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Status Functionality already exists
Workspace IBM i
Categories Db2 for i
Created by Guest
Created on May 30, 2024

Change the QSYS2.IFS_READ Table Function to accept a variable as the Path Name

It would make the IFS_READ Table Function more useful when processing files received from REST API's.

Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Jun 10, 2024

    You are correct. Changing the Path Variable to varchar caused my program to execute successfully. Thanks for the information.

  • Guest
    Jun 10, 2024
    IBM believes that the suggested solution for this Idea already exists. IFS_READ has always allowed a variable for the path name. To avoid passing a path name with trailing blanks, you either need to use a varying length variable or trim the blanks from a fixed length variable.

    Db2 for i development team
    IBM Power Systems Development
  • Guest
    May 30, 2024

    Does this not work for you?


    ctl-opt dftactgrp(*no);
    ctl-opt main(main);

    dcl-proc main;
    dcl-s path varchar(50) inz('/tmp/test.txt');
    dcl-s line varchar(50);

    exec sql
    select line
    into :line
    from table(qsys2.ifs_read(path_name => :path))
    fetch first row only;

    dsply line;