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Status Future consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories Db2 for i
Created by Guest
Created on Jul 4, 2023

Please finish/complete the integration of long SQL names into Db2 for i

When Long SQL Names are used, you can only rename those object using the SQL RENAME statement. However, RENAME supports only TABLEs, VIEWs, and INDEXes. Which means *FILE objects only. Sequences, Variables, Functions, Procedures, and the myriad other SQL "types" are not supported. 

When using Long SQL Names, you can't extract the object name via any interface exception the OBJECT_STATISTICS table function. The QDBRTVSN API only works with *FILE and *LIB objects.

When using Long SQL Names, you can't move an object, unless you specify the related System Object Name, which means using the OBJECT_STATISTICS table function first, obtain the short, system object names, then using those often obscure names with the MOVOBJ or similar interface. 

My recommended solution is to add the long name attribute to the OIR and build one of those internal indexes over it for fast access. 

But unlike the current SQL implementation, whatever API or interface you provide to support the long names, please make them case-insensitive unless they are "double quoted". 

Idea priority High
  • Admin
    Sabine Jordan
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    Oct 18, 2023

    The CEAC has reviewed this requirement and recommends that IBM view this as a HIGH priority requirement that is important to address.

    Background: The COMMON Europe Advisory Council (CEAC) members have a broad range of experience in working with small and medium-sized IBM i customers. CEAC has a crucial role in working with IBM i development to help assess the value and impact of individual RFEs on the broader IBM i community and has therefore reviewed your RFE.

    To find out how CEAC help to shape the future of IBM i, see CEAC @ ibm.biz/BdYSYj and the article "The Five Hottest IBM i RFEs Of The Quarter" at ibm.biz/BdYSZT

    Sabine Jordan + Sara Anrdres – CEAC Program Manager, IBM

  • Admin
    Maria del Carmen Ruvalcaba Cevallos
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    Aug 22, 2023

    The CAAC has reviewed this IBM Idea and recommends that IBM not implement this request.

    There are alternative ways to solve this, specially SQL Services

    Background: The COMMON Americas Advisory Council (CAAC) members have a broad range of experience in working with small and medium-sized IBM i customers. CAAC has a key role in working with IBM i development to help assess the value and impact of individual IBM Ideas on the broader IBM i community and has therefore reviewed your Idea.


    For more information about CAAC, see www.common.org/caac


    Carmelita Ruvalcaba - CAAC Program Manager

  • Guest
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    Jul 24, 2023
    This Idea contains multiple enhancement topics. The one we are considering for this request is to extend the SQL RENAME statement to other SQL object types.

    IBM will use this Idea as input to planning, but no commitment is made or implied. This Idea will be updated in the future if IBM implements it.

    The following Idea might provide some of what you are looking for as well. You can vote or add comments to it:
    https://ibm-power-systems.ideas.ibm.com/ideas/IBMI-I-2410

    If additional specific enhancements should be considered, open individual Ideas to be evaluated.

    Db2 for i development team
    IBM Power Systems Development