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IBM i

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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 ...
1 day 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...
1 day ago in IBM i / Save and Restore 0 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.
6 days ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer 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.
about 18 hours ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 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...
7 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....
8 days ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 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...
about 1 month ago in IBM i / Application Development 0 Submitted

For AJS, the notification message setting item cannot be set for double-byte characters.

This is an event when adding a job in AJS on the 5250 screen.The Notification Message item is set to type A, and double-byte characters cannot be set.Double-byte character input is important in Japanese environment. Please let us know how to solve...
28 days ago in IBM i / System Management 1 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

Add column for IP address when looking up Writers and Remote Writers

Finding and changing the IP address of a printer on a device description or an output queue has been traditionally very difficult to do, especially in an environment with lots of printers and no one knows the name of the printer on IBM i. I would ...
19 days ago in IBM i / Other 0 Submitted