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Db2 for i

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Add SQL Object Type to QDBRTVFD and QUSROBJD APIs

Today the SQL object type is available only via the QUSRMBRD (Retrieve Member Description) API. However when a file has NO MEMBERS, the QUSRMBRD API cannot be used to retrieve the needed SQL Object Type. Ironically, the QDBRTVFD (Retrieve File Des...
5 days ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 0 Submitted

SQL scalar functions SETENV and GETENV

SQL has many ways to store and retrieve configuration parameters. Tables, global variables etc. However when SQL is not the only part of the loop environment variables is mostly used else where for common configuration. So where SQL interact with ...
26 days ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 0 Submitted

Adjust the functionality of AUDIT_JOURNAL_* table functions

I think the current behavior is quite confusing. For example, if I'm trying to retrieve the QAUDJRN "PW" entries from a specific receiver, I might try this: SELECT * FROM TABLE ( SYSTOOLS.AUDIT_JOURNAL_PW(STARTING_RECEIVER_LIBRARY => 'QSYS', ...
13 days ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Submitted

Trigger administration

This set up rights on the ADDPFRTG command identical to those set up on the SQL CREATE TRIGGER statements
2 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Future consideration

Allow variables defined with like(<file-field>) to be used as embedded SQL host variables

If a variable in RPGLE is defined with like, and the source field comes from an external file (PF, DSPF, etc), the SQL preprocessor does not like it. Example: dcl-f CUSTMAST keyed; dcl-s qCust like(CUSTNUM); // CUSTNUM defined in CUSTMAST If I att...
24 days ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 0 Submitted

Consolidate documentation for Services and documentation for the system catalog into one area.

Instead of placing the documentation for IBM i Services underneath "Performance and query optimization" move it to "Db2 for i catalog views". Take these links: Db2® for i Services: https://www.ibm.com/docs/en/i/7.5?topic=optimization-db2-i-service...
7 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 9 Future consideration

Implement JSON_LEN SQL scalar function (returns # of elements in JSON array)

Please implement a new SQL scalar function JSON_LEN, which returns the number of elements in a JSON array. if MyJSON contains "{"MyObj":{"MyArray":["One","Two","Three"]}}" exec sql set :NumElems = JSON_LEN(:MyJSON, '$.MyObj.MyArray'); sets NumElem...
about 1 month ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Future consideration

Enhance or create a new DB2 Service IFS Save Files

Need the ability to see the details of a save file that contains IFS objects so that we can programmatically act on what is inside the save file. For example: CRTSAVF FILE(yourlib/yoursavf)SAV DEV('/qsys.lib/yourlib.lib/yoursavf.file') OBJ(('/home...
3 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Future consideration

Include DDM File based-on object information in the QDBRTVFD API

Today, when using QDBRTVFD to retrieve information about a DDMF (DDM File) the based on information returns only the Record Format name, not the file or library (or member) over which the DDMF is pointing. This occurs even when the DDMF is pointin...
13 days ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 0 Submitted

Include non externally described files info in the SYSPARTITIONSTAT sql view

I'm using the qsy2.syspartitionstat function to analyze physical files info, like sizing, number of members, info change dates, and others. I find it really easy to use and has a great functionality. But I was surprised that it doesn't consider th...
27 days ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 0 Submitted