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Allow %PROC BiF in the ON-EXIT

Allow the %PROC built in function to be used in the ON-EXIT group. That way if the subprocedure errors I can return the name of the subprocedure to whatever called it.
about 1 month ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 Future consideration

Add new parameter SAVDTA( *YES | *NO ) to the SAVLIB and SAVOBJ commands.

It would offer the ability to save a library (or object) without data so that a new instance of an application could be created starting with an empty database. Everything would be saved except the data. When the library is later restored tables a...
about 1 month ago in IBM i / Save and Restore 3 Future consideration
123 VOTE

Provide sum of energy consumed and system temperature to HMC

Energy and environmental aspects are getting more and more into focus when discussing datacenter efficiency The Power High-End (in a minimum P10 and future and maybe P9 as well) systems should be enabled to expose temperature and energy charts th...
over 1 year ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration

Add Command and Package Definitions to the new Navigator for i (iACS)

After migrating to the newer IBM i ACS environment, Management Central system function is missing from IBM Navigator for i!!! The Management Central of old Client Access iNavigator, provided the ability to simultaneously perform systems management...
2 months ago in IBM i / System Management 3 Future consideration

SYSTOOLS.READ_SPREADSHEET to be able to read xlsx files from SQL

It would be usefull to be able to read xlsx files from within RPG programs for importing data as a table function.
about 2 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Future consideration

Request for the additional parameter/function for detaching DDM from LVM Mirror

・Requested function: - I want to request a timeout parameter to enable users to adjust IO timeout to detach each hdisk from LVM Mirror configuration. - I want to request a function that enables a detachment of a DDM under LVM Mirror, in case its I...
10 months ago in AIX 0 Future consideration

Possibility for %lookup to search more than one field of a structure.

In data structures, lookup using %lookup is fantastic. But it would be interesting to add the possibility of searching on two or more fields: structure(1).field1 = 'A'; structure(1).field2 = 123; structure(1).field..... structure(2).field1 = 'B'; ...
3 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 Future consideration

vnicserver device needs to signal to phyp when it's shutting down to avoid network outage

Environment:Power9 server with vios 3.1.3.21 pair which host vnicserver devices with backing sriov adapters for the vnic client devices in failover configuration Problem:During shutdown/reboot of the vio server that hosts the active vnicserver dev...
about 1 year ago in PowerVM VIOS 0 Future consideration

Access Client Solutions enhancement

Via Edit > Preferences the Passwords tab is very useful to change my passwords on multiple systems in one time (by selecting multiple). My problem is to select the correct ones. It would be a great enhancement if an extra column would be added ...
about 1 month ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 2 Future consideration
121 VOTE

HMC Performance Dashboard shows different calculated graphs depending if the LPAR is in Shared-Pool and Dedicated Mode

At the moment the HMC Performance Dashboard is using a different calculation method - depending on the LPAR using Shared-Pool or Dedicated-Donating Mode - to display the CPU utilization graph without any hint of these differences. Both graphs are ...
over 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Future consideration