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Db2 for i

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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....
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration

Reset *JOB environment

Hi IBM Support, We have a situation where we run a third-party utility to import an excel file to a database table. As part of this process, a number of *JOB environment variables are added causing Python output to the console to display unprintab...
4 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 4 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...
almost 3 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

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

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

PTF tool to identify missing co, prereq, and delayed ptf

Create application and supporting API to allow a user to query and compare PTF co/prereq and other information to what is installed on an LPAR versus what is available on fix central. Use Case: Use case would be to simplify PTF research. When ther...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Not under consideration

documentation for the journal entries MC

the " F MC" journal entries: contain information about table changes however the details of the table structure are not documented. The tab...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Not under consideration

Allow variables defined with like(...) to be used as embedded SQL host variables

Variables defined with like(...) should be usable as embedded SQL host variables. Allowing only variables defined with a specific datatype makes for more difficult application maintenance.
9 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Not under consideration

Idea new DB2 for i Command

Idea-new command in SQL- similar to CPYTBLRECF or DUPTBLRECF: command would provide a function to copy selected records between tables either fixed record and field lengths or variable only check command would validate same record/field lengths wi...
5 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration