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Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories Db2 Web Query
Created by Guest
Created on Dec 6, 2018

Multiple values into a prompt using text input

Support case ID:TS001543575

We can get multiple results by entering multiple values into a prompt using text input when we search by using some reports on DB2 WebQuery 2.1.

example:
enter prompt ---> A 'OR' B
search result ---> data of A and B

We heard that it isn't possible with DB2 WebQuery 2.2.
When we extract data and analyze it in our work, it is very necessary to enter multiple values in a prompt.

We want you to realize it in one of the following 1-3 ways on DB2 WebQuery 2.2.

1. entering prompt ---> A,B,*** (comma separated)
--> our best solution
2. Uploding a spreadsheet(xlsx) with multple values in Excel columns
example:
----spreadsheet---
<1 column>
A
B
C
------------------
enter prompt ---> A,B,C
search result ---> data of A and B
3. entering prompt ---> A 'OR' B (current soltion)


Use Case:

We export some user's data to csv or xlsx by entering some user IDs in a prompt or uploding a spreadsheet on a report.


Idea priority Urgent
  • Guest
    Jul 30, 2020

    .This OR capability was inadvertently allowed in the product in the past and was a potential injection security exposure that was closed in 2.2. Alternative have been provided to the original submitter.

  • Guest
    Jul 25, 2019

    Thank you for your request. We understand the behavior has been restricted but was necessary due to the security exposure it enabled.

    We would like more information on your request.

    1. For the product there is the existing support of IN List with a simple parameter that works similar to what you do today. The input for the parameter would be comma separated, quoted strings something like your first suggestion: 'ABC', 'DEF'. Please try this and see if it could satisfy your request.

    2. Regarding the second suggestion of using an excel spreadsheet as input, how do you envision that working? If it was simply copy/paste, then the previous IN list comment would seem to work. If you were thinking Web Query would somehow read the data in the excel spreadsheet, please describe more. Is it an upload followed by run? The challenge in such a solution is how would web query know about the spreadsheet and what sheet/cells are important..