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As an administrator, I need to be able to take control of an interactive 5250 session.

We have situations where users either get interrupted, walk away from their screens, go to lunch or home. When this happens, other users are affected and their jobs either hang or get aborted with an error message due to a record lock or file with...
13 days ago in IBM i / Core OS 1 Functionality already exists

please update ICU libraries

Please update ICU libraries on the machine. They are simply too old. Looking into QICU library there are ten years ago versions. By the way, the ICU project is maintained by IBM itself. ICU is published and enlisted in the public API of the system...
about 2 months ago in IBM i / Core OS 4 Under review

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

A system needs to have the ability to call home when the slot on the bus is owned by the operating system (IBMi, AIX, Linux) and there is no hardware error logged as currently a system can only call home it there has been a hardware error.

There are cases where an issue has occurred on a system where data cannot pass but no hardware error has been logged. This can affect any adapter that passes data and is owned by the operating system. If this occurs, IBM cannot be automatically no...
3 months ago in IBM i / Core OS 2 Needs more information

Use the Partition/System Name Consistently

The nomenclature SYSNAME is associated with the RTVNETA command since before Partitions existed. It is now often known as the System/Partition or LPAR name. While IBM does display the System Name on UIM screens and menus, and stores it within crea...
3 months ago in IBM i / Core OS 2 Future consideration

Add a new option on CRTDUPOBJ to replace the object

Create a new option REPLACE(*YES|*NO) on the CRTDUPOBJ command that will replace the TO object if it exists. This will allow you to use Wildcards and just replace the object. The use case for this is so, we need to copy objects from one library to...
3 months ago in IBM i / Core OS 0 Under review

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...
5 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...
5 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

Add CPYJOBSCDE Command

we have work and add job scheduled entries but, can we also have a copy job scheduled entry? Sometimes you need to add a job scheduled entry and just change a script that is going to run. For example, First job scheduled entry SBMJOB CMD(QSYS/RUNS...
7 months ago in IBM i / Core OS 4 Future consideration