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Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories IBM i Access Family
Created by Guest
Created on Oct 14, 2022

ACS Data Transfer upload should allow *UPDADD

ACS Data Transfer "To IBM i" only allows add or replace. There's no way to update existing rows. This is a very common task, where data needs to inserted or updated if it already exists.
Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Oct 27, 2022
    Thank you for submitting your Idea to enhance IBM i Access Client Solutions. We have decided to decline this request. As an alternative, a solution that could be used today would be to use Data Transfer to upload the new data to a temporary table. Then use Run SQL Scripts and leverage the MERGE statement to use the temporary table data to update/insert into the target table. The MERGE statement updates a target using data from a source. Rows in the target that match the input data may be updated or deleted as specified, and rows that do not exist in the target may be inserted as specified. Additional information about the MERGE statement is available here:
    https://www.ibm.com/docs/en/i/7.5?topic=statements-merge

    IBM Power Systems Development