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Db2 for i

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Obscure the RUNSQL and RUNSQLSTM Workfile names in QTEMP

When using RUNSQLSTM in CL, a source file is created in QTEMP with the name QSQLSRC.Users with QTEMP on their library lists now have a "magically appeared" file on their library list that may cause corruption of tasks that previously ran normally....
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Not under consideration

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...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Future consideration

Add CREATOR/DEFINER Attribute to File Members

We need 1 to 3 new User Profile attributes added to Source File Member descriptions.Creator (Added by user profile)Change (Data Last Changed by user profile)Custom User Profile (application controlled) The creator user profile should be assigned t...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Future consideration


The TABLE feature to implicitly hide certain columns/fields when "SELECT *" is used, is great. However ,we need that feature extended to SQL VIEWS. Use Case: If I create a VIEW that contains a subset of columns, including implicitly hidden columns...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Future consideration

Replace native trigger while active

When there's a need to replace a high level language trigger, an exclusive lock is required to the program object. In a 24/7 system this is almost impossible what makes the use of triggers a no-go. Programs in use (apart from triggers) can be repl...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Not under consideration

SQL update with a From clause

Having worked a little with MS SQL Server I've found their SQL Update with a from clause Very convenientlikeupdate fileAset fileA.field1 = fileB.field1from fileA inner join fileB on fileB.key = fileA.key IMHO this syntax is much clearer then the c...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Not under consideration

tool to summarize all PTFs and APARs in a CUME or group

CUMEs can contain hundreds of PTFs. Each PTF has an APAR and both should be reviewed for any special instructions and or issues in the APAR. It would be good to have a tool to filter through all this and summarize any actions or special issues. Us...
almost 4 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 4 Not under consideration

Add SQL Option for Timestamp Format

The Db2 for i format of Timestamp is ODBC and JDBC format of timestamp is yyyy-mm-dd hh:mm:ss.nnnnnnIt should be possible to change the Db2 Timestamp format similar to how it can be done for date and time so that Db2 ...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Future consideration

Multi-row insert in dynamic SQL RPG

Please enhance dynamic SQL support in RPG to include multi-row insert. Use Case: Dcl-DS myQualDS ExtName('THETBL') Dim(200) Qualified Inz; End-DS; myQualDS (1).dta = '1'; myQualDS (2).dta = '2'; Ctr = 2; SQLStatement = 'Insert into THETBL ? rows v...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Future consideration

API for Access Path Rebuild Progress

We commonly have access path rebuilds occurring post the vary on of an IASP. We would like the capability to monitor the progress of the access path rebuilds from a batch job rather than just the screen. Use Case: We run a superannuation system on...
almost 7 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 8 Future consideration