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UUID datatype for IBMi

A UUID is a Universally Unique Identifier, meaning that these identifiers are unique over your whole DB; even better unique" across space and time". UUID's are stored in 128bit format and follow a standarized format (rfc4122) This makes the type a...
26 days ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 4 Future consideration

Add Db2i for i Service to maintain validation list

Please add a DB2 for i service that looks at/maintains the users under validations list under the HTTP admin server. If you need to rename a user today you can't, you have to recreate the user. Having a service like this will help helpdesk and/or ...
23 days ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Future consideration

Implement qsys2.Http_get for blob file

I think then the new sql function for http_get are really interesting, fast and above all there isn't java! I started use it instead of systools funcion, but I need an http_get that allow me download binary files like .zip . Please implement it! M...
9 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 8 Future consideration

Implementation of restore function that does not change the state of the access path

We would like you to implement the restore function that does not change the state of the access path by implicitly shared access paths. Our customers are having trouble getting their program to do something unexpected by save and restore. We wou...
6 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 6 Not under consideration

Add SQL functions ADD_DAYS, ADD_HOURS, ADD_MINUTES, ADD_SECONDS, ADD_YEARS

The function ADD_DAYS, ADD_HOURS, ADD_MINUTES, ADD_SECONDS, ADD_YEARS exist on DB2 LUW, but not on DB2 for i. However the function ADD_MONTHS is implemented on DB2 for i. Adding those missing functions on DB2 for i would be very useful to manage t...
about 2 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Future consideration

allow lower security for QSYS2.MTI_INTO() function

MTI_INFO allows DB Admins to gain information on temporary indexes. The user needs *JOBCTL or QIBM_DB_SQLADM authority. On larger Systems it is not easy to grant *JOBCTL or to maintain the SQLADM for all users. When *PGMR user tries to get informa...
24 days ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Future consideration

Extend FINAL TABLE to MERGE statement

DB2 on z/OS offers the FINAL TABLE with the MERGE statement, however on IBM i this is limited to INSERT only. Please change DB2 for i to also support FINAL TABLE combined with MERGE. Use case : in the query below, which increments a counter...
5 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 4 Future consideration

New IBM i SQL Service to Retrieve Certificate Usage Information

Need a DB2 SQL Service equivalent to API : Retrieve Certificate Usage Information (QYCDRCUI, QycdRetrieveCertUsageInfo) Use Case: We already have the CERTIFICATE_INFO table function, this would allow to know the certificates used (by DCM applicati...
9 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 4 Future consideration

DB2 SQL join with USING need to support nullable column

I have a problem with a JOIN when columns are nullable. summary: I ask for an correction of the USING feature : in the sql engine do a IS NOT DISTINCT FROM when the column is nullable, so USING will do its job. details: for a better explanation, y...
25 days ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration

Add SQL URI_ENCODE / URI_DECODE Function

IBM i SQL URI_ENCODE / URI_DECODE Function required to provide native support for HTML entities conversion. Benefit: Enables decoded URI value to be stored in an IBM i table as UTF-8 and displayed in ACS. Especially useful when working with differ...
27 days ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Future consideration