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Add FromStreamFile option to CRTPAGSEG

We turned FTP off on our system. I had the need to update a page segment & it look a lot of trial-and-error when using CPYFRMSTMF to copy the raw page segment from the IFS (added via network share) to a physical file to then execute the CRTPAG...
19 days ago in IBM i / Core OS 0 Submitted

Provide access to "extraction program" used by DSPLOG and QMHOLHST API for Developer use

The QMHOLHST API is fine for simple selection and use but it not only omits a few pieces of the QHST log (such as from program and stmt nbr) it also severely limits the number of jobs that may be used to restrict the results. (currently 5) and the...
about 1 month ago in IBM i / Core OS 1 Not under consideration

New and modern type of subfile

Many of us asked to improve the subfiles, but all requests failed. Probably because the part of the operating system that mange subfiles contain old code and it is hard to do any changes. Suggestion: introduce a new type of subfiles, that will be ...
2 months ago in IBM i / Core OS 2 Under review

System tables to use date / time fields instead of character fields in job format

Current IBM supplied output files, such as QADSPOBJ, that are use as templates for associated system commands store dates in 2 character fields and times in single character fields. Given the power of Db2 for i and the availability of date / time...
2 months ago in IBM i / Core OS 2 Future consideration

Need additional ways to route jobs into subsystems other than User ID and IP address via SET_SERVER_SBS_ROUTING

We are using a WebSphere application that accesses the IBM i using DB2 UDB for iSeries (Toolbox). By default, this runs jobs on the IBM i under the QUSRWRK subsystem. We need to configure the system so that all the QZDASOINIT (or QZDASSINIT) jobs ...
2 months ago in IBM i / Core OS 2 Under review

Need API to return SQL_OBJECT_TYPE and SQL LONG NAME from IBM i object name and type and visversa

Please enhanced QGYOLOBJ and QUSROBJD return the SQL Long Object Name and SQL Object Type for objects that have those properties. Also, provide a new API or enhance QDBRTVSN to go in the reverse; that is to return the IBM i object name and object ...
4 months ago in IBM i / Core OS 2 Future consideration

Develop and Support Source Files 2.0 on IBM i

The use of legacy PF-SRC files is pervasive and cannot be abandoned. However, the need for an enhance source file structure is obvious. We need it to be a multi-member file as it is now, however with the following minimum enhancements: 1) Line/Rec...
5 months ago in IBM i / Core OS 1 Not under consideration

Provide a way to check object lock/allocation beyond WKROBJLCK

When deleting a user library if an object in that library is being referenced by or if the library is on a library list of another job, that library cannot be deleted. We need a way to know which jobs not only have the object locked, but also allo...
6 months ago in IBM i / Core OS 1 Future consideration

Option to set Fn keys text to s-Fn instead of F20 etc.

It has been over 30 years since a keyboard with F13 to F24 was manufactured. People entering the IBM i market in the last 20+ yeas have never seen one. Please provide an option (SysVal?) that swaps the 1988 Fn key identification from F13 to F24, t...
6 months ago in IBM i / Core OS 7 Not under consideration

Add STRCLNUP QEZSCNEP option to run once per day

The STRCLNUP and its job QSYSSCD run QEZSCNEP and then it seems to go to sleep for a period. This leaves the QEZSCNEP job running in QCTL 100% of the time. Provide an option to use something else (perhaps the job scheduler) so that it only runs on...
6 months ago in IBM i / Core OS 5 Not under consideration