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Create an exit point similar to QIBM_QZDA_SQL2 but for all other SQL interfaces

There is no exit point for SQL when run outside the scope of ACS RUN SQL SCRIPTS or "Access i ODBC" as it is referred to in the docs. We need the ability to monitor and do other things for all SQL statements run on the system. We have users coming...
6 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Future consideration

TCP/IP Host table entries in SQL

In SQL we have theses views: QSYS2.NETSTAT_INTERFACE_INFO to get TCP/IP interfaces (CFGTCP option 1) QSYS2.NETSTAT_ROUTE_INFO to get TCP/IP routes (CFGTCP option 2) We need also a view to get TCP/IP host table entries (CFGTCP option 10).
5 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Future consideration

SAVLIB / RSTLIB - Guarantee that all type external procedures are saved and restored

Our company does SAVLIB backups of production libraries for last resort recovery and development environment restoration. There is a hole in this process that is recognized in "External Procedures, Triggers, and User-Defined Functions on IBM DB2 f...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 7 Future 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 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Future consideration

Enhance IBM i Tech Refresh 11 new view called SYSFILES to include the based on table if an index is being retrieved.

If I know the schema and name of an index within that schema I would like to be able to retrieve the based on table. This is the same as DSPFD *MBRLIST to an outfile and looking at MBBOF and MBBOL. Use Case: TS007423159
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Future consideration

SQL constraint "FOREIGN KEY DEFERRABLE"

One strength of relational databases is their constant vigilance over data correctness. The user can declare constraints that their data must obey, and then leave it to the database to enforce the rules. This saves a lot of procedural application ...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Future 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 ...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 4 Not under consideration

XMLVALIDATE: when it found an issue, it doesn't inform in which number line inside XML is the issue.

Hello, At present we're using XMLVALIDATE (SQL-XML) to check if the file XML it's right or not with XSD files. When we use "XMLVALIDATE" and SQL founds an issue inside XML, then SQL throws a message error, but it doesn't inform to us in what line/...
4 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Functionality already exists

Preserve SQL view formatting

When creating complex views their readability is highly dependent on the formatting of the complex SQL statement. When retrieving the SQL definition of an existing view (in order to update it), the majority of the formatting is lost however which ...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 4 Not under consideration

Add the "Command to Run" field to the JOB-INFO table query

Please add the "Command to Run" parameter to the query. It has nearly all the commands parameters except this one. Use Case: We use a complex process at month end to prepare jobs to run at month end. I need to be able to view the jobs submitted to...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 4 Not under consideration