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Status Delivered
Workspace IBM i
Created by Guest
Created on May 10, 2018

Add support for Sequelize (Node.js package) on IBM i/DB2

Sequelize is a popular promise-based Node.js package used by thousands of sites for abstracted DB access to PostgreSQL, MySQL, SQLite, MariaDB and Microsoft SQL Server. It eliminates the need to write raw SQL in the appropriate "flavor" and instead uses ORM (Object Relational Mapping) to handle interaction between the application and the database.

So for example:
SELECT * FROM Users WHERE id = 4;
user = Users.find(4);

Sequelize does not currently work with DB2. So this request is to add IBM i DB2 as one of the compatible databases for Sequelize.

Use Case:

Sequelize abstracts Node.js programs from the DB layer, making it possible to extend a "write once, run anywhere" paradigm to the databases that Sequelize supports.

If the IBM i / DB2 flavor of DB access was supported, it would open up IBM i to many more software packages that have standardized on Sequelize for database access.

For example, say you have a Node application wherein you can specify names for a particular piece of data you want to retrieve from a schema/table/column (or in IBM i parlance, library/file/field). Using Sequelize it wouldn't matter if the specified DB object resided in MS SQL or IBM i DB2 or what-have-you, the application would retrieve the data in the same manner for all cases.

Idea priority High
  • Guest
    Jun 11, 2019

    This has been delivered. It is currently available via a Sequelize fork at
    (the intent is to upstream the new dialect to the community)

  • Guest
    Oct 23, 2018

    The CAAC has reviewed this requirement and recommends that IBM view this as a high priority requirement that is important to be addressed. This would be really useful in an Open Source world, since it would make IBM i accessible to a wider audience.

    Background: The COMMON Americas Advisory Council (CAAC) members have a broad range of experience in working with small and medium-sized IBM i customers. CAAC has a key role in working with IBM i development to help assess the value and impact of individual RFEs on the broader IBM i community, and has therefore reviewed your RFE.

    For more information about CAAC, see

    For more details about CAAC's role with RFEs, see

    Nancy Uthke-Schmucki - CAAC Program Manager

  • Guest
    May 16, 2018

    Thank you for your submission. IBM understands the value of this request and will be considering implementation.

  • Guest
    May 14, 2018

    Due to processing by IBM, this request was reassigned to have the following updated attributes:
    Brand - Servers and Systems Software
    Product family - Power Systems
    Product - IBM i
    Component - Open Source, PASE
    Operating system - IBM i
    Source - ISV (Independent Software Vendor)

    For recording keeping, the previous attributes were:
    Brand - Servers and Systems Software
    Product family - Power Systems
    Product - IBM i
    Component - Db2 for i
    Operating system - IBM i
    Source - ISV (Independent Software Vendor)