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SQL Inserts Using When FieldProcedure Attached

When using SQL on a table with 1 or more field procedure programs attached to 1 or more columns, a select to produce output will demonstrate DETERMINISTIC behavior in that output values will be cached and the field procedure program will only fire...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Not under consideration

IBM i Service to list Netserver Share and Sessions

Currently, there is no way to list from an IBM i command line the Netserver Share or Session details. An IBM i Service to list these details would make like a lot easier. I accept that the Go Nets menu is an alternative to this but it has signific...
about 3 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 7 Future consideration

Add CREATOR/DEFINER Attribute to File Members

We need 1 to 3 new User Profile attributes added to Source File Member descriptions.Creator (Added by user profile)Change (Data Last Changed by user profile)Custom User Profile (application controlled) The creator user profile should be assigned t...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Future consideration

CPYTOIMPF for Excel

The only way to make the leading zero visible is to have the field interpret as if it contains only text. In OS400, if a field is alphanumeric, the number it may contain cannot be used for mathematical operations. For example, in Excel, to ensure ...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 5 Not under consideration

DB2 SQL join with USING need to support nullable column

I have a problem with a JOIN when columns are nullable. summary: I ask for an correction of the USING feature : in the sql engine do a IS NOT DISTINCT FROM when the column is nullable, so USING will do its job. details: for a better explanation, y...
3 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration

Extend FINAL TABLE to UPDATE/DELETE statement

DB2 on other platforms offers the FINAL TABLE with UPDATE/DELETE statements, however on IBM i this is limited to INSERT only. Please change DB2 for i to also support FINALE TABLE on UPDATE/DELETE statements. Use Case: The statement below... Select...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 4 Future consideration

Add file types to CPYTOIMPF

We use CPYTOIMPF to create CSVs for our users. There are times when the .XLSX format is smaller in size. CPYTOIMPF would need to auto sense the target file extension type or require the user to supply the target file type and append the extension ...
10 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Not under consideration

Add SQL URI_ENCODE / URI_DECODE Function

IBM i SQL URI_ENCODE / URI_DECODE Function required to provide native support for HTML entities conversion. Benefit: Enables decoded URI value to be stored in an IBM i table as UTF-8 and displayed in ACS. Especially useful when working with differ...
3 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Future consideration

RPGLE embedded SQL nested datastructure (array)

It would be useful to allow nested ds and nested ds arrays for hostvariables in embedded SQL (RPGLE). Because now i have to move the nested subfield into a secondary standalone field.This is a horrible workaround :-) . Use Case: CASE WHEN :Example...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 6 Future consideration

SQL view for Netserver info

With the newer OS releases for IBM i there have been views created to look at many of the components of the OS. It would be nice if there was a view to look at netserver info. Like netserver attributes, as well as file shares on the system. Curren...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Future consideration