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IBM i

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Enable TR-31 Import / Export of AES K0-B and K1-B Key Blocks for 4767/4769 crypto cards

For important bank compliance with MasterCard, we need use to TR-31 KEY EXPORTER in KEK value with mode of use BThe used parameters are:Key block version: VARDRV‑BValue of use: KEKMode of use: ENC-DEC In the APAR OA64883 was published for Z series...
4 days ago in IBM i / Security 0 Submitted

SQL Function to Create Spool File

Add SQL function to output query results directly to a spool file. This would be really helpful for simple ad hoc queries and eliminate the need to create an RPG program or dumping query results to an outfile and then using RUNQRY over the outfile...
4 days ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 0 Submitted

Set KBDTYPE for Console with CCSID1148

We had a long case TS014934868 because after IPL our Console had the wrong KBDTYPE set. We have CCSID 1148 on the System and SGI Keyboards. After the IPL the Console Keyboard was set to "USB". This case went through many instances and at the end t...
5 days ago in IBM i / System Management 0 Submitted

I would like to change the default value for the SQL command DROP COLUMN from CASCADE to RESTRICT.

HelloI would like to change the default value for the SQL command DROP COLUMN from CASCADE to RESTRICT. As far as I know, this is not possible. The problem is that I usually enter the DROP COLUMN command as an SQL script in the ACS.And I often don...
5 days ago in IBM i / Languages - Other 0 Submitted

Be able to use CTL-OPT BNDDIR anywhere in a program

For each service program, we put our exported prototypes into a "reference source" in a file named "QRPGLEREF". Hence, our programs can use these prototypes by including those reference sources, e.g. program ORD001 might begin: ctl-opt; /include q...
5 days ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 0 Submitted

QSHELL support CCSID 1377

Confirm with Lab team, based on link below, CCSID 1377 is not supported: https://www.ibm.com/docs/en/i/7.4?topic=qshell-national-language-support-nls-considerations I test CCSID 935 1388 937, all works, just like above link describe. However, 1377...
6 days ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 0 Submitted

See progress of RGZPFM

When you do a RGZPFM can we see the progress in the joblog? or somewhere we could see how much progress is being made. This will help gauging how long a reorg will take.
6 days ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 0 Submitted

add email importance to the SNDSMTPEMM command

There is currently no way to flag an email with high importance in the IBMi SNDSMTPEMM command. The old SNDDST command had 2 additional options that are not included in SNDSMTPEMM. Content importance . . . . . . . *NORMAL *NORMAL, *LOW, *HIGH Prio...
6 days ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 0 Submitted

adding python packages in ACL list

In order to demonstrate to customers that iSeries systems are usable in multiple environments, I developed in RPGLE some applications that use python packages to generate excel formats (xlsx), to read/write information to different databases or to...
6 days ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 0 Submitted

Add column for IP address when looking up Writers and Remote Writers

Finding and changing the IP address of a printer on a device description or an output queue has been traditionally very difficult to do, especially in an environment with lots of printers and no one knows the name of the printer on IBM i. I would ...
10 days ago in IBM i / Other 0 Submitted