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Db2 for i

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SQL Request crossed between partition

On IBMi, you are not able to perform, throught SQL, a request to cross datas from differents systems.Always get a SQLCODE 42712:Message : [SQL0212] Indicatif de table en double A incorrect. Cause . . . . . : L'une des erreurs suivantes s'est produ...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 4 Not under consideration

Gain access to procedure parameters within a Create Table Statement

Within SQL stored procedures, I would like to gain the ability to reference a stored procedure's parameters within a create table statement. The current alternative I use is to create a qtemp table with fields matching the parameters that need to ...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration

Support subselect and subquery in the SQL join-condition

Please provide an extended JOIN syntax to support EXISTS (subquery) or IN (subquery) in the join condition. This will facilitate JOINS where NULL values are involved and should be kept. for example: with p(rel1id, a1, a2, a3, x) as ( values (1, 'y...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Not under consideration

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

SQL - parse char string using external definition

Many times, in existing customers ERPs, there are fields where structured information is stored in a single big CHAR string. Usually the intent is to have a generic data carrying field in the same table, where the type of information is stored in ...
6 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration

Increase maximum file member size

Increase maximum file member size, currently limited to 1.7TB. Use Case: customer stores large binary objects in file using SQL and reaches file limit. Currently they do not want to separate objects to multiple tables or work with partitioning.
about 5 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 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

Retrieve AA macro result by SQL

Currently, the AA macro from STRSST were not able to retrieve by CL command or SQL. it is not possible to make automation / monitoring program. Hope ibm can develop API or SQL that we can retrieve the value.
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration

Foreign Key enhancement

I would like to request an enhancement to DB2. Through the years, we have had various developers who have set up files and tables with different numeric data types, that hold the same data. For example, in one file, a Customer number might be defi...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration

Automatic Journaling of Access Paths

When journaling is started on a library, you can created inheritance rules which will cause journaling to start on objects of type *file, *dtaara, and *dtaq. When indexes are created over tables the object gets journaled (type = *file) but not the...
about 5 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 4 Not under consideration