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The use of a generic parameter for the library name does not work when trying to restore multiple libraries from a BRMS backup. At times we need to restore hundreds of libraries but the parameter only works if the library exists. We believe this is a FLAW.

IBM Development can review case TS015071289 for further reference and documentation. As stated, this generic restore option should work and it should either be removed from the command prompt OR some commentary put of the HELP text to state that i...
17 days ago in IBM i / BRMS 2 Under review

Ability to easily create a data structure with a null field map to correspond to a record’s DS to be used for SQL retrieval.

When defining a structure in RPGLE to be used on SQL I/O such as fetch or select, today we use DCL-DS @myds qualified… containing either subfields or auto generated subfields using a reference to an external file name, ie. extname(‘TABLE’) resulti...
3 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 Under review

Add CPYJOBSCDE Command

we have work and add job scheduled entries but, can we also have a copy job scheduled entry? Sometimes you need to add a job scheduled entry and just change a script that is going to run. For example, First job scheduled entry SBMJOB CMD(QSYS/RUNS...
3 months ago in IBM i / Core OS 2 Under review

Provide Exit Point support for SSHD Daemon

We would like to utilize the standard IBM exit point program interfaces QIBM_QZDA* to provide control for the SSHD (SSH Daemon) provided with OpenSSH 5733-SC1. This protocol should have the same support available as Telnet, ODBC and FTP protocols ...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 2 Under review

Terminate long running tasks on end requests

In order to terminate a program gracefully during an end request (ex. ENDJOB, ENDSBS, ...) the job end status can be checked (ex. RTVJOBA ENDSTS in CL or %ShtDn in RPG) and acted accordingly. The problem is however that when a job is executing lon...
about 1 month ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 1 Under review

Allow the same SMTP alias to be used for different domains when SMTP attribute are configured as DIRTYPE(*SMTP)

With SMTP attribute (CHGSMTPA) configured as DIRTYPE(*SDD) you could use the same SMTP alias for different domains, e.g noreply@mycompany.com noreply@mycompany.eu noreply@mycompanysubsidiary.com This could be accomplished by using the WRKNAMS...
4 months ago in IBM i / Networking 1 Under review

QGYOLOBJ does not return Information_Status = 'L' value and it should

The QGYOLOBJ has key 201 as well as a base header that includes the same information as key 201. However, that field, "Information_Status" or Key 201 never includes the 'L' flag (locked). Instead it returns blanks when an object is locked. So eith...
22 days ago in IBM i / Core OS 3 Under review

Change QUSRUSAT to work with LOCKED User Space Objects

When using the QUSRUSAT (Retrieve user space attributes) API, the API hangs/waits when the *USRSPC is *EXCL or *EXCLRD locked by another process. However since this is a read-only API, it should NOT wait. Other APIs, like DSPOBJD, QUSROBJD, etc. d...
23 days ago in IBM i / Core OS 2 Under review

Rust language that has become an essential language for UNIX based products. Many IBMi & AIX companies should have the ability to compile Rust on IBM i PASE and on AIX.

IBM is distributing the ClamAV open source antivirus as part of the AIX but ClamAV has a new release that is based on Rust (software language). Rust has become an essential language for UNIX based products. So many IBMi & AIX companies should ...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 3 Under review

%DECH enhancement for length and decimal places

The idea is to enhance %DECH() BIF: a) allow the the use %len() and %decpos() for parameters 2 and 3 Example: dcl-s n1 zoned(10:2) inz; n1 = %dech( 12345 / 1000 : %len(n1) : %decpos(n1) ); b) make parameters 2 and 3 optional and retrieve the lengt...
3 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 Under review