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forstie / JSON_TABLE and survival tips for shredding JSON with SQL
Created Aug 1, 2019
This example shows how to overcome what seems to be commonplace: JSON Web Services that return an invalid JSON document.
View JSON_TABLE and survival tips for shredding JSON with SQL
-- This fails to return data....why?
SELECT cusip, issueDate, bidToCoverRatio
FROM JSON_TABLE(
SYSTOOLS.HTTPGETCLOB('https://www.treasurydirect.gov/TA_WS/securities/announced?format=json&type=FRN&pagesize=5', null),
'$.root[*]'
COLUMNS(cusip VARCHAR(10) PATH '$.cusip',
issueDate Timestamp PATH '$.issueDate',
bidToCoverRatio double PATH '$.bidToCoverRatio')
) AS X;
stop;
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forstie / Remove *IOSYSCFG from users and groups
Created Jul 28, 2019
This example shows the power of the REGEXP_REPLACE built-in function, when combined with IBM i Services for security and dynamic SQL.
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-- Author: Scott Forstie
-- Email : forstie@us.ibm.com
-- Date : July 28, 2019
--
-- Subtract '*IOSYSCFG from all users by producing the CHGUSRPRF command
-- necessary to get the job done
--
with iosyscfg_users (user_name) as (
select authorization_name
from qsys2.user_info
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forstie / Dates and TIMESTAMP_FORMAT
Last active Jul 22, 2019
Formatting date data into true date and time date types
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-- Author: Scott Forstie
-- Email: forstie@us.ibm.com
create or replace variable coolstuff.decdate dec(6,0);
set coolstuff.decdate = '190718';
-- July 18, 2019 (yes, really!)
values timestamp_format(varchar(coolstuff.decdate), 'YYMMDD');
-- Wow
-- Yowza
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forstie / User profile ownership and basic authorities.sql
Last active Jul 9, 2019
The first query identifies those users who are lacking authority to use their own *USRPRF. This lack of authority can cause annoying failures in software products. The other queries are used to review whether the *USRPRF ownership implementation matches the strategy.
View User profile ownership and basic authorities.sql
--
-- description: Which users lack basic authority to their own user profile?
--
select *
from qsys2.object_privileges
where object_type = '*USRPRF'
and object_name = authorization_name
and (object_operational <> 'YES'
or object_management <> 'YES'
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forstie / Revieve details for active 5250 sessions.sql
Last active Jun 30, 2019
Use SQL's NETSTAT and ACTIVE_JOB_INFO services to identify and explore active 5250 sessions.
View Revieve details for active 5250 sessions.sql
--
-- description: Find active Telnet or Interactive 5250 sessions
--
-- resource: ibm.biz/WellDefinedIBMiPorts
--
select remote_address, remote_port, authorization_name as user_name, job_name
from qsys2.netstat_job_info n
where local_port in (23,992) and job_type = 'INTERACTIVE';
--
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forstie / GO SAVE Option 21 history via SQL.sql
Created Jun 28, 2019
Use SQL to retrieve the QUSRSYS/QSRSAV21 *DTAARA and transform the detail therewithin into consumable history.
View GO SAVE Option 21 history via SQL.sql
-- Author: Scott Forstie
-- Date : June 28, 2019
-- Email : forstie@us.ibm.com
--
-- ==============
-- Basic Version
-- ==============
--
--
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forstie / Change trigger programs in production.sql
Created Jun 26, 2019
This example shows how to use the ALLOW_DDL_CHANGES_WHILE_OPEN QAQQINI option within a specific job to avoid the requirement of needing an exlusive lock for the *FILE object, before making a change to a trigger program.
View Change trigger programs in production.sql
--
-- Create, Replace, Delete, or Disable trigger programs
-- without acquiring an exclusive lock over the file
-- =======
--
-- Resource: ibmsystemsmag.com/blogs/i-can/august-2017/manage-trigger-programs-in-productions
-- Prepare to break the rules
call qsys2.override_qaqqini(1, '', '');
-- Rules broken
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forstie / Reuseable SQL code segments with INCLUDE
Last active Jun 26, 2019
Locate reusable pieces of SQL code into the IFS. Then, use INCLUDE to pull those segments into your SQL routines or triggers, and even ACS's Run SQL Scripts or RUNSQLSTM.
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--
-- Use INCLUDE (SQL) to maintain reusable code segments.
-- and incorporate in scripts or SQL Procedures, Functions, and Triggers
-- Reference: http://ibm.biz/DB2fori_INCLUDE
--
--
-- description: Use the INCLUDE statement to pull
-- in and execute common pieces
-- of SQL
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forstie / Row permissions control for ZDA access.sql
Created Jun 24, 2019
Row permissions control for ZDA access
View Row permissions control for ZDA access.sql
--
-- description: This row permission can be used to disallow specific jobnames from selecting
-- data over a specific file
--
cl:CHGFCNUSG FCNID(QIBM_DB_SECADM) USER(SCOTTF) USAGE(*ALLOWED); -- repeat this on the target (not yet mirrored)
set schema star1g ;
set path star1g ;
create table RowPermRules (
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forstie / Query Spooled File contents for a specific user.sql
Created Jun 21, 2019
Query Spooled File contents for a specific user
View Query Spooled File contents for a specific user.sql
--
-- description: What spooled files does the current user own?
--
select job_name, spooled_file_name, file_number, user_data,
create_timestamp
from qsys2.output_queue_entries_basic
where user_name = user;
stop;
--
-- description: Query the contrents of RUNSQLSTM spooled files for the current user
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