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Status Not under consideration
Created by Guest
Created on Dec 12, 2022

Allow pass thru of sql syntax using some kind of key work start/end structure to allow use of underlying RDBMS system capabilities

While using the search capabilities of FileNet Content Platform Engine, we have found some cases where the delivered SQL API for FileNet limits the capabilities of the underlying database software.  Examples include parallelism, top XXX (row num limits) in sub queries, calculated results/counts/totals.  The idea is that a value like PASSTHRUSTART and PASSTHRUEND could be provided to a defined FileNet API SQL query and what is between the key words is sent literally to the DB as SQL syntax.  We realize this would be advanced query and malfunctions caused by sending in wong syntax would be solely on the customers shoulders to address, not IBMs.

Some examples:  

Return a count of documents by class: SELECT PASSTHRUSTART /* +parallel(8) */ count( PASSTHRUEND [d].This PASSTHRUSTART ) PASSTHRUEND FROM Document d;

Results in query (Oracle) like select /* +parallel(8) */ count(d.Id) from schema.docVersion d where d.object_class_id in ({ABC123....}, {ABC124....}, {ABC125....})

Return a query based on first 100 of subquery found: SELECT [d].This FROM Document d WHERE d.Id IN (SELECT PASSTHRUSTART TOP 100 PASSTHRUEND [l].Head_Id FROM Link l WHERE [l].Tail_Id = {ABC123....}); 

Results in query (Oracle) like select d.Id from schema.docVersion d where d.Id in (select top 100 l.head_id from l where l.tail_id = {ABC123...});

Many other examples exist, the results may not always need to be lists of documents but also tallies, counts, calculated values, etc.



Idea priority Low