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Db2 for i

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provide readable format when consuming .xlsx using qsys2.ifs_read

Functionality will eliminate having to save xlsx as a csv prior to consuming with qsys2.ifs_read
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 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...
about 5 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 6 Future 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...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 7 Future consideration

An IBM i Service for retrieving device status similar to WRKCFGSTS

A device's status is currently not available via SQL. This would be useful for tracking the status of devices such as virtual display/printer devices. It would be useful for System Admins. It could be partnered with QSYS2.OBJECT_STATISTICS to find...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Future consideration

SQL precompiler support for EXTNAME(filename : fmtname : fieldtype) where fieldtype is *ALL, *INPUT, *OUTPUT, or *KEY

Allow the use of a data-structure defined with EXTNAME(*ALL, *INPUT, *OUTPUT, or *KEY) to be used as an SQL host variable. Use Case: In a case where IO must be done with a workstation file you have to code separate data-structures, one with *ALL f...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 5 Future consideration

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

A wrong comment

Today an operator made a mistake in putting the sign in an update SQL stmt, and instead of a hyphen he put two hyphens.The result was catastrophic. Over 700,00 lines have been updated: update TABLE set AMOUNT = ,01--, TAX=123,4where KEY = 1 instea...
2 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Not under consideration

please include all the data from DSPHDWRSC in the view QSYS2.HARDWARE_RESOURCE_INFO

this would help to get additional important ant data from the system
8 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Future consideration

IFS_DELETE SQL Service

Create a IFS_delete, IFS_DELETE_UTF8 and IFS_delete_Binary sql services. Use Case: We have IFS_read and IFS_write but, we currently don't have a IFS_delete. For ease of use and consistency, please consider implementing this SQL service.
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 5 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 3 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 4 Future consideration