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Support subselect and subquery in the SQL join-condition

Please provide an extended JOIN syntax to support EXISTS (subquery) or IN (subquery) in the join condition. This will facilitate JOINS where NULL values are involved and should be kept. for example: with p(rel1id, a1, a2, a3, x) as ( values (1, 'y...
3 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Not under consideration

Add IMPLICITLY HIDDEN to SQL VIEWs

The TABLE feature to implicitly hide certain columns/fields when "SELECT *" is used, is great. However ,we need that feature extended to SQL VIEWS. Use Case: If I create a VIEW that contains a subset of columns, including implicitly hidden columns...
9 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Future consideration

IBM i Services for defective PTFs installed

Currently the Must Gather Tool has an option for checking for any installed defective PTF's on an LPAR. The output of this is a spoolfile, which does more belong to the time when we still used the term AS/400 Use Case: An IBM i DB2 for i Services ...
over 1 year 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.
11 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 4 Not under consideration

DRDA SM D Audit entry

The SM D entry in the Audit log logs that an RDB Entry has been changed (Access Type 'C'), but does not log what the change was. We would like to see whatever the change was actually logged Use Case: We have people making changes on a test server ...
9 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 4 Future consideration

Provide an ALIAS-like feature for Library Names (SCHEMAs) in SQL statements.

Provide a way to assign an alternate (i.e. "short") name to schemas/libraries when used within an SQL statement. This is different from the Long SQL Name and the Short System Name. What I want to do is something like: select * from table(ST.myfunc...
11 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Not under consideration

Add CREATOR/DEFINER Attribute to File Members

We need 1 to 3 new User Profile attributes added to Source File Member descriptions.Creator (Added by user profile)Change (Data Last Changed by user profile)Custom User Profile (application controlled) The creator user profile should be assigned t...
8 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Future consideration

Provide a QCMDEXC-Likc Stored Proc that uses CONTAINS SQL

Provide an NEW SQL Stored Procedure for QCMDEXC or QCAPCMD that is set to CONTAINS SQL instead of MODIFIEDS SQL DATA. Use Case: When creating user-written SQL Functions that only contain SQL statements or perhaps READS SQL DATA, the use of QCMDEXC...
5 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 6 Not under consideration

Enhance RUNSQLSTM C compiler Please!

The C compiler used for compiling SQL Functions and Procedures is badly in need of an update."Create SQL ILE C Object" as it is called limits too much of the C compiler features. Use Case: When RUNSQLSTM calls the "Create SQL ILE C Object" compile...
11 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Not under 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 6 Future consideration