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forstie / TopN user storage report.sql
Created Feb 9, 2020
This example takes a previous example and extends it. The idea here is that you want to proactively manage user consumption of storage. For the top storage consumers, return a report that lists their largest objects (either in QSYS or IFS) and provide some contextual detail. This solution includes simple controls to allow the caller to specify t…
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-- #SQLcandoit #IBMiServices #Db2fori
-- ======================================================================
-- Establish a UDTF that finds the largest N objects for a specific user
-- ======================================================================
create or replace function systools.N_largest_objects_owned (
user_name varchar(10) for sbcs data, limit_size bigint default 10
forstie / Object ownership by user - total report.sql
Created Feb 2, 2020
This gist combines several IBM i (SQL) Services to produce an easy to consume UDTF. Pass in a user name and you'll get back all the QSYS and IFS objects they own, ordered by size descending.
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create or replace function systools.objects_owned(
user_name varchar(10) FOR SBCS DATA)
object DBCLOB(16M) CCSID 1200,
size varchar(50) FOR SBCS DATA,
created timestamp,
changed timestamp,
used timestamp)
forstie / Use ACS on your IBM i to build spreadsheets.sql
Created Jan 17, 2020
This example simplifies a previous gist. ACS is now being shipped on your IBM i via PTFs. Subsequent PTFs will ship when major enhancements are made to ACS.
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-- Now that ACS is shipped on the IBM i via PTFs, we no longer need to manually move the
-- acsbundle.jar onto the IBM i. Just apply the latest ACS PTFs and reference the jar
-- at: /QIBM/proddata/Access/ACS/Base/acsbundle.jar
-- Initial PTFs of ACS
-- V7R4M0 SI71900
-- V7R3M0 SI71934
forstie / Generating spreadsheets with SQL.sql
Last active Jan 13, 2020
In this working example, we establish an SQL table which contains the spreadsheets we'd like to have generated. Each row in the table includes the query that will supply the data for the spreadsheet, and the location in the IFS where the spreadsheet should reside. Further, a different procedure emails the spreadsheets to an interested consumer. …
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-- =================================================================
-- Author: Scott Forstie
-- Email :
-- Date : January 10, 2020
-- =================================================================
-- Setup:
-- 1) create and populate the spreadsheet generator table
-- 2) change the procedure source code:
forstie / Mask birthdays with RCAC
Created Oct 14, 2019
This example shows how to use a Column Mask to prevent users from seeing the actual birthdate.
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-- RCAC Book:
-- Who is allowed to deploy COLUMN MASKs and ROW PERMISSIONs
call qsys.create_sql_sample('COFFEEBEAN');
forstie / Counting objects in a library.sql
Created Oct 22, 2019
There's frequently more than one way to code a solution. Today I was asked how to use SQL to count the number of objects within a library. There are two examples... one is very fast, but requires IBM i 7.4.
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-- description: Count objects in a library (superfast)
-- minvrm: v7r4m0
with libs (ln) as (
select objname
from table (
qsys2.object_statistics('*ALLSIMPLE', 'LIB')
forstie / journal receivers attached or not.sql
Created Oct 23, 2019
I was asked to provide a way to find journal receivers and discern whether or not they are attached or detached.
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-- description: Which journal receivers are currently attached?
select attached_journal_receiver_library, attached_journal_receiver_name
from qsys2.journal_info
where journal_library = 'PRODLIB'
order by 1,2;
forstie / ALLOBJ users with default passwords.sql
Created Nov 16, 2019
Security implementations can and should be monitored closely and on a regular cadence. This is one example where SQL can be used instead of the Analyze Default Passwords (ANZDFTPWD) command.
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-- Note, this example might take a while to run because its doing an exhaustive evaluation of which
-- users have *ALLOBJ special authority, either directly in their profile or indirectly via
-- group profile membership.
-- Next, those "super" users are evaluated to determine which (if any) of them have their password
-- set to match their user profile. (aka using a default password)
-- If this returns zero rows... good!
forstie / Temporalize a library.sql
Created Nov 8, 2019
System period temporal tables were added as a feature built into Db2 for i with IBM i 7.3. This example shows how Temporal could be established for all database files within a specific library.
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-- description: find database files and deploy Temporal over them
-- note: The history table will be named <existing-table-name>_HISTORY
-- note: Uncomment the LPRINTF's if you've built this procedure or have it from Db2 for i
-- minvrm: V7R3M0
CREATE OR REPLACE PROCEDURE coolstuff.deploy_temporal(target_library varchar(10))
forstie / JSON_TABLE and survival tips for shredding JSON with SQL
Last active Dec 16, 2019
This example shows how to overcome what seems to be commonplace: JSON Web Services that return an invalid JSON document.
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-- This fails to return data....why?
SELECT cusip, issueDate, bidToCoverRatio
COLUMNS(cusip VARCHAR(10) PATH '$.cusip',
issueDate Timestamp PATH '$.issueDate',
bidToCoverRatio double PATH '$.bidToCoverRatio')
) AS X;
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