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The QMHQRDQD API should not update the Object Last Used Date.

Currently if you call QMHQRDQD in an RPG or whatever program, that API updates the *DTAQ object's Last-Used Date with the current date. What if QUSROBJD updated the last used date? It doesn't because it should not. The QMHQRDQD API should not upda...
12 months ago in IBM i / Core OS 3 Not under consideration

Allow OVRPRTF command to specify TOSTMF('/dev/null') to suppress STDOUT from C based objects

Currently the OVRPRTF command will not allow overrides to stream files that already exist. We have been asked by a customer to suppress the creation of spooled files for certain batch tasks. Currently we issue the OVRPRTF command to route this to ...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Core OS 1 Not under consideration

Need API to return SQL_OBJECT_TYPE and SQL LONG NAME from IBM i object name and type and visversa

Please enhanced QGYOLOBJ and QUSROBJD return the SQL Long Object Name and SQL Object Type for objects that have those properties. Also, provide a new API or enhance QDBRTVSN to go in the reverse; that is to return the IBM i object name and object ...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 2 Future consideration

[AJS] check JOB dependencies when running a SBMJOBJS

CHKDEP parameter for SBMJOBJS command only check for resource dependencies or for active JOB dependencies.When we add JOB dependencies to AJS, SBMJOBJS don't mater of them and we can submit a JOB without that is predecesor as running. Use Case: SB...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 2 Not under consideration

CHKPPRC enhancements

1) CHKPPRC should have a 3rd completion code: Successful but with errors or warnings. Currently there are only 2 completion codes, successful or failed. But automation tools may miss errors or warnings. 2) In a symmetrical GMIR environment, where ...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 3 Not under consideration

Make it easier to script changes to the library list of a job description

I had the need to add a library to many job descriptions, too many to want to do manually with CHGJOBD. Using new IBMi services to show job description libraries followed by a CHGJOBD might work, but it's quite clunky. Use Case: Need to add a libr...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 8 Not under consideration

Update or delete commands to comply with current hardware choices

Is CRTCTLLWS even valid anymore? Is ASCII or twinax valid options? CRTDEVDSP:Are most of the DEVCLS, TYPE, MODEL obsolete? Can you use *LCL, *RMT and get it to work on an IBM I 7.3 system?Does IBM i Access Client Solutions support most of the TYPE...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 5 Future consideration

IBM Advanced Job Scheduler

Add *SYNC option or :1. Create a command called SYNCJOBJS2. Prompts for the *RMTLOCNAME3. Compares all AJS entries between source and target systems.4. Writes the difference to a file by *LOC and *REMOTE (System names could be the same in NETA)5. ...
about 6 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 2 Not under consideration

Enhance QWCCVTDT API

Idea removed by author.
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Core OS 1 Not under consideration

DDS Display files enable more than 1 subfile horizontally, side by side.

Enhance DDS for display files to place more than one subfile horizontally at the same time. Use Case: Solution 1: Add a parameter to the subfile control record, maybe POSITION(*HORIZONTAL), to be displayed next to another subfile. Solution 2: Enab...
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 3 Not under consideration