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Change Command Default for Create Network Server Desc (CRTNWSD) to *GUEST

As IBM i hosting IBM i has become ever more popular, when creating a Network Server Description (CRTNWSD) it is much more likely you would want to specify IBM i parameters rather than the default Windows based ones. I think that changing these com...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Core OS 2 Not under consideration

CHGASPACT *SUSPEND / if it fails, need info about blocking processes / jobs

Hi in order to do a flashcopy while active we use to to a chgaspact aspdev(*sysbas) option(*suspend) ssptimo(60) ssptimoacn(*END) On some customer systems this fails even with a second try with 90 seconds. The problem is, there is no information w...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Core OS 1 Functionality already exists

Add FromStreamFile option to CRTPAGSEG

We turned FTP off on our system. I had the need to update a page segment & it look a lot of trial-and-error when using CPYFRMSTMF to copy the raw page segment from the IFS (added via network share) to a physical file to then execute the CRTPAG...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Core OS 1 Not under consideration

Provide access to "extraction program" used by DSPLOG and QMHOLHST API for Developer use

The QMHOLHST API is fine for simple selection and use but it not only omits a few pieces of the QHST log (such as from program and stmt nbr) it also severely limits the number of jobs that may be used to restrict the results. (currently 5) and the...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Core OS 1 Not under consideration

New and modern type of subfile

Many of us asked to improve the subfiles, but all requests failed. Probably because the part of the operating system that mange subfiles contain old code and it is hard to do any changes. Suggestion: introduce a new type of subfiles, that will be ...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Core OS 4 Not under consideration

System tables to use date / time fields instead of character fields in job format

Current IBM supplied output files, such as QADSPOBJ, that are use as templates for associated system commands store dates in 2 character fields and times in single character fields. Given the power of Db2 for i and the availability of date / time...
over 1 year 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 ...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Core OS 3 Not under consideration

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 ...
almost 2 years 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...
almost 2 years 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...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 1 Future consideration