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Status Future consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories Db2 for i
Created by Guest
Created on Mar 20, 2024

External Tables

It would be very useful to have tables whose content is given by text files, such as Oracle's External Tables.

in Oracle this functionality is obtained like this:


CREATE TABLE my_ext_table ( id NUMBER, author VARCHAR2(30), created DATE, text CLOB )

ORGANIZATION EXTERNAL (

DEFAULT DIRECTORY MY_DIRECTORY

ACCESS PARAMETERS (

RECORDS DELIMITED BY '0x'0A''

FIELDS TERMINATED BY ',' OPTIONALLY ENCLOSED BY '"'

( id CHAR(10),

author CHAR(30),

created DATE "YYYY-MM-DD",

text CHAR(131071)

)

)

LOCATION (

MY_DIRECTORY:'/dir/dir/file.csv'

)

);



Idea priority Low
  • Guest
    Reply
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    Apr 17, 2024

    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 Andres – CEAC Program Manager, IBM

  • Guest
    Reply
    |
    Mar 20, 2024
    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.

    Db2 for i development team
    IBM Power Systems Development