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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

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 ...
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 7 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

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

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...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Core OS 2 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 ...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 8 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 5 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 2 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...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Core OS 3 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...
12 months ago in IBM i / Core OS 5 Not under 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