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Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories Db2 for i
Created by Guest
Created on Aug 3, 2022

Please fix QMQUERY to not need to sign off and on again when modifying multiple queries.

The company I am at uses *QRYDFN for most reporting. I have had to convert these reports from *QRYDFN to *QMQRY. When working with 1 QMQRY and have completed my changes, I then move to the next QMQRY. This is not possible as the tool is currently designed and you have to sign off and on again to work with the next QMRY. This has been shown to the support team. Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) requires that we do change control each time a QRY is changed. This includes changing the parameters before running a *QRYDFN. Converting to QMQRY allows us to externalize the parameters and call the queries like we would call a program and thereby not needing to go through change control.
Idea priority High
  • Guest
    Sep 2, 2022
    IBM does not intend to provide a solution to this Idea at this time, so it is being closed.

    While we recognize the frustration you are encountering, this is considered a low priority enhancement for the IBM i user community.

    The strategy for Db2 for i reports and business intelligence is to use Db2 Web Query.
    Instead of investing in modest usability enhancements to the green screen legacy tools, our development resources are assigned to SQL, the SQL Query Engine, and Db2 Web Query.

    Db2 for i development team
    IBM Power Systems Development