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Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Created by Guest
Created on Aug 30, 2011

Default Schema does not function as expecting for iSeries DB2 database connection from SQL Scrapbook/Script

Using RBD & RDPi (Ver 8.0)
On the iSeries DB2 Database Connection Properties defining the Default Schema under Driver Properties is not working from the SQL Scrapbook/Script. I am under impression that opening the SQL Scrapbook/Script will always refer to the schema/library that was defined as Default Schema in the Connection Properties value. But while executing the sql query from the SQL Scrapbook/Script it's always referring to the user name as a default schema name.

What I am looking for is a concept of Library Lists (default to a list of schemas) in the DB2 Connection under Data perspective so that from a SQL Scrapbook or Script I don't have to mention the schema name/library names along with the table/file names. The query engine will be smart enough to first lookup in the Default Schema values for the files declared in the sql query. For example if I define the Default Schemas as SETHD; DIBYENDUS and if my SQL query is something like SELECT * FROM EMPMASTER, the query engine will lookup the file EMPMASTER first in schema/library SETHD, if not found then DIBYENDUS, if not will come up with the appropriate error. If the Default Schema values are not entered (left blank) then can be default to the user name (what it is doing currently).

For further reference please refer to the attached document.

Thanks & Regards

Use Case:

Go to Data Perspective.
Connect to iSeries DB2 database
Right click of mouse on Connection and select Properties
Select Driver Properties option
Enter schema names on the field
Click OK
Now select the Connection and then select Open SQL Scrapbook
Execute a query without mentioning the schema/library name for the table/file and also make sure the table/file does not exists in the schema/library name which is same as user id in iSeries.

Idea priority High
  • Guest
    Sep 14, 2015

    Due to processing by IBM, this request was reassigned to have the following updated attributes:
    Brand - Servers and Systems Software
    Product family - Programming Languages
    Product - Developer for Power Systems

    For recording keeping, the previous attributes were:
    Brand - Rational
    Product family - Design & development
    Product - Developer for Power Systems

  • Guest
    Mar 30, 2014

    Thank you for submitting the RFE. We have determined that the RFEs should be assigned to the IBM Data Studio team. Unfortunately IBM Data Studio is not on the RFE Community although we recommend you contact tech support for IBM Data Studio to submit the RFE.

  • Guest
    Oct 4, 2011

    I had submitted the same issue as a bug. APAR PM39632. The datatools are the responsability of the RAD application, so it has to fixed there first and will eventually get picked up by RD Power.
    In the mean time, there is a work around, Instead of choosing the "ToolBox" driver, choose "Other" and specify all the properties there as they were on the Toolbox one. There is not input for the default schema, you need to put it in the URL: jdbc:as400:host/schema;property=value;

  • Guest
    Aug 30, 2011

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