Can we make the tag ibm-midrange and iseries the alias? iSeries is a decade old, but autocorrect in the tag field suggests it..

Also, should there be a DB2-fo-IBM-i tag for issue that are specific to the IBM i flavor of DB2, like calling RPG as a stored procedure?

  • I assume there are situational differences in the products that would warrant making version specific tags? – billinkc Sep 25 '15 at 16:15
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    Yes, for example, you can call an RPG program as a stored procedure in DB2 on the IBM i. There also seems to be less XML support. Thirdly, the networking protocol is different. You need a difference JDBC or whatever driver. Finally, you have other artifacts of dealing with tables on the green screen as Physical files, and "long column names" – Justin Dearing Sep 25 '15 at 16:49
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    There is often confusion with the Midrange version (DB2 for i) vs DB2 LUW and DB2/z. The most frequent problem is that people think they are interchangeable because they're all branded 'DB2'. The most common question: 'What version of DB2 is DB2 for i?' A: There is no version; it's utterly integrated with the operating system and if you're asking about a version you're trying to install something for IBM i that belongs on LUW or z. – Buck Calabro Sep 25 '15 at 17:17
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    Please edit your question to clarify exactly what you're proposing. I can't parse it as currently written. – Paul White says GoFundMonica Sep 25 '15 at 23:30
  • I had no idea anyone would call AS/400 stuff "midrange" in 2015. iSeries replaced AS400 in common parlance, but has the "midrange" name actually documented ANYWHERE? It's "IBM i" on their website. – Warren P Sep 28 '15 at 18:29

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