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Concurrent BRMS save of the same media would result in false BRM148A

Previous i had raised the issue in IBM-i-3268. Occassionally when there happen to be multiple BRMS Save job happening BRMS would give a false BRM148A due to volume assignment contention. Although the idea is delivered, we still have the rare occur...
about 2 months ago in IBM i / BRMS 3 Under review

Provide Exit Point support for SSHD Daemon

We would like to utilize the standard IBM exit point program interfaces QIBM_QZDA* to provide control for the SSHD (SSH Daemon) provided with OpenSSH 5733-SC1. This protocol should have the same support available as Telnet, ODBC and FTP protocols ...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 2 Under review

Ability to easily create a data structure with a null field map to correspond to a record’s DS to be used for SQL retrieval.

When defining a structure in RPGLE to be used on SQL I/O such as fetch or select, today we use DCL-DS @myds qualified… containing either subfields or auto generated subfields using a reference to an external file name, ie. extname(‘TABLE’) resulti...
4 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 Under review

Add exit point for job message queue full event

IBM has provided the very useful SQL table function QSYS2.JOBLOG_INFO to return the messages in a job log (we also have the messaging API's, but I will focus on JOBLOG_INFO here because of its ease of use). JOBLOG_INFO can be used to investigate w...
3 months ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 1 Under review

Adjust the functionality of AUDIT_JOURNAL_* table functions

I think the current behavior is quite confusing. For example, if I'm trying to retrieve the QAUDJRN "PW" entries from a specific receiver, I might try this: SELECT * FROM TABLE ( SYSTOOLS.AUDIT_JOURNAL_PW(STARTING_RECEIVER_LIBRARY => 'QSYS', ...
2 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Under review

Allow the same SMTP alias to be used for different domains when SMTP attribute are configured as DIRTYPE(*SMTP)

With SMTP attribute (CHGSMTPA) configured as DIRTYPE(*SDD) you could use the same SMTP alias for different domains, e.g noreply@mycompany.com noreply@mycompany.eu noreply@mycompanysubsidiary.com This could be accomplished by using the WRKNAMS...
6 months ago in IBM i / Networking 1 Under review

Rust language that has become an essential language for UNIX based products. Many IBMi & AIX companies should have the ability to compile Rust on IBM i PASE and on AIX.

IBM is distributing the ClamAV open source antivirus as part of the AIX but ClamAV has a new release that is based on Rust (software language). Rust has become an essential language for UNIX based products. So many IBMi & AIX companies should ...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 3 Under review

Terminate long running tasks on end requests

In order to terminate a program gracefully during an end request (ex. ENDJOB, ENDSBS, ...) the job end status can be checked (ex. RTVJOBA ENDSTS in CL or %ShtDn in RPG) and acted accordingly. The problem is however that when a job is executing lon...
3 months ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 3 Under review

DSPSMTPLE command

Hi, There are commands to add to the SMTP list and remove from SMTP list but there is not a command to view the SMTP list. Adding https://www.ibm.com/docs/en/i/7.4?topic=ssw_ibm_i_74/cl/addsmtple.html Removing https://www.ibm.com/docs/en/i/7.4?top...
9 months ago in IBM i / Networking 2 Under review

%DECH enhancement for length and decimal places

The idea is to enhance %DECH() BIF: a) allow the the use %len() and %decpos() for parameters 2 and 3 Example: dcl-s n1 zoned(10:2) inz; n1 = %dech( 12345 / 1000 : %len(n1) : %decpos(n1) ); b) make parameters 2 and 3 optional and retrieve the lengt...
5 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 Under review