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Add more user defined attributes/object information to an object

At the moment the user can only add one additional information to an object, f. e. via the system API QLICOBJD. But as different applications/tools need to add their own information to the object the previously set information will be overridden. ...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 9 Not under consideration

ICU Threatening to pull EBCDIC support

The ICU organization has a notice on their homepage that they need someone to test ICU on an EBCDIC machine (z or i) or they will move to ASCII-only support which means dropping EBCDIC. I would expect that IBM is the only team that can provide sai...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Core OS 4 Future consideration

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 ...
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 2 Not under consideration

Create an AS/400 environment, similar to S/36 environment

Create an AS/400 environment that requires a startup command - eg. STR400 - similar to STRS36. Isolate certain OS functions that can only run if you start this environment first - eg, STRSEU, STRQRY, STRSDA.. Any green screen command that has an e...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 9 Not under consideration

Add IBM i to a supported platform for Verse On Prem (VOP)

Please add IBM i as a supported platform for Verse On Premises, aka Verse On Prem, aka VOP. Use Case: Currently they only support Linux and Windows. These are good operating systems for proof of concept and development however we would like a more...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 4 Not under consideration

Provide a way to check object lock/allocation beyond WKROBJLCK

When deleting a user library if an object in that library is being referenced by or if the library is on a library list of another job, that library cannot be deleted. We need a way to know which jobs not only have the object locked, but also allo...
11 months ago in IBM i / Core OS 1 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. ...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Core OS 2 Future consideration

[AJS] Add SQL services for the Advanced Job Scheduler

[AJS] Add SQL services for the Advanced Job Scheduler Add SQL service for the Advanced Job Scheduler in a similar way as IBM have done with the native/basic job scheduler would be greatly appreciated. Use Case: An easier and more modern way of vie...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 3 Not under consideration

job scheduler auditing

Changes to the job scheduler can not be traced. We need some kind of journaling to be able to see what changed, by whom and when. Use Case: Internal audit want to know why job schedule entries have been setup and/or removed/changed.
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 7 Future consideration

Develop and Support Source Files 2.0 on IBM i

The use of legacy PF-SRC files is pervasive and cannot be abandoned. However, the need for an enhance source file structure is obvious. We need it to be a multi-member file as it is now, however with the following minimum enhancements: 1) Line/Rec...
11 months ago in IBM i / Core OS 1 Not under consideration