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Db2 for i

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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

Disallow ENDJRNPF by work with system security

add option to Work with System Security to disallow ENDJRNPF for files in User libraries. If set to NO, users with appropriate security settings may ENDJRNPF. If set to YES, no user (even *SECADM) may ENDJRNPF.(maybe not applicable on *IBM librari...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 6 Not under consideration

QIBM_QZDA_INIT - Add new format that includes the source IP

Add a new exit point format for QIBM_QZDA_INIT that includes the IP address of the client initiating the connection. Use Case: We use the QIBM_QZDA_INIT exit point to filter which user accounts are allowed access via ODBC/JDBC. We would like to be...
almost 7 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Not under consideration

Provide functionality to query RFE information via IBM i Service

Provide an IBM i Service that allows users to query the RFE database from their IBM i server. All details shown on the website / available when downloaded, should be returned; including comments that could be "concatenated" into a (DB)CLOB column....
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration

First-class support for modernizing a data model

Database modernization on the IBM i is more complex & expensive than it could be. The Lab Services approach [1] of creating a logical file over redesigned tables, (to act as a surrogate for the old design) is a clever hack that reduces the cos...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Not under consideration

Optimize sparse index build on partitioned table

The index build process is currently not using the information on a partitioned table when building the index: We have a big table partitioned by range on a column.When we build an sparse index on this table only including values in this column gr...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Not under consideration

Change the default of CRTPF parameter SIZE

We are on 7.2, going to 7.3 soon. The default for CRTPF is SIZE(10000 1000 3). This means only 13000 records are required before escape message CPA5305 is issued. The default can be changed using CHGCMDDFT, but it's set back to the original IBM se...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 5 Not under consideration

Provide a QCMDEXC-Likc Stored Proc that uses CONTAINS SQL

Provide an NEW SQL Stored Procedure for QCMDEXC or QCAPCMD that is set to CONTAINS SQL instead of MODIFIEDS SQL DATA. Use Case: When creating user-written SQL Functions that only contain SQL statements or perhaps READS SQL DATA, the use of QCMDEXC...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 6 Not under consideration

Have BCI jobs inherit the QAQQINI file library from the parent job

A Web Application Server running PHP initiates SQL requests that run in a batch immediate job. The BCI job picks up the QAQQINI file in QUSRSYS. However, the application needs unique settings that cannot be applied system-wide. It is possible to s...
almost 4 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Not under consideration

Allow APYJRNCHG and RMVJRNCHG to use remote journal receivers

APYJRNCHG and RMVJRNCHG do not allow remote journal receivers to be used, however after saving the receivers and restoring them into the receiver library of the local journal, they can be used without a problem. This however needs manual steps and...
9 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration