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Db2 for i

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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

Improve the SET DESCRIPTOR statement

The usage of the SET DESCRIPTOR statement is currently complex, tedious and error prone, this leads to hard to maintain code and the usage of anti patterns like user supplied strings directly inserted into dynamic SQL or complex case statements in...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration

CRTDUPOBJ of a table with long name

As indicated in the document N1017004 , ( ) when I want to make a " CRTDUPOBJ " of a table with a long name, I can only change the short name of the table, not its long name....
almost 5 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 6 Not under consideration

Ability to sort WRKQRY/RUNQRY in arrival sequence

With the changes being made to query and its move from the CQE to SQE, this has exposed an issue where it offers no way to sort records in arrival sequence. The record order cannot be guaranteed unless it is specified as a sort field but query has...
about 5 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 6 Not under consideration

Add DB2 functions to modify JSON object

Today, with DB2, we have some functions to publish or consume JSON.We don't have any function to modify a JSON object Use Case: Need to modify JSON objects: add or remove a node, change a key or value
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 5 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...
10 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration

directly enter SQL-Arrays as Input Arguments for Stored Procedures

Our reporting systems calls Stored Procedues on a DB2/400 system via ODBC/JDBC. The SP receives for example one productID and then it collects the desired informations from our DB2400-tables and return it to the reporting system via a result set. ...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration

Information about different drivers to connect to iseries

We'd like to get a (really complete) documentation of all possibilities to connect a windows pc to the iSeries.There exists a lot of drivers and software solutions. What we are missing is to see the difference between them.E.g. i Series Access ODB...
about 7 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 6 Not under consideration

Generate SQL option to create check constraints when physical file has restricted values.

Under ACS Schemas there is a feature to generate SQL. Would like to have an option to create check constraint on fields that have restricted values such as COMP, VALUES, RANGE. Use Case: Would save a lot of time in having to adjust the generated S...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Not under consideration

Add does-not-contain option in SQL Plan Cache Statements

Access Client Solutions SQL Performance Center has a button "Show Statements..." that displays a "SQL Plan Cache Statements" window. You have a variety of filters, including "Statements that contain the following text". I think it would be incredi...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration