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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 ...
9 months ago in IBM i / Core OS 2 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

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

Option to set Fn keys text to s-Fn instead of F20 etc.

It has been over 30 years since a keyboard with F13 to F24 was manufactured. People entering the IBM i market in the last 20+ yeas have never seen one. Please provide an option (SysVal?) that swaps the 1988 Fn key identification from F13 to F24, t...
12 months ago in IBM i / Core OS 7 Not under 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...
12 months ago in IBM i / Core OS 5 Not under consideration

provide "remove disk from configuration" operation in QYASSDMO

Please provide an operation to access "remove disk unit from configuration" via API QYASSDMO Use Case: we are using this API for several disk related operations (mainly adding disk storage to ASPs on running environments), but also want to reduce ...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Core OS 3 Future consideration

Full qualified job name in DSPJOB and WRKJOB

The fully qualified job identifier : 123456/USER/JOBNAME is used many several places for interaction with a job However this information is available in the form: Job: JOBNAME User: USER Number: 123456 in both DSPJOB and WRKJOB. It would appreciat...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Core OS 5 Future consideration

Redirect some outputs to STDOUT when called from PASE with system

To help integrate PASE with QSYS programs it would be great to include *STDOUT as an OUTPUT() parameter. As an additional feature/parameter for Spool and SAV* commands could output to Standard Output when call from PASE. Use Case: We could create ...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Core OS 4 Future 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...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Core OS 2 Future consideration

Add JOB TIME Property to CHGJOB cmd and QWTCHGJB API

Customers are running applications that need to set the time to something other than the System Time (i.e. QTIME system value). Today they have to change the QTIME system value which impacts all things on the system and then remember to change it ...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Core OS 2 Not under consideration