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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...
about 4 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 7 Not under consideration

Add timestamp to peak temporary storage

The system tracks the peak temporary storage for each temporary storage bucket. The addition of a timestamp for when the peak was hit would be very helpful in understanding and debugging temporary storage consumption issues. Use Case: I have a cli...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 4 Not under consideration

Add more user defined attributes/object information to an object

At the moment the user can only add one additional information to an object, f. e. via the system API QLICOBJD. But as different applications/tools need to add their own information to the object the previously set information will be overridden. ...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 9 Not under consideration

Provide a way to Supress CPC2206

When running applications that do things such as recreate an object ("CREATE or REPLACE" in SQL or Create user space with option to Replace it) the system generates CPC2206 "Ownership of object XYZ in ABC changed."In some applications this can get...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 3 Not under 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...
about 5 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 2 Not under 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...
5 months ago in IBM i / Core OS 1 Not under consideration

Add JOB TIME Property to CHGJOB cmd and QWTCHGJB API

Customers are running applications that need to set the time to something other than the System Time (i.e. QTIME system value). Today they have to change the QTIME system value which impacts all things on the system and then remember to change it ...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 2 Not under consideration

Fix QsnRtvWinD so that it correctly returns its information

The DSM API QsnRtvWinD does not correctly populate the passed in data structure with the current window description. This causes errors when using that information in the QsnChgWin API--for example, the window border will not recognize the GUI_Sup...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 4 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...
5 months ago in IBM i / Core OS 4 Not under consideration

Add IBM i to a supported platform for Verse On Prem (VOP)

Please add IBM i as a supported platform for Verse On Premises, aka Verse On Prem, aka VOP. Use Case: Currently they only support Linux and Windows. These are good operating systems for proof of concept and development however we would like a more...
about 7 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 4 Not under consideration