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IBM i

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Support the new BOOLEAN SQL data type in ACS Data Transfer (Upload to IBM i)

Currently, data transfer (upload) fails if any field in the table is of type BOOLEAN.
about 12 hours ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 0 Submitted

When using Navigator for i (Nav4i) add the function used in the tab name in use by Nav4i in that tab.

Navigator for i is a great tool to manage your IBM i environment. It allows you to use several tabs, but all those tabs have the same name IBM Navigator for i. When having a tab open for: Inquiry messages Custom Charts ARE Console Active Jobs Perf...
about 2 hours ago in IBM i / System Management 0 Submitted

DATFMT(*JOBYY) for date fields in DDS

We want to control the format of our date field dynamically depending on a country or user setting. Normally you can use the DATFMT keyword to set the date's format. And all formats are supported. Our idea was to use DATFMT(*JOB) because we wanted...
11 days ago in IBM i / Application Development 0 Submitted

Make joblog displayed in RSS Messages window LIFO instead of FIFO or even better make it optional

With the introduction of IBM Services more and more system administration tasks are moving to SQL scripting. In those SQL scripts CL commands are used using the syntax "CL:". Also the scalar function QSYS2.QCMDEXC is used. When running commands in...
about 2 hours ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 0 Submitted

Usage of Enumeration in "Outline"-View

When we declare fields, files, enumerations etc. we can see them in our Outline-view and click on them to jump to their declaration in the code.With normal fields, files etc. we also get the references which indicate in which line they are used an...
about 20 hours ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 0 Submitted

Add support for Java 21 to IBM i

Java 21 is needed so we can use new features also on IBM i. It will enable IBM i community to run applications that requires java 21. Java 21 (IBM Semeru) is already available for other platforms.
6 days ago in IBM i / JAVA 0 Submitted

Improve ARE (Administration Runtime Expert) Scheduler to allow a SysAdmin to Manage the ARE Tasks

We find ARE (Administration Runtime Expert) to be a fantastically useful Tool for monitoring and fixing IBM i Systems. Currently IBM ARE has it's own job scheduler to allow you to run templates automatically, which is ideal However, the ARE schedu...
7 days ago in IBM i / System Management 0 Submitted

Upgrade level of OpenSSH from v8.6p1 to one which will pass scanning services.

We are getting dinged by Qualys that our IBM i is exposed to CVE-2023-51385. I have applied the fixes listed at https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/7123159 however IBM only chose to patch an old level of OpenSSH instead of putting on a new leve...
2 months ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 2 Submitted

Add user registry and TAI to RSE APIs

Hello, Concerning the use of Remote System Explorer APIs (RSE API), we currently use basic authentication + a session. This opens up many possibilities (IFS access, SQL queries, CL command calls, etc.) to all users (within the limits of thei...
13 days ago in IBM i / Web Serving 0 Submitted

API or DB2 SQL Service to return the OVRDBF information for a JOB

It would be nice to have either a DB2 SQL Service or API that would return the information from DSPOVR. Currently the only way I know to do this at least for the current job is to do a DSPOVR *PRINT or DSPJOB *PRINT and read through the spool file...
18 days ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Future consideration