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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

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...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Core OS 2 Not under consideration

Explaination needed as to why traditiona IBM i support for N-2 seems to be vanishing

For decades IBM has support the current release of the operation system (IBM i) and the prior 2 releases of same. Today, it sees only V7R5 and V7R4 are being enhanced and V7R3 is being abandoned before an enevatable V7Rn+1 is announced or shipped....
about 2 months ago in IBM i / Core OS 2 Not under 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 ...
8 months ago in IBM i / Core OS 3 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

[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

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

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

job scheduler auditing

Changes to the job scheduler can not be traced. We need some kind of journaling to be able to see what changed, by whom and when. Use Case: Internal audit want to know why job schedule entries have been setup and/or removed/changed.
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 7 Future 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 ...
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 2 Not under consideration