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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...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Core OS 2 Future 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...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Core OS 3 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.
almost 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 ...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 2 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...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Core OS 3 Future 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 ...
4 months ago in IBM i / Core OS 2 Future 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...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Core OS 3 Not under consideration

allow for a alternate log for CPIAD09 messages

the CPIAD09 messages from our QZDASOINIT jobs are choking our QHST log, and making it difficult to navigate. Please provide the ability to have these messages go to another message queue. Use Case: Browsing the QHST log
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Core OS 6 Future 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 1 year ago in IBM i / Core OS 4 Not under consideration

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 2 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 6 Future consideration