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Change the QSYS2.IFS_READ Table Function to accept a variable as the Path Name

It would make the IFS_READ Table Function more useful when processing files received from REST API's.
about 1 month ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Functionality already exists

Please add nslookup, host, dig as part of the base os or TC1

I need to use nslookup (could maybe settle for dig or host) from IBM i. However you only get these tools if you have option 31 of SS1 loaded. Option 31 will no longer be supported as per https://www.ibm.com/docs/en/announcements/end-marketing-en...
about 1 month ago in IBM i / Networking 2 Functionality already exists

On Access Client Actions add new options for Download and Upload a Save File

Currently the easiest way to transfer a save file to or from an IBM i would be to use FTP. You can also do this via the Access Client but it is difficult to do. What I would propose to do is add two options Download Save File and Upload Save File ...
3 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Functionality already exists

Enhance IBM DB2 SQL triggering to allow running the triggering action in async mode to improve system performance

This is useful for non critical batch run update for huge size file to shorten the program run time.
about 2 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Functionality already exists

Provide an option to prevent ACS Run SQL Scripts from advancing to the next statement whenever a statement is executed

When you execute a query in the Run SQL Scripts tool (Ctrl-R or Run Selected) the next query in the window is automatically selected/highlighted after the executed query completes. When working with long complex queries, the automatic advancement/...
about 1 month ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 2 Functionality already exists

As an administrator, I need to be able to take control of an interactive 5250 session.

We have situations where users either get interrupted, walk away from their screens, go to lunch or home. When this happens, other users are affected and their jobs either hang or get aborted with an error message due to a record lock or file with...
about 1 month ago in IBM i / Core OS 1 Functionality already exists

Remember the last pad the user was on when the popup keypad was last closed

I categorize my macros on the popup keypad by pad. It would be handy to be able to set an option to retain the last used pad. So, the next time I open the popup keypad and the previous time I had it open I ran a macro on pad 2 for instance, it wou...
2 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 3 Functionality already exists

Add SQL Object Type to QDBRTVFD and QUSROBJD APIs

Today the SQL object type is available only via the QUSRMBRD (Retrieve Member Description) API. However when a file has NO MEMBERS, the QUSRMBRD API cannot be used to retrieve the needed SQL Object Type. Ironically, the QDBRTVFD (Retrieve File Des...
5 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Functionality already exists

Please add a prompt to run the setup functions again.

Today, we needed to add the IFS option onto a users screen. I could not find an option to allow me to do so. When we ran the install option, it simply ran the install with no prompts. Administrators on the IBM i are not always authorized to access...
4 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Functionality already exists

Include the port in the ssh connection configuraction for the ACS Opensource packages Manager

The ACS Opensource packages Manager does not work if the sshd in the ibm i is configured to use a different port than 22.
5 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 2 Functionality already exists