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Db2 for i

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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...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 5 Future 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

Materialized Query Table functionality

Add capability in SQL to create Materialized Query Tables (MQT) with the following:1. data initially deferred refresh immediate2. maintained by system3. set integrity for (MQT) immediate checked incremental (or Not Incremental) Use Case: create ta...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Future consideration

improve MERGE by adding the option "WHEN NOT MATCHED BY SOURCE THEN DELETE"

Today, it is impossible to use the DELETE clause behind WHEN NOT MATCHED.Some DBMS other than DB2 allow this.Would it be possible to add this feature, like in this example ? MERGE target_table USING source_table ON merge_condition WHEN MATCHED THE...
10 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Submitted

Eliminate the Propagation of READS SQL DATA in Caller Functions in SQL

When creating User Defined Table functions in SQL, the CONTAINS SQL, READS SQL DATA and MODIFIES SQL DATA statements are currently propagated up the food chain. This means if a simple function calls another function, that called function's attribu...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Not under consideration

Add a YEAR_ISO function

Add a YEAR_ISO function to get the ISO year of a given date/timestamp. The VARCHAR_FORMAT function can be used with the 'IYYY' format to optain the ISO year but it would be nice if there were a shorthand just like with WEEK_ISO and DAYOFWEEK_ISO. ...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Future consideration

UDTF retuns ROW

scalar User-defined Table function can today return single data. However, on other implementation of Db2 it is also possible to return ROW Also the "ROW OF table-name" to follow the paradigm.
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Future consideration

Local scoped functions and procedures in UDTF and stored procedures

For structural reasons you sometime need to encapsulate logic as locally scoped functions and procedure when you create UDTF and stored procedures - just like you would do in any other programing language. However SQL-PL does not allow that in the...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Future consideration

Add DB2 functions to modify JSON object

Today, with DB2, we have some functions to publish or consume JSON.We don't have any function to modify a JSON object Use Case: Need to modify JSON objects: add or remove a node, change a key or value
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 5 Not under consideration

Trigger administration

This set up rights on the ADDPFRTG command identical to those set up on the SQL CREATE TRIGGER statements
5 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Future consideration