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Add possibility to retrieve current number of filled elements in array with dim(*auto/*var)

Please add the number of filled elements in a varying dimension array. Currently we can set the allocated number with %elem(array: *alloc) = number. This says something about the memory being allocated as far as I understand. If you then use for i...
15 days ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Functionality already exists

OBJECT_STATISTICS table function should return source information for CRTBNDxxx compiled objects.

OBJECT_STATISTICS currently returns NULL for the source info for programs compiled with CRTBNDxxx commands. That info it is available in DSPPGM for the object if you drill into the QTEMP module of the program. This would be helpful for users wanti...
6 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Functionality already exists

Fixed 5250 emulation copy and paste input buffer behavior

When a long string is copied and pasted from ACS, it does not correctly occupy the input field proposed by the system but resumes from the next line in the same column as the initial input. See attached example
3 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 2 Functionality already exists

IWS wizard for creating or updating a web service: give the choice to save it as QSH script

In a world where CI/CD is more and more important the possibility to have the script creation in a git or similar instead of just creating the service is important to customers with several environments to keep trace of the changes.
4 months ago in IBM i / Web Serving 2 Functionality already exists

CHGASPACT: new functionality (*BCD) i.e. best can do. Stay in SUSPEND state even if not everything could be suspended.

Hello IBM, I recently discussed options of CHGASPACT with IBM support (CASE TS014216210). We normally use chgaspact aspdev(*sysbas) option(*suspend) ssptimo(60) ssptimoacn(*END) In case, this is not successful, *CONT is not an option for us. We ne...
2 months ago in IBM i / Core OS 3 Functionality already exists

Change JOURNALED_OBJECTS to only scan requested libraries/objects

select * from JOURNALED_OBJECTS WHERE OBJECT_LIBRARY = 'SYSIBM' and OBJECT_NAME = 'SYSDUMMY1'; When this SQL is run against the Journaled_Objects view, it scans all objects in all libraries. If there are objects locked that cannot be scanned, the ...
9 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Functionality already exists

Trace usage of External SQL functions (linked to an external program) in OBJECT_STATISTICS or somewhere else

There is no IBMi object for External SQL Functions (linked to an external program). These functions are only knows and identified in DataBase level. It is impossible to know the last usage date for these functions. You can get the last usage date ...
11 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Functionality already exists

Add the "Share Open Data Path" attribute to the QDBRTVFD API

The SHARE ODP attribute is missing from the QDBRTVFD API. While SHARE is technically a file's MEMBER attribute, it is an attribute that is pervasively associated with a file object. Currently there is no user-accessible way of retrieving that attr...
7 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Functionality already exists

DBMS_OUTPUT (or alternative)

When writing compound statements and executing them interactively I would like to display certain output.
4 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Functionality already exists

allow QSYS2.CHANGE_IOP to reset all IOPs

IBM introduced SQL function QSYS2.CHANGE_IOP to reset ISCSI IOPs only. We would like to have support to use QSYS2.CHANGE_IOP function to IPL other IOPs (like virtual fibre channel IOPs - CMBxx) as well.
8 months ago in IBM i / Hardware 6 Functionality already exists