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IBM i

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IBM i ACCESS FOR WEB product is not under your consideration a step back for the future

Hi I am afraid to kwon that the IBM i Access per Web (5770-XH2) product is not under your consideration . It is the only way to access, with native software, an IBM i with a BROWSER and it has e very lot of functions to help customers and programm...
about 18 hours ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 0 Submitted

Add syslog facility to MESSAGE_QUEUE_INFO table function

This facility already exists for the history log and audit journal table functions, but those are quite limited in scope as many events will not occur in either source. Having the facility to retrieve messages in the same way for ad hoc message qu...
about 19 hours ago in IBM i / System Management 0 Submitted

IBM i Access Client Solutions(ACS) Data Transfer Download to Excel Spreadsheet change from .xls to .xlsx

The Data Transfer to Excel is still using the old .xls(1997-2003)(65554 limit) instead of .xlsx. You have to download it as a .cvs and then load it to a spread sheet. This would bring ACS to using a current format with out the limit of the old .xl...
1 day ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 0 Submitted

Thai Character correcction

HI Team, Older client access used allow user to download/upload THAI character without any issues. However, with the new IBM ACS the spool file/upload/download of the PF is not converted unlike old IBM communicator. can we have similar set up with...
2 days ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 0 Submitted

Do not HOLD job schedule entries with CFGSTRPRSC on Source lpar

Since version 5.2 of the FSFC toolkit, the startup program is not replaced anymore with STRFSFLASH. Instead, command CFGSTRPRSC must be placed in the system's startup program. With this command. the job schedule entries are put on HOLD and afterwa...
2 days ago in IBM i / PowerHA 0 Submitted

RPG Language Feature - Variable Triggers - Computed Properties

Languages like Apple's Swift, Java, Python, C# have this fantastic feature called "Computed Properties". Think of them as "variable triggers". If new phrasing can be added to RPG's Dcl-S when defining a work variable, that would specify logic to b...
3 days ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 0 Submitted

Add ability to use any RPG variable in an embedded SQL statement, including those that come from Qualified Dimensioned data structures

Programmers would benefit by not seeing the error - Variable :BLAH is not usable for reason X when writing exec SQL select statement in an RPG program. Some variables are allowed and some are not, but it is not always clear why this basic select d...
3 days ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 0 Submitted

Add OpCode for continuing to process "when" statements within Select group

sometimes it is necessary to need to process the remaining WHEN operands within a SELECT group. if the "CONTSL" 'Continue Select' were used then the OTHERWISE should not be true. (this up for discussion) Currently we need to do if-then-else group....
3 days ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 Submitted

Change ADDWLCGRP "Add Workload Group" to set the processor limit < 1,0

Our customers are using LPARs with less than one CPU assigned. To reduce the impact of ad-hoc queries (e.g. via ODBC) we need to set a CPU limit of the ODBC subsystem. Currently with a workload group we can only set a limit to a whole CPU. But we ...
7 days ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 0 Submitted

Add SQL Object Type to QDBRTVFD and QUSROBJD APIs

Today the SQL object type is available only via the QUSRMBRD (Retrieve Member Description) API. However when a file has NO MEMBERS, the QUSRMBRD API cannot be used to retrieve the needed SQL Object Type. Ironically, the QDBRTVFD (Retrieve File Des...
10 days ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Submitted