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Db2 for i

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Logging / Monitoring SQL activity after and within a DRDA connection session

The IBM i O/S does not have the ability to monitor SQL transactions via DRDA connection from a remote system. This would be from the exit point DDM/DRDA request access in the network attributes (DSPNETA). Use Case: I would like to have the ability...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 4 Not under consideration

Add Metaphone 3 (or better) to SQL to supplement SOUNDEX() UDF

SoundEx() (in SQL) is dated and returns too many false-positives. For example "COMFORTER" and "COMPRESSOR" return the same SoundEx index. There is a updated routine called Metaphone 3 that is supposed to provide better results. Please implement th...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration

Add temporal information to commands and not just the system catalog

Add the ability to see temporal relations in the following:- DSPFD- DSPDBR It can be discovered with things likeRetrieve Database File Description (QDBRTVFD) API
almost 7 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration

System i native support for MS-SQL Server Connection

Native Support for System i to connect to MS-SQL Server using the remote Database entry (ADDRDBDIRE).Connection should support SELECT, UPDATE, INSERT to provide a possibility for data exchange.There are exists a lot of open souce tools which works...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 6 Not under consideration

Add Support for COMMENT ON to SQL VIEW, SEQUENCE etc.

Add support to add OBJECT TEXT (COMMENT ON or LABEL ON in SQL terminology) to those SQL-created objects that are currently not supported. by the COMMON ON statement.Such as VIEWS, SEQUENCES, TRIGGERS etc. Use Case: Today, when you create (for exam...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 5 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

Generate SQL option to create check constraints when physical file has restricted values.

Under ACS Schemas there is a feature to generate SQL. Would like to have an option to create check constraint on fields that have restricted values such as COMP, VALUES, RANGE. Use Case: Would save a lot of time in having to adjust the generated S...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Not under consideration

Provide ARD Program(s) for non-Db2 Connect from IBM i

WRKRDBDIRE supports *ARDPGM but none are provided, by IBM. The system needs the easy abilitty to connect to non-Db2 database systems, like MariaDB, SQL Server using SQL via *ARDPGM. Provide basic support (perhaps using ODBC or JDBC drivers) for re...
about 4 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 8 Not under consideration

SQL Request crossed between partition

On IBMi, you are not able to perform, throught SQL, a request to cross datas from differents systems.Always get a SQLCODE 42712:Message : [SQL0212] Indicatif de table en double A incorrect. Cause . . . . . : L'une des erreurs suivantes s'est produ...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 4 Not under consideration

Gain access to procedure parameters within a Create Table Statement

Within SQL stored procedures, I would like to gain the ability to reference a stored procedure's parameters within a create table statement. The current alternative I use is to create a qtemp table with fields matching the parameters that need to ...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration