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Db2 for i

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Provide FIELDPROC_ENCODED_COMPARISON QAQQINI function at column level

DB2 for i Field Procedures are primarily used for column level encryption. The defacto standard for encryption is AES. Ideally, encryption should not be deterministic. In other words, encrypting the same plain text multiple times should produce di...
5 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 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

Add IMPLICITLY HIDDEN to SQL VIEWs

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

Enhancements to RPGLE SQLTYPE

I would like to be able to define an SQLTYPE field as a TEMPLATE. I would also like to be able to use a named constant for the SQLTYPE size parameter. An example: dcl-c $len_rcCLOB 2000000; dcl-s t_rcCLOB sqltype(CLOB: $len_rcCLOB) template; dcl-s...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Future consideration

Resolve object references for embedded SQL at compile time

Product: Change Management Our change management application allows us to track changes, automate our deployment and development process, and perform impact analysis, all of which give us better controls and reduce risk in our software development...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 5 Not under 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

Retrieve existence from /QNTC shared folder by QSYS2.IFS_OBJECT_STATISTIC

QSYS2.IFS_OBJECT_STATISTICS returned not value if /QNTC shared folders are selected, even if I use the required user-authentification. Compare to QMGTOOLS/CHKIFS what returned '10' for exisiting and '00' for not found. Would it be possible to modi...
3 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Not under 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...
11 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Functionality already exists

Timestamp change when altering a partitioned tables partitions

The good (smart) thing about partition table is that when you take a back up you can tell BRMS to take a back up only on changed partitions. When altering a tables partitions, the changed timestamp is changed on all partitions, not just only the o...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Not under consideration