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Allow text search when viewing job log for active job.

It would be fantastic if we could search for a text string within a job log of an active job, without having to DSPJOBLOG OUTPUT(*PRINT) and then searching the spool file. A simple text search function key would suffice and position the screen to ...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 4 Not under consideration

Add the ability to Watch a file

Using Watches, you can watch for messages, PAL entries, and LIC Logs. Management Central used to have file monitors that provided a similar sort of feature. This RFE is to request the ability to Watch a file. The minimum features needed to watch a...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 3 Not under consideration

Allow "5-Work with" on duplicate entries in WRKJOB

Currently, WRKJOB QZDASOINIT, for example, returns a list of duplicate jobs. If you select one, you need to re-execute the WRKJOB to get the list of duplicate jobs back before selecting another one. Can the list of duplicate jobs be in the format ...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 4 Not under consideration

HMC PWRDWNSYS

When stopping an IBM i LPAR through the HMC using the operating system a PWRDWNSYS command is initiated which bypasses the Exit Point Program for the POWER DOWN exit point. Use Case: When using the HMC to shutdown an IBM i LPAR you are unaware tha...
about 4 years ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 4 Not under consideration

Add Support for Automatic Prestart Job Tuning

The shipped defaults for the various prestart job entries are generally not appropriate for highly used prestart jobs. In today's environment, prestart jobs are used by almost every IBM i shop. Most shops do not tune their prestart job entries and...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 5 Not under consideration

Block QZDASOINIT started as BCI job in QSERVER enhancement

Prevent database prestart jobs to start as BCI jobs is also ending the jobs rerouted to other subsystems when we use the solutions provided by the Doc.: #638059 historical #391825917 Use Case: Client has split his service jobs over different subsy...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 4 Not under consideration

ACTIVE_JOB_INFO: Add how long job has been at DSPW

Not ready to leap into QINACTITV. Would rather analyze ACTIVE_JOB_INFO first. Trying to see how long a job has been in DSPW status. Use Case: High Availability: Lock on spool files conflicting with replication software.Security: Are they leaving t...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 3 Not under consideration

Enhance QMHRTVM with Message_ID

QMHRTVM is used to return the 1st and 2nd level message text for a specific MSGID from a *MSGF. However, API formats RTVM0300 and RTVM0400 are the only formats that return the actual MSGID of the message being retrieved. Formats 100 and 200 do not...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 3 Not under consideration

wrkjobscde table

Hi IBMer, In order for us to process the wrkjobscde table, we have to output to a spool file, then feed it in into a program, etc which is rather awkward. Would you be kind to please provide a facility for us to query the table entries of workjobs...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 3 Not under consideration

Add compiler option to check Date Format Validity (Years 2040, 2071).

As of 2040 all 6 digits dates will crash the program or give invalid resutls! And as 2071 May 10, all 7 digits dates in format *CYMD will crash! The problem is due now when using future dates, like expiration date or due date. Add a compiler optio...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 8 Not under consideration