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Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories Db2 for i
Created by Guest
Created on Apr 4, 2022

Add version/release check to RTVSQLSTM "compiler"

When running SQL via RUNSQLSTM, it would be nice to have the ability to check the current IBM i VxRy and conditionally control (include) sections of code. For example, many IBM Services UDTFs have new or changed input parameters on later releases. It would be nice to be able to check what release the RUNSQLSTM is being targeted for (via the TGTRLS parameter) and use that to control how to render other statements.

Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    May 4, 2022
    IBM does not intend to provide a solution to this request at this time, so it is being closed.

    Having conditional code inclusion based upon TGTRLS would only account for a small portion of the problem you have identified. There are many IBM i services that are introduced and enhanced by PTFs during the life of a release. A complete solution would need to account for those changes as well.

    For an alternate solution that is available today and was introduced in IBM i 7.2, consider using the QSYS2.SERVICES_INFO table to solve the problem. It lists every service and the database PTF group level of the service on the IBM i where the table is located. By querying this table along with using the Db2 for i PTF Group information from the IBM i Services wiki pages (, you should be able to craft a solution that identifies the level of code that is available where a RUNSQLSTM command is being run.