and IFS_write but, we currently don't have a IFS_delete. For ease of use and consistency, please consider implementing this SQL service.
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 4 Not under consideration