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Status Delivered
Workspace IBM i
Categories Documentation
Created by Guest
Created on Apr 27, 2022

Add Availability of SQL Table Functions to Documentation

SQL Table Functions are great, but dangerous to use if used in commercial or Open Source Software, because the documentation lacks release information.

Please add the release and the technology refreshes since when a SQL table function is available to the documentation of the function, similar to the documentation of APIs.

For example you may add the following information to the end of the page:

Available since:

7.4: SF99704 Level 13

7.3: SF99703 Level 24

Idea priority High
  • Guest
    May 5, 2022

    Thank you very much for all the information provided. I still think that it would be better to have the availability of a SQL table function directly on the documentation page as it is already done for APIs.

    But at least the IBM i Services (SQL) page is very helpful as well as the link to it on the IBM i Services page. Last but not least the QSYS2.SERVICES_INFO table is a great source of information.

    Best Regards,


  • Guest
    May 4, 2022
    The information requested is available in the IBM i Technology updates wiki. This page shows each table function and view and includes the release and database fixpack where it was introduced and/or enhanced.

    As a result of this specific Idea, a link to this wiki page was just added on the overview page for services in IBM Documentation as well.

    IBM believes this resolves the request in an way that is easy to understand.

    One additional note that could help you out. There is an SQL service, a table named QSYS2.SERVICES_INFO, that contains information about the level of every service on your system. This table can be queried by application code to identify what is available for use on that system.

    Db2 for i database team
    IBM Power Systems Development