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Db2 for i

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Automatic Journaling of Access Paths

When journaling is started on a library, you can created inheritance rules which will cause journaling to start on objects of type *file, *dtaara, and *dtaq. When indexes are created over tables the object gets journaled (type = *file) but not the...
about 5 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 4 Not under consideration

Allow shorter audit value columns

The audit columns defined as GENERATED ALWAYS AS USER, SESSION_USER or CURRENT CLIENT_USERID require the column to be either 18, 128 or 255 bytes. While this is maybe a theoretical limit it makes no sense in 99.999% of the cases as usernames on IB...
about 5 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration

DSPJRN IFS entries to ASCII

When displaying journal entries for IFS (type B) the ESD data in the journal is in ASCII, but the display is EBCDIC so the content when display via the interface is not readable. It would be far better to either convert the content to ASCII automa...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Not under consideration

Port IBM NoSQL Wire Listener for DB2 to IBM i

With the IBM NoSQL Wire Listener for DB2 it is possible to use existing Applications that use MongoDB as their Database together with DB2 without changing the App.It runs on all Versions of DB2 except the DB2 for i. Details are here:https://www.ib...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Not under consideration

Add "WITH NC"for commands CREATE TABLE/DROP TABLE , CREATE INDEX/DROP INDEX

DB2/400 supports WITH NC hint for Insert/Update/Delete commands . It allows to execute SQL statements out of SQL transaction and without DB2/400 journaling. In the past data definition command like CREATE TABLE / CREATE INDEX were executed out of ...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Not under consideration

RPG IV extension regarding license program 5770SS1-27-DB2-Multisystem

RPG IV provides a file information data structure with database specific feedback information. In position 397 of the FIDS there is an unsigned integer field for the relative record number. This field contains the RRN of the record which was affec...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 4 Not under consideration

Command to print Query Definitions without using WRKQRY option 6.

Looking for a command line option to print a *QRYDFN instead of using option 6 from WRKQRY. I need to be able to get that output to provide to audit and I'm trying to automate it as much as possible. Need to be able to call it from CL program. Use...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 4 Not under consideration

Add column and filter for the job's current user to JOB_INFO

I need a way to get the job date from an SQL session so that I can test SQL statements as they might have run in the past using only SQL features. JOB_INFO UDTF only returns job information for the connection user not the current user as is needed...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration

Make IBM Data Studio work Better with SQL Source in IBM i Source Files

IBM Data Studio does not play smoothly with SQL source that lives on IBM i in source files/members. We 18 developers would like this tool to work better with source that lives in source files on the IBM i. We use this tool for IBM i but our workfl...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Not under consideration

Support *ALLUSR and *ALL for QUSLMBR API

The QUSLMBR API supports a full library name, *LIBL or *CURLIB. However there is a need to "find members" on the system so *ALLUSR and even *ALL should be supported to enable that capability. Use Case: Using QUSLMBR I want to locate on the system ...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 4 Not under consideration