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Create command for CL progam documentation

There is very nice command GENCMDDOC for documentation creation for CL command with nice HTML output. To have similiar command for CL programs could be very interesting and useful for documentation purposes eg GENCLDOC.
2 months ago in IBM i / Core OS 1 Not under consideration

Create an "Get Current Library Name" API in the spirit of Qp0wGetJobID

The current API named QWCRTVCA works okay, but in those times when you only need the current library (*CURLIB) for something, setting up the parameters and calling QWCRTVCA is far too verbose and complex. Please create a new simplified API to retu...
4 months ago in IBM i / Core OS 1 Not under consideration

QGYOLOBJ does not return Information_Status = 'L' value and it should

The QGYOLOBJ has key 201 as well as a base header that includes the same information as key 201. However, that field, "Information_Status" or Key 201 never includes the 'L' flag (locked). Instead it returns blanks when an object is locked. So eith...
4 months ago in IBM i / Core OS 4 Not under consideration

Change QUSRUSAT to work with LOCKED User Space Objects

When using the QUSRUSAT (Retrieve user space attributes) API, the API hangs/waits when the *USRSPC is *EXCL or *EXCLRD locked by another process. However since this is a read-only API, it should NOT wait. Other APIs, like DSPOBJD, QUSROBJD, etc. d...
5 months ago in IBM i / Core OS 4 Not under consideration

Change the SIZE Object in WRKOBJ from Byte to MB

Better to check the size of objects in WRKOBJ command
8 months ago in IBM i / Core OS 1 Not under consideration

Add Continuation Handle to QWCRJBLK API

"Job holds a large number of locks" but the best we can do is the limitation on the size of a Poitner to a User Space (16M) of available space to dump the job locks info with QWCRJBLK. The API needs to have a Continuation Handle like those used in...
11 months ago in IBM i / Core OS 2 Not under consideration

The QMHQRDQD API should not update the Object Last Used Date.

Currently if you call QMHQRDQD in an RPG or whatever program, that API updates the *DTAQ object's Last-Used Date with the current date. What if QUSROBJD updated the last used date? It doesn't because it should not. The QMHQRDQD API should not upda...
12 months ago in IBM i / Core OS 3 Not under consideration

Allow OVRPRTF command to specify TOSTMF('/dev/null') to suppress STDOUT from C based objects

Currently the OVRPRTF command will not allow overrides to stream files that already exist. We have been asked by a customer to suppress the creation of spooled files for certain batch tasks. Currently we issue the OVRPRTF command to route this to ...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Core OS 1 Not under consideration

Limit of 10 characters for an objectname is more than 30 years old, time to increase

IBM allows procedure-names with more than 10 characters for the name of the procedure. For a Service-program-name (and for all other objects on the IBM i) only 10 characters are allowed. In my company we have thousands of Service-programs because ...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Core OS 2 Not under consideration

Remove obsolete options from CRTNWSD and CRTNWSSTG

Many of the options on CRTNWSD and CRTNWSSTG are no longer viable. IBM hasn't supported iSCSI since 2016. Starting with the release after 7.5 they should limit it to options currently supported. I would suggest defaults of CRTNWSD TYPE(*GUEST) CRT...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Core OS 5 Not under consideration