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Db2 for i

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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...
almost 7 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 6 Not under consideration

Create SQL Functions ("IBM Services") that retrieve the Problems database information (QASX* files and WRKPRB command)

Using WRKPRB we can see some of the information related to hardware and software problems. That info is stored in the QAXS* database files in QUSRSYS. I would like a set of SQL Table functions or VIEWS that can be used to access that information v...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration

DBMON filtering enchancement when apllying on a Table

When starting a DBMON and filtering on a Table basis, FTRFILE, we would like to be able to see all sql traffic against this table, (successful, warnings and erroneous). Currently we are only able to see successfully executed sql statements. Use Ca...
almost 5 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration

Provide ARD Program(s) for non-Db2 Connect from IBM i

WRKRDBDIRE supports *ARDPGM but none are provided, by IBM. The system needs the easy abilitty to connect to non-Db2 database systems, like MariaDB, SQL Server using SQL via *ARDPGM. Provide basic support (perhaps using ODBC or JDBC drivers) for re...
about 4 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 8 Not under consideration

Extend the JOB_LOCK_INFO UDTF to provide the current awaited time

Please extend the JOB_LOCK_INFO UDTF to also provide the current wait duration for pending locks. This would enable easier automatic detection of erroneous locks and hanging jobs.
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration

Table Reorganizations

Table Reorganizations option from Iseries Navigator does not periodically update the status of rows being reorganized. It waits until end to provide status. IBM developer went into tasks and processes and found what the count of rows re-org was. W...
about 5 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 4 Not under consideration

Add native DB2 support for UUID columns

Add a new native data type of UUID to store standard 128-bit UUID values in a native type. Also add SQL functions to generate a new UUID, convert UUID to/from canonical string representations (xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx), and the ability...
about 6 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Not under consideration

Stop denial of service attack caused by using 3 part naming in a H/A environment

When I set up DB2 alias as per https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/rdb-relational-database-setting-brms-high-availability-environmentand then use 3 part naming in STATIC sql it initializes a denial of service attack and makes the system unusable. IB...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Not under consideration

Command to validate indexes

I am filing this RFE in response to the listed PMR at the advice of the IBM staff working on that issue.We recently had a case where a specific record in a table somehow did not update all related indexes using the updated field as a key. This lef...
about 6 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Not under consideration

cpyfrmimpf should handle commas.

The cpyfrmimpf command handles values similar to 123.45 and -678.90 in a numeric field, but sends message CPF2845, reason code 7 for values like 1,123.45 or -1,678.90. The command should handle commas as well as decimal points and minus signs. Use...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 4 Not under consideration