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[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 Object Target Release to QUSROBJD and QGYOLOBJ API Result Set

Apparently the TGTRLS parameter of program and service program creation does not get returned by either QGYOLOBJ nor QUSROBJD APIs.Yet it is displayed on the DSPPGM and DSPSRVPGM commands, hence it is a *PGM *SRVPGM attribute. The request to to re...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Core OS 3 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 ...
6 months ago in IBM i / Core OS 4 Not under 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.
about 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...
6 months ago in IBM i / Core OS 2 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 ...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 2 Not under consideration

Enhance WRKOBJ to have elements from DSPLIB

When doing DSPLIB libname there is information about the object Size and a total count of objects in the library. When doing a WRKOBJ libname/objqualifier typequalifier there is no object size or object count displayed. Having this information dis...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Core OS 3 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 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 ...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Core OS 2 Not under consideration

Adding an exit point for monitoring replies to error messages

There is no Exit Point for Monitoring for Replies to Inquiry Messages. It would be a nice enhancement to the Operating System. Use Case: In some rare situations, the user gets an error message (for example, MCH1202 or MCH0603 or MCH3603). Not know...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 3 Not under consideration