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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...
10 months ago in IBM i / Core OS 5 Not under 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

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...
about 5 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 2 Future consideration

Need additional ways to route jobs into subsystems other than User ID and IP address via SET_SERVER_SBS_ROUTING

We are using a WebSphere application that accesses the IBM i using DB2 UDB for iSeries (Toolbox). By default, this runs jobs on the IBM i under the QUSRWRK subsystem. We need to configure the system so that all the QZDASOINIT (or QZDASSINIT) jobs ...
6 months ago in IBM i / Core OS 3 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

Object Last Date Used updated during library copy

The Last Date Used field should not be updated on all of the objects when we are making a backup copy of a library. Why does IBM feel the need to update this date during the copy. The objects are not technically being used. We are only making a co...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Core OS 2 Not under consideration

[AJS] Add a better way to view jobs that are scheduled to run.

The print schedule report (PRTSCDJS) will produce a spool file list of the jobs that will be run in the future. However, working with spool files is very old school and do not give you possibility to do anything. My suggestion is to create a new C...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 2 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 ...
10 months ago in IBM i / Core OS 3 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

WRKACTJOB automatic refresh resets statistics

when running WRKACTJOB SBS(whatever) INTERVAL(xxx) the display is refreshed every xxx seconds, but the statistics (F11 further screens) are reset (like F10), not refreshed (like F5) as the help text suggests.This avoids counting interactions and r...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 2 Future consideration