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Add System Name, Serial No & LPAR No to all DST/SST Screens

Please consider adding System Name, Serial No & LPAR No to all DST/SST Screens, preferably in the same place and ideally in the top line of each screen. We are seeing and increasing number of IBM i LPARs on a typical Power server, so by defini...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Core OS 7 Future consideration

add repeat every x minutes to OS400/IBMi integrated scheduler

Please add "repeat every x minutes" / "repeat every x seconds" to the native OS scheduler. Every OS, even free, has this basic capability. I know that there is an "advanced scheduler" product, but my opinion the Operating System should have such b...
about 3 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 7 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...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 5 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 4 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 7 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 3 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 4 Future consideration

API qzipzip, stores always the full path. When zip file is for external use then fullpath is not desirable (security)this

When using the QZipZip API the full path is stored in the zip file. When these zip files are to be used by and external party the he must drill down to find his zipped files. Also this expose the internal file structure.So having an option to incl...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 2 Future 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...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 1 Future consideration

Create command for CL progam documentation

There is very nice command GENCMDDOC for documentation creation for CL command with nice HTML output. To have similiar command for CL programs could be very interesting and useful for documentation purposes eg GENCLDOC.
2 months ago in IBM i / Core OS 1 Not under 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...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 1 Not under 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 3 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 8 Future consideration