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Db2 for i

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Add the Module feature to PL/SQL

To improve modularity and maintainability of PL/SQL code, could you please add to DB2 for i, the support of modules, which already exists on other DB2 platforms : https://www.ibm.com/docs/en/db2/9.7?topic=modules-referencing-objects-defined-in Thi...
10 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Future consideration

SQL Service qsys2.dns_lookup_ip() needs to return *all DNS name for given IP address

the new SQL service qsys2.dns_lookup_ip() should return all the DNS names. currently if only returns the first one found for your given DNS setup. the DIG command does return all associated names
11 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Future consideration

Enhance the QLIRNMO API so it updates SQL Catalogs the same as the RNMOBJ CL command

Today, the QLIRNMO API only updates the SQL Catalogs for SQL TABLE, VIEW, and INDEX objects. But for SEQUENCES, TRIGGERS, VARIABLES, etc. it does not and the association between the SQL Object long name, and the shorter System Object Name is lost,...
11 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Functionality already exists

Please finish/complete the integration of long SQL names into Db2 for i

When Long SQL Names are used, you can only rename those object using the SQL RENAME statement. However, RENAME supports only TABLEs, VIEWs, and INDEXes. Which means *FILE objects only. Sequences, Variables, Functions, Procedures, and the myriad ot...
11 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Future consideration

In SQL JSON_TABLE, add an option on timestamp columns to take into account or not the timezone offset

In the SQL function JSON_TABLE, when a timestamp value indicated with a time zone offset (e.g.: "yyyy-mm-ddThh:mm:ss.nnnnnn<+/-Offset>") is retrieved to produce a timestamp column, the resulting value is always an UTC value (by adding or sub...
11 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Future consideration

Allow journal entry read (RCVJRNE) and native DB I/O with field proc encoded data.

Consider a field proc used for field level encryption. When replicating database activity, the data must be decrypted as it is being read from the journal. It then must be re-encrypted when it is written to the database. It would improve performan...
11 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Future consideration

For queries requiring table scan agsinst of large, 100,000,000+ row tables, split the query into multiple threads based on a percentage of total table pages

WHY: Improved one off query performance against large, 100,000,000+ row tables. WHO: My customer has transaction log tables that can record millions of transactions per day. Peaking just above 58 million per month in the last 6 months. Maintaining...
12 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Functionality already exists

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...
12 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Functionality already exists

Add an ANY_VALUE aggregate function

Please add an ANY_VALUE aggregate function, this would simplify queries that group by an id and also require other values that are known to be unique within the group. SELECT a.article_id, ANY_VALUE(a.description), COUNT(*) FROM article AS a JOIN ...
12 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Future consideration

Allow stored procedures created as *PGM objects to be called as exit point programs

When using the CREATE PROCEDURE SQL statement to create a *PGM Object it is NOT possible to call the generated object outside of SQL; doing so results in an error reporting "Pointer not set". Looking at the code generated as an intermediary step i...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 4 Not under consideration