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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 2 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 2 Future consideration

Create an "Get Current Library Name" API in the spirit of Qp0wGetJobID

The current API named QWCRTVCA works okay, but in those times when you only need the current library (*CURLIB) for something, setting up the parameters and calling QWCRTVCA is far too verbose and complex. Please create a new simplified API to retu...
2 months ago in IBM i / Core OS 1 Not under consideration

QGYOLOBJ does not return Information_Status = 'L' value and it should

The QGYOLOBJ has key 201 as well as a base header that includes the same information as key 201. However, that field, "Information_Status" or Key 201 never includes the 'L' flag (locked). Instead it returns blanks when an object is locked. So eith...
2 months ago in IBM i / Core OS 4 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...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 7 Not under 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...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 2 Future consideration

Change QUSRUSAT to work with LOCKED User Space Objects

When using the QUSRUSAT (Retrieve user space attributes) API, the API hangs/waits when the *USRSPC is *EXCL or *EXCLRD locked by another process. However since this is a read-only API, it should NOT wait. Other APIs, like DSPOBJD, QUSROBJD, etc. d...
2 months ago in IBM i / Core OS 2 Under review

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 2 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 3 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 2 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 3 Future consideration

Define time zones time zones by User or by Job

Being able to use the same OS for People who work in different parts of the world at the same time. USA and ENGLAND The ideal thing would be to be able to do a CHGJOB of the Job and change the Time Use, so that all the programs can pick up the co...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Core OS 3 Future 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...
about 3 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 3 Not under consideration