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Add an attribute to *SRVPGM object types for SQL Global Variables

Currently, there is no extended attribute associated with SQL Global Variables for *SRVPGM object types. This poses a major challenge for change management software that utilize security templates to apply permissions and authorization lists to ob...
6 days ago in IBM i / Core OS 1 Submitted

Stack trace in joblog

The lob log has been for ages been the best way to find post mortem issues with applications. However the job log was designed back in time where the call stack was typical not huge. Applications of today have huge call stacks and goes through var...
29 days ago in IBM i / Core OS 3 Submitted

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...
4 months ago in IBM i / Core OS 0 Under review

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...
3 months ago in IBM i / Core OS 4 Under review

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...
8 months ago in IBM i / Core OS 4 Future consideration

Add a new code for journal record delete's from R/DL to a new code example R/DX.

We use the RGZPFM command regularly as our software is old. We run RGZPFM on all file members on Sundays when we do not have locks on the files. I have a program that goes through all physical files in the user libraries and does a RGZPFM. Due to ...
21 days ago in IBM i / Core OS 1 Submitted

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...
4 months ago in IBM i / Core OS 2 Needs more information

Full qualified job name in DSPJOB and WRKJOB

The fully qualified job identifier : 123456/USER/JOBNAME is used many several places for interaction with a job However this information is available in the form: Job: JOBNAME User: USER Number: 123456 in both DSPJOB and WRKJOB. It would appreciat...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 5 Future 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...
almost 3 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...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 4 Not under consideration