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[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

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...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 2 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 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

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

[AJS] Native CL command to create a new environment

At the moment the only supported way to create a new scheduling environment in Advanced Job Scheduler is to use the Navigator for i. Use Case: A native CL command would make it possible to use a CL program, script or ansible to setup a new system.
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 1 Not under consideration

Add CCSID to QUSROBJD

The CCSID for an Object is not returned in any of the QUSROBJD formats. It should be. It should also be included in the OBJECT_STATISTICS UDTF. Use Case: Trying to determine what files on my system are NOT setup with CCSID(37). Attempted to use OB...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 3 Future consideration

Add Object Info Status to QUSROBJD 0100 Format

Today when QUSROBJD is used and the Object is "damaged" an exception/error is issued, CPF2115 in the QUSEC error structure. Add Object Status (including Damaged Object status) similar that which is returned by QGYOLOBJ Information Status token. Us...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 6 Future consideration

Provide a Real Retrieve Identity of Last SPOOLED File API

The QSPRILSP API was useful to retrieve the last spool file created in a job. Today, however, it has been compromised and returns the last spooled file in the thread in which the API runs, not the last SPOOLED file for the job for which it was ori...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 2 Not under 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