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Db2 for i

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Add imbedded SQL to CL

Please add imbedded SQL precompiler support to CL.With so many cool new Services out there it would really simplify CL to be able to easily access those services.And many of those services would really help a "control" type language like CL.Saying...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Not under consideration

SQLRPGLE precompiler - SQLTYPE(CLOB:x) to VARCHAR instead of to DS

Add a d-spec and/or ctl-opt keyword to instruct the SQL precompiler to convert SQLTYPE(CLOB:x) (and BLOB etc.) to VARCHAR(x:4) instead of the UNS(10)/CHAR(x) DS that it currently converts to. // Thisdcl-s myVar1 SQLTYPE(CLOB:X);// Pecompiles to th...
11 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Future consideration

SQL Services should support audit journal & authority collection

Currently usage of IBM i Services (SQL) (e..g QSYS2.OUTPUT_QUEUE_ENTRIES_BASIC ) can fail with an authority failure without logging to the OS audit journal or showing up in authority collection. Per IBM support, this is working as designed. I'm co...
about 3 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 4 Future consideration

Change all SQL Interfaces (RUNSQLSTM, RUNSQL, STRSQL, etc) to NOT generate QSQLSRC in QTEMP

When "compiling" an SQL Procedure, Function, Variable or sequence the system (RUNSQLSTM) generates 2 work files as outlined in 2nd file name is QSQL00001 (or similar) while the 1st...
about 3 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Not under consideration

Disallow ENDJRNPF by work with system security

add option to Work with System Security to disallow ENDJRNPF for files in User libraries. If set to NO, users with appropriate security settings may ENDJRNPF. If set to YES, no user (even *SECADM) may ENDJRNPF.(maybe not applicable on *IBM librari...
almost 4 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 6 Not under consideration

Have BCI jobs inherit the QAQQINI file library from the parent job

A Web Application Server running PHP initiates SQL requests that run in a batch immediate job. The BCI job picks up the QAQQINI file in QUSRSYS. However, the application needs unique settings that cannot be applied system-wide. It is possible to s...
about 4 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 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

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...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 4 Not under consideration

Allow column alias names in having clause

Allow column alias names in having clause. Use Case: Excuse my bad english... When we use the having clause, we refers to a aggregate function of the select list. SELECT field, COUNT(*) AS counterFROM table GROUP BY field HAVING COUNT(*)>100 It...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 4 Not under consideration

SQL EXPORT command to create export streamfiles in e.g. CSV format

Wouldn't it be nice, if DB2 for i would provide an EXPORT statement, which would generate export streamfiles similar to CPYTOIMPF.e.g. something like EXPORT (SELECT HOST_NAME, PARTITION_ID, NUMBER_OF_PARTITIONS FROM QSYS2.SYSTEM_STATUS_INFO) TO '/...
about 7 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Not under consideration