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Db2 for i

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Enhance SQL *PRV Signature Support to be at least as good as *SRVPGM Signatures

When creating an SQL VIEW that uses an IBM i Service or another SQL Table Function on release "N" and the restoring that SQL VIEW onto another system with release N-1, a Signature Violation occurs when attempting to query that SQL VIEW using SQL.T...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 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 3 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 4 Future consideration

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 3 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Not under 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 3 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 5 Not under consideration

We need >99 QDBSRVnn tasks

The current limit of QDBSRVnn tasks is 99. We need more such tasks. We need a three-digit number. Use Case: We need more tasks to rebuild access paths in parallel. The current limit of QDBSRVnn is 99. Only half of them (50) are used for rebuild. T...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Future consideration

OBJECT_STATISTICS table function should return source information for CRTBNDxxx compiled objects.

OBJECT_STATISTICS currently returns NULL for the source info for programs compiled with CRTBNDxxx commands. That info it is available in DSPPGM for the object if you drill into the QTEMP module of the program. This would be helpful for users wanti...
9 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Functionality already exists

allow three part names in db2 for i services

please add ability to use three-part naming in UDTF or in db2 for i services likeQSYS2.JOB_INFOIt seems that the 3-part naming isn't working or supported in UDTFs. .e.g.:https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/community/wikis/home?lang=en#!/wiki/IBM%20...
about 6 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Not under consideration

add a new audit field to the SQL fields

I would like to be able to get the program name that updated/inserted a row in SQL in a generated always field. Today we can add the job, user, timestamp, ... automatically but not the name of the program. It would be more complete if we could add...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Future consideration

Provide an ALIAS-like feature for Library Names (SCHEMAs) in SQL statements.

Provide a way to assign an alternate (i.e. "short") name to schemas/libraries when used within an SQL statement. This is different from the Long SQL Name and the Short System Name. What I want to do is something like: select * from table(ST.myfunc...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Not under consideration

Enhance RUNSQLSTM C compiler Please!

The C compiler used for compiling SQL Functions and Procedures is badly in need of an update."Create SQL ILE C Object" as it is called limits too much of the C compiler features. Use Case: When RUNSQLSTM calls the "Create SQL ILE C Object" compile...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Not under consideration