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System tables to use date / time fields instead of character fields in job format

Current IBM supplied output files, such as QADSPOBJ, that are use as templates for associated system commands store dates in 2 character fields and times in single character fields. Given the power of Db2 for i and the availability of date / time...
2 months ago in IBM i / Core OS 2 Future consideration

Add Last Used Time for Object

Currently, create and change have both the date and time but last used only has the date. It would be nice to be able to see the last used time of an object as well. Checking what time an object has been used would useful in validating if an objec...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 4 Not under consideration

Change SBMJOB SCDTIME behavior

Please either change SBMJOB to go ahead and run a command if the SCDTIME is for an earlier time on the current date. Or else please provide a separate option to override that error and have it actually submit the job. Use Case: We have CLs that st...
9 months ago in IBM i / Core OS 2 Future consideration

F5 Refresh Key Behavior on Certain List Screens

On the Work with Subsystems (WRKSBS) screen as well as the Display Open Files screen inside the Work with Job menu option 14, if you scroll down to see a particular subsystem or file name and press F5 to refresh the statistics, the entire list is ...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Core OS 4 Future consideration

Add STRCLNUP QEZSCNEP option to run once per day

The STRCLNUP and its job QSYSSCD run QEZSCNEP and then it seems to go to sleep for a period. This leaves the QEZSCNEP job running in QCTL 100% of the time. Provide an option to use something else (perhaps the job scheduler) so that it only runs on...
6 months ago in IBM i / Core OS 5 Not under consideration

provide standard interface to translate SYSNAME (10) and SQLNAME (128)

regarding RFE https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/rfe/execute?use_case=viewRfe&CR_ID=152380maybe IBM can deliver two standard interfaces for CL programmers make life more easy to translate between 10 char system name and SQL long name like a) R...
10 months ago in IBM i / Core OS 2 Future consideration

Provide a GET SQL OBJECT TYPE for IBM i Objects API

We need a way to pass in an IBM i object and return a value that indicates (A) The SQL Object Type and (B) whether or not is is an SQL Object. Effectively this would allow us to check if the object is an SQL object and obtain its SQL Object Type. ...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Core OS 2 Future consideration

Object last used date not being updated for all object types

object usage not being updated all object types. A library was specified in an HTTP configuration.SetEnv QIBM_CGI_LIBRARY_LIST RDB40 RDB40 library was marked for deletion as not being used, no objects being used in library.Confirmed by disk usage ...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 7 Future consideration

Add SYSTEM NAME (PARTITION ID) to MOST WRKxxx Panels

IBM has done a good job of including the System name/Parition ID on most displays, but not all of them. Several "WORK WITH..." panels do not have the System Name on them. This is a problem for a growing set of Partitions being used not to mention ...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Core OS 8 Future consideration

Allow interactive jobs to run threaded applications

Currently interactive jobs on the IBM i are not allowed to run multithreaded applications. Whilst there is a possible "workaround" to execute these in PASE / QSH; yet to be verified in our instance if this works or not, the ability to execute a na...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Core OS 3 Future consideration