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Db2 for i

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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...
about 5 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Not under consideration

Require QIBM_DB_SECADM or similar to perform set session authorization

Today any user with *ALLOBJ is able to do the equivalent to sudo in Linux without the need of any password to become another user using set session authorization via SQL. Any user with *ALLOBJ can become Qsecofr by open strsql and run: “Set sessio...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 5 Not under consideration


The only way to make the leading zero visible is to have the field interpret as if it contains only text. In OS400, if a field is alphanumeric, the number it may contain cannot be used for mathematical operations. For example, in Excel, to ensure ...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 5 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:
about 5 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 5 Not under consideration

UDTF returning dynamic resultset

Today stored procedures can return dynamic result sets. It will be appreciated if UDTF could have the same feature. Today you can only return a TABLE, you need however to define each column even though a cursor will contain the required informatio...
about 5 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Future consideration

Information about different drivers to connect to iseries

We'd like to get a (really complete) documentation of all possibilities to connect a windows pc to the iSeries.There exists a lot of drivers and software solutions. What we are missing is to see the difference between them.E.g. i Series Access ODB...
about 7 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 6 Not under consideration

We need >99 QDBSRVnn tasks

The current limit of QDBSRVnn tasks is 99. We need more such tasks. We need a three-digit number. Use Case: We need more tasks to rebuild access paths in parallel. The current limit of QDBSRVnn is 99. Only half of them (50) are used for rebuild. T...
about 3 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Future consideration

SQL Inserts Using When FieldProcedure Attached

When using SQL on a table with 1 or more field procedure programs attached to 1 or more columns, a select to produce output will demonstrate DETERMINISTIC behavior in that output values will be cached and the field procedure program will only fire...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Not under consideration

With CREATE TABLE ( LIKE SomeTable ), allow inheritance of nullability and labels

When doing CREATE OR REPLACE MYTABLE ( LIKE ANOTHERTABLE INCLUDING COLUMN DEFAULTS ) Please inherit nullability and labels from ANOTHERTABLE, or, give the option to, similar to INCLUDING COLUMN DEFAULTS. Use Case: I often need to create a table th...
almost 4 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 5 Future consideration

JavaScript (Node.js) as native stored procedure / UDTF language

Today we can use PL/SQL, java and any other ILE language to make stored procedures and UDTF in Db2. However new languages are being used for modern application ie javaScript within Node.js and Python to name a few - and and other languages from th...
almost 5 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 5 Future consideration