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Change SPOOLED_FILE_DATA so *SCS spooled files with ICGDTA(*YES) can be search

I wrote a routine to allow me to present spooled files in VS Code and open them into an edit tab, I can also download the spooled file. These actions use CPYTOSPLF. I also wrote a routine that uses SPOOLED_FILE_DATA but some *SCS reports are not a...
about 12 hours ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 0 Submitted

Extend 32763 limitation on display file record

HTML keyword is useful to our environment as we use enhanced 5250 displays running IBMi Access for Web. However, the record length limitation makes it where our html portion of the output is limited.
1 day ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 0 Submitted

Enhance all SAVE and BRMS SAVE commands to be able to put an identical stream to other tapes

We recently found out that a DUPTAP needs twice as long as the SAVE which is sometimes a regulatory requirement. If the backup takes very long than this might result in 24 hours not being enough to complete the task (if the backup takes more than ...
2 days ago in IBM i / Save and Restore 0 Submitted

DUPTAP performance should be improved

We recently found out, that DUPTAP has an expected behaviour that it takes twice as long as the SAVE-process. If the save-process exceeds 8 hours than one day (i.e. 24hrs) will not be enough to create a duplicate of the tape which is a requirement...
2 days ago in IBM i / Save and Restore 0 Submitted

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

Possibility to create IFS objects filters

Because many sources for IBM objects e.g programs, commands can be stored in IFS directories, it would be good to have possibility to define IFS directories and files filters like ones available for objects.
7 days ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 0 Submitted

BRMS ICC backup to AWS Cloud only allows US East region for storing data

Please see PMR Case number TS016529098. We are looking to use BRMS to send backup data to an S3 bucket at AWS. By default it is directing to AWS US East region and we are told there is no option to send data to another region. We faced issues with...
8 days ago in IBM i / Virtualization and Cloud 1 Submitted

Named index of current iteration in for-each loop

I'm building some functionality that relies on several arrays that need to be filled, checked and modified on the fly. I like the for-each loop with dim(*auto: nn) for this. In the initial load proces I can use '*next' as an index, which is great....
9 days ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 0 Submitted

Allow %subarr() to be used in a logical expression.

%subarr() is useful in interactive programming to initialize many indicators at once. When initializing the screen, I can use %subarr() like this: %subarr( *in: 51: 5 ) = *all'0'; to turn off 5 indicators starting at 51. Checking several indicator...
9 days ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Not under consideration

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...
14 days ago in IBM i / Security 0 Submitted