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Db2 for i

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Select into :dsArray

It would be great to be able to select columns from a table directly into a data structure array instead of going through the process of creating a cursor. Because a lot of times you just want the list of matches and then your done. It makes even ...
about 4 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 6 Not under consideration

Exit Point QIBM_QDB_OPEN split

In the operating system there is one entry point DBOPEN Format DBOP0100 that takes care of database access. This is a really powerful exit point, because if activated it shows every access to a file. But on the other side is this exact the biggest...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 12 Not under consideration

allow three part names in db2 for i services

please add ability to use three-part naming in UDTF or in db2 for i services likeQSYS2.JOB_INFOIt seems that the 3-part naming isn't working or supported in UDTFs. .e.g.:https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/community/wikis/home?lang=en#!/wiki/IBM%20...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Not under consideration

Implementation of restore function that does not change the state of the access path

We would like you to implement the restore function that does not change the state of the access path by implicitly shared access paths. Our customers are having trouble getting their program to do something unexpected by save and restore. We wou...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 6 Not under 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

Visual explain as a SQL - IBM i service

Visual explain is a vital tool to get the information about how a SQL statement is processed and to understand the nature of SQL queries. However, it can be quite complicated to oververview complicated queries and the graph can be quite chaotic. M...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Not under consideration

QIBM_QZDA_INIT - Add new format that includes the source IP

Add a new exit point format for QIBM_QZDA_INIT that includes the IP address of the client initiating the connection. Use Case: We use the QIBM_QZDA_INIT exit point to filter which user accounts are allowed access via ODBC/JDBC. We would like to be...
almost 7 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Not under consideration

Increase VARCHAR() Scaler to 65KB, 16MB or 2GB

Currently SQL VARCHAR() scalar function under DB2 for i supports lengths of up to 32k or 32k-1 w/Nullable values. HLL on IBM i support 64k Varchar column/fields as well as 16MB Varchar lengths. Other Platforms (Microsoft) also support much longer ...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Not under consideration

Allow use of RPG procedures in embedded SQL as host "variable"

When writing embedded SQL, host variables should be real variables instead of expressions which requires additional step to define extra work variables and assign the expression in advance to the work variable. Use Case: An example might be as fol...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 4 Not under consideration

Alter table without exclusive lock

Provide possibility to alter table add column without exclusive lock on the table to enable 24x7 deployment with zero downtime for real-time applications. Possible solution can be done in a same way as online DDL in innodb. (https://dev.mysql.com/...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Not under consideration