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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.
10 days ago in IBM i / Core OS 1 Not under consideration

Integrate SQL Object Name into IBM i Object Description

More and more IBM i object types are being utilized by the SQL environment on IBM i. However, "the database" is supposed to be Integrated, not an add-on on this platform. Therefore when an IBM i object is repurposed as an SQL Object and a LONG nam...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 6 Not under consideration

Add Last Used Time for Object

Currently, create and change have both the date and time but last used only has the date. It would be nice to be able to see the last used time of an object as well. Checking what time an object has been used would useful in validating if an objec...
about 4 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 4 Not under consideration

Add parameter that allows to copy owner of object with CRTDUPOBJ

When creating a duplicate object, all security related data is copied. This includes *Autl, *Public and all private authorities. The only thing missing to be copied (or not) is the owner of the existing object. For now, a CHGOBJOWN must be run aft...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Core OS 3 Not under consideration

add repeat every x minutes to OS400/IBMi integrated scheduler

Please add "repeat every x minutes" / "repeat every x seconds" to the native OS scheduler. Every OS, even free, has this basic capability. I know that there is an "advanced scheduler" product, but my opinion the Operating System should have such b...
about 3 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 7 Not under 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...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 1 Not under 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...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 7 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...
3 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...
3 months ago in IBM i / Core OS 4 Not under consideration

[AJS] Add SQL services for the Advanced Job Scheduler

[AJS] Add SQL services for the Advanced Job Scheduler Add SQL service for the Advanced Job Scheduler in a similar way as IBM have done with the native/basic job scheduler would be greatly appreciated. Use Case: An easier and more modern way of vie...
about 3 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 3 Not under consideration