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Db2 for i

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Prevent ALTER TABLE when field size expanded and there is a field procedure

When a field procedure is assigned to a field, in our case for purposes of encrypting the field data, and an ALTER TABLE is allowed to execute against the field to expand the field size, then data corruption occurs. Use Case: Example Create table ...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 4 Not under consideration

CPYTOSTMF

The CPYTOSTMF does not have the functionality to create a "Native Excel" XLS or XLSX file when the FROMFILE is an Physical file . Currently the CPYTOSTMF creates a delimited file separating fields using a comma, tilde, semicolon, etc. Suggest the ...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 6 Not under consideration

have STRSQL inform user about *POINTER output in table functions

playing around with new functions like qsys2.ifs_object_statistics.First was confused when using STRSQL that PATH_NAME is reported as *POINTER; using the iACS GUI execute SQL function the result was ok.Have STRSQL either display correct values (ev...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Not under consideration

Allow variable name as part of three part naming

Allow variable name as part of three part naming. Use Case: FOR V1 AS C1 CURSOR FOR select x.* from table( values('RACK1HST'), ('GDWEB'), ('GDIHQ1'), ('GDISYS1'), ('MAIL1'), ('RACK2HST'), ('GDWEB2'), ('GDIHQ2'), ('GDISYS2'), ('MAILTWO'), ('RACK3HS...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration

Add variable support on CONNECT statement within SPL

Add variable support for CONNECT statement in SPL. Use Case: CREATE or replace PROCEDURE BACKUP_STATUS LANGUAGE SQL MODIFIES SQL DATA P1: BEGIN DECLARE COMMAND CHAR(200); -- Ensure this is large enough. DECLARE V_SYSTEM_NAME CHAR(25); FOR V1 AS C1...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration

Add Job Date Column as SPOOL FILE CREATION JOB DATE to OUTPUT_QUEUE_ENTRIES UDTF

The CREATE_TIMESTAMP column of the QSYS2.OUTPUT_QUEUE_ENTRIES UDTF is the System Date/Time that the SPOOL file was created. However, the need for the Job Date/Time on which the SPOOL File was created is needed. Need a new column JOB_RUN_DATE that ...
about 6 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 5 Not under consideration

Severe problem with command RCLDBXREF while trying to rebuild the system catalogues tables.

We recently ran into severe problems with command RCLDBXREF & as a result would like to see a few changes made. Last week (11/01/18) we noticed that system catalogue table QADBFDEP was missing entries for certain joint logical files on our pro...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Not under consideration

Disabled the looging of negative sql codes in the JOBLOG of a JOB

In RGP developments embedding SQL when we encounter a Negative SQL code, even if it is managed in the program, it returns lines in the processing JOBLOG.So a log of several thousand lines is generated if the program returns a lot of negative SQL c...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 5 Not under consideration

Add &SYSTEM as option in Query Manager Report

Query Manager Report Forms currently has three variables that can be used in Page Heading section: &DATE, &TIME, &PAGE. &SYSTEM would be very helpful addition. Use Case: We make wide use *QMFORM objects for presenting SQL reports i...
almost 7 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Not under consideration

LISTAGG - Add parameter for length and allow less than 4000

The new LISTAGG function is very convenient. Two things that have us scratching our heads though:(1) Why does the length have an arbitrary minimum of 4000?(2) Why is setting a different length done by a CAST of the input instead of just adding a 3...
almost 7 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Not under consideration