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Db2 for i

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SQL precompiler support for EXTNAME(filename : fmtname : fieldtype) where fieldtype is *ALL, *INPUT, *OUTPUT, or *KEY

Allow the use of a data-structure defined with EXTNAME(*ALL, *INPUT, *OUTPUT, or *KEY) to be used as an SQL host variable. Use Case: In a case where IO must be done with a workstation file you have to code separate data-structures, one with *ALL f...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 5 Future 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...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Not under 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...
8 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...
8 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Future 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...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Future consideration

Add optional argument for XMLPARSE

To use XMLPARSE, the external encoding of the data need to be consistent with XML prolog. But, often, the encoding of the variable (in hosted langage or CLOB) isn't the same as original value. For example : when we receive an XML file by FTP or ot...
7 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Future consideration

Implement TO_UTC_TIMESTAMP in Db2 for i

Other IBM database products have a method TO_UTC_TIMESTAMP that can be used to convert a timestamp from the local time zone to UTC, with awareness of the DST rules in effect on the date in question. Example Knowledge Center page from IBM Big SQL 5...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Future consideration

directly enter SQL-Arrays as Input Arguments for Stored Procedures

Our reporting systems calls Stored Procedues on a DB2/400 system via ODBC/JDBC. The SP receives for example one productID and then it collects the desired informations from our DB2400-tables and return it to the reporting system via a result set. ...
4 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 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...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Future 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...
8 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Future consideration