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Db2 for i

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

We havWe have a need to enlarge Number of bytes in a record which is currently set to a max value of 32766 bytes.e a need to enlarge Number of bytes in a record which is currently set to a max value of 32766 bytes.

We have a need to enlarge Number of bytes in a record which is currently set to a max value of 32766 bytes. As currently most of DB are support for more that 32766bytes no. Should be enhance the limitation to support for other platform as well.
4 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 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...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 4 Not under consideration

AES Crypt

Make the AES algorithm compatible with AES calculated by different software platforms. The ENCRYPT_AES sql function can encrypt a DB column. Unfortunately the algorithm is IBM proprietary [The internal encryption algorithm used is from the CLiC To...
8 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 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...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Not under consideration

Improve Performance of QSYS2.BOUND_SRVPGM_INFO

The performance of QSYS2.BOUND_SRVPGM_INFO is really bad when you're using it in order to get all programs that use a specific BOUND_SERVICE_PROGRAM. More details can be found in the defined Use Case. However, using the same View with the given st...
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Not under consideration

SQL DB2 change in the for system name

When you create an SQL table and the object identifier specified is a valid system name you can not specifiy a different for system name. I would like to be able to specifiy a different name for compatibility with older programs while using newer ...
about 4 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Not under consideration

Add the "Command to Run" field to the JOB-INFO table query

Please add the "Command to Run" parameter to the query. It has nearly all the commands parameters except this one. Use Case: We use a complex process at month end to prepare jobs to run at month end. I need to be able to view the jobs submitted to...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 4 Not under consideration

improve performances of DB2 sequences

I like the principle of DB2 sequences, but there is a big problem with the implementation of it on IBM i. Indeed, the command CREATE SEQUENCE does not generate a real DB2 object, It generates an IBM i object of DATA AREA type. However, DATA AREAs ...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 5 Not under consideration

Allow variable number of arguments on SQL CONCAT function

The current implementation of CONCAT only allows two parameters, for example CONCAT('hello', 'world') which makes concatenating multiple values cumbersome. This would for example result in CONCAT(CONCAT('hello', 'world'), 'again') for 3 strings. I...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 5 Not under consideration