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OBJECT_LOCK_INFO() table function which accepts library name, object name, and object type - returns list of locks on that object

This is very similar to the OBJECT_LOCK_INFO view, but it can target a specific object similar to WRKOBJLCK command. It should be able to return the locks for the object much more quickly than using the view.
12 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 4 Functionality already exists

Support UPSERT statement to improve SQL programming productivity

In-house development team in an IBM i customer here wants to pick up productive database, and UPSERT statement currently supported with PostgreSQL appears so attractive to them for productivity.
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Functionality already exists

Allow PTF Groups to be ordered using deltas

We have developed a tool that can compare the PTF Group levels installed on a system and those available from IBM. When we see a difference between the group levels we use SNDPTFORD to order the PTF's directly to an Image Catalog ready for install...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 1 Functionality already exists

Add ability to Remove Profile Tokens (QSYRMVPT) API to remove all invalidated or expired profile tokens

Currently there is no way to clean-up expired and invalidated profile tokens. The Remove Profile Tokens (QSYRMVPT) API allows you to remove all profile tokens, all profile tokens for a specific user or a specific profile token. Given the current l...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Security 2 Functionality already exists

Allow TEMPLATE keyword for standalone fields

The template keyword allows data structures to be defined as a custom complex type simply for the purpose of defining other data structures with the same structure. Extending this to standalone variables will allow custom simple types to be define...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 Functionality already exists

Double-click on column name in result, inserts that name at cursor position in editor

In ACS -> Run SQL script: Today we have context assistance by pressing F4 to build up SQL statements - and it works nice. However it is not always practical for complicated statements ( stored procedures, UDTF etc.) So an alternative and more m...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 2 Functionality already exists

add comment (or label) on DB2 Views

On DB2 for i, it is impossible to set a comment on a view object. Neither the “COMMENT ON” nor the “LABEL ON” commands accept a view object. It would be very useful to set label (or comment) on views, to facilitate the work of database administrat...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Functionality already exists

On Power 10 with IBM i fc5899 natively supported or must go through VIOS?

Do I have to use VIOS in order to use the FC 5899 on Power 1024 on an IBM i partition.
over 1 year ago in Power Systems Design 1 Functionality already exists

To have an option to remove the disk pairing during VMRM DR Rehearsal cleanup so the disks can be re-used/re-purposed

- The client has a policy of conducting a Planned DR Test once a year using the GDR. They have not used the DR Rehearsal feature before.- Now, with VMRM 1.5, they want to utilize the DR Rehearsal feature especially on the new LPARs that will be cr...
over 2 years ago in VM Recovery Manager 1 Functionality already exists

CHGASPACT *SUSPEND / if it fails, need info about blocking processes / jobs

Hi in order to do a flashcopy while active we use to to a chgaspact aspdev(*sysbas) option(*suspend) ssptimo(60) ssptimoacn(*END) On some customer systems this fails even with a second try with 90 seconds. The problem is, there is no information w...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Core OS 1 Functionality already exists