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IBM i

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Run SQL Scripts Db2 connections

It would be nice if the IBM i ACS Run SQL Scripts tool can also be used to connect to a Db2 LUW database by simply specifying a different driver. There would be no need to use a different client. DB admins would benefit from this .
about 15 hours ago in IBM i / Other 0 Submitted

Enhance IBM DB2 SQL triggering to allow running the triggering action in async mode to improve system performance

This is useful for non critical batch run update for huge size file to shorten the program run time.
6 days ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 0 Submitted

Allow to initialize arrays using %list

Allow for arrays to be initialized using %list command, for example: dcl-s allowedValues int(10) dim(4) inz(%list(1:2:3:4)); Plus error checking when initial value exceeds array size etc.
12 days ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 0 Submitted

Full support of Field Reference File (FRF) in SQL

When creating tables via SQL it is not possible to use the concept of a FRF to define fields in a consistent way and especially query the catalogs later on to find the origin of a field. A workaround is a CREATE TABLE AS however this doesn't suppo...
13 days ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 0 Submitted

Better behavior and error handling between Infoprint and SMTP

We've gone to great lengths to troubleshoot an email delivery issue in IBM Case TS015919455. When encountering a transient email delivery issue while using a 3rd party email relay server on the public internet (i.e. Microsoft 365), the IBM SMTP se...
14 days ago in IBM i / Print 1 Future consideration

SQL Scalar function to check access to an IFS file or folder

IFS_ACCESS - SQL Scalar function to check access to an IFS file or folder It returns: 0=If the file or folder Exists and you have access -1=No access or file does not exists use case: -- returns 0 for the home folder - it exists values IFS_ACCESS ...
14 days ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 0 Submitted

Named parameters for SQL insert statement.

Db2 for i has in few occasions been a forerunner for features of SQL. So perhaps this idea could also be one of these features. We have used named parameters for UDTF and stored procedures for quite some time. SELECT * FROM TABLE (QSYS2.IFS_OBJECT...
14 days ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 0 Submitted

Provide a view to list all files/objects which have authority collection turned on (i.e. AUTCOLVAL(*OBJINF))

Due to the nature of authority collection, it's common to leave it turned on for days/weeks. It's easy to lose track of what objects are being collected. Checking across the entire LPAR is generally not feasible (including the IFS). One roundabout...
15 days ago in IBM i / Security 0 Submitted

new IBM i SQL server to return additional TCP/IP information

with the addition of some new services that do DNS lookup functions(thanks!) we need a service that shows the current DNS configuration for the server. CFGTCP <option 12> is the data i am referring to.
15 days ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Submitted

Allow "Save As" when creating a console session through ACS System Configuration

When creating a console session through ACS System Configuration, the options are "Save" or "Save as multiple sessions." We would like these sessions to be saved with the other HOD files when 5250 Session Manager is opened, aand a "Save As" functi...
15 days ago in IBM i / System Management 1 Not under consideration