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Db2 for i

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Allow RUNSQLSTM to support a "continuation character" for very long SQL statements

When coding SQL statements for creating tables or indexes or whatever, we often have a problem formatting very long SQL statements because there is not "continuation line" character supported by the statement processor. The COMMENT ON statement ca...
6 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Not under consideration

SQL - parse char string using external definition

Many times, in existing customers ERPs, there are fields where structured information is stored in a single big CHAR string. Usually the intent is to have a generic data carrying field in the same table, where the type of information is stored in ...
6 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration

Allow a SQL stored procedure to use 3 part naming without having to create a custom *SQLPKG on each target.

I created a sql stored procedure which looks like the following: CREATE PROCEDURE rob.PROPAGATE_QLNKOMT() LANGUAGE SQL MODIFIES SQL DATA SET OPTION DATFMT = *ISO P1 : BEGINDECLARE OMIT_LIST CHARACTER VARYING ( 32000 ) ; SELECT FSXCMD INTO OMIT_LIS...
6 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Needs more information

Allow multiple Recipients in the send email function

Absolutely love that we now have send email, however the usability would grow if we could email multiple recipients. suggestion would be to have recipients septerated with a semi colon or comma.
6 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Future consideration

Create GenerateAndEmailSpreadsheet

With the addition of Generate Spreadsheet and Send Email both are valuable but the adoption would have quite a bit of use if we had one function that does both.
6 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Future consideration

Option to Normalize HTTP_RESPONSE_HEADER Fields (Key Names) in the QSYS2 HTTP Functions

The HTTP header fields are case-insensitive. That is, content-type, CONTENT-TYPE, and CoNtEnT-tYpE are all allowed uses of the IANA registered field Content-Type. Previously, when using the SYSTOOLS HTTP table functions (e.g., SYSTOOLS.HTTPGETCLO...
7 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Future consideration

Inline code for SQL procedures/function

Today you can use inline code in SQL procedures/functions with the "include" statement , but need to write the code in a separate file like this: call qsys2.ifs_write( path_name => '/tmp/main.c' , file_ccsid => 1208, overwrite => 'REPLACE...
7 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration

SQL query to report on RGZPFM history with same details shown in table reorganzation panes

Provides historical details of table reorganizations that would benefit support and application users
7 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Future consideration

Json datatype create table

The idea would be to create a json datatype as happens in other dbms. This allows you to create fields in json type files (and not blobs as suggested in some documentation) while also verifying their actual validity.
7 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration

please include all the data from DSPHDWRSC in the view QSYS2.HARDWARE_RESOURCE_INFO

this would help to get additional important ant data from the system
7 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Future consideration