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

Improvement of existing CCSID 1388 to cater latest China National Standard 13080-2022

Recently China Information technology authority announced the latest national Chinese coded character set GB18030-2022 and make it mandatory for all the banking industry. There are a lot of new rarely use character set added into this GB18030-2022...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Core OS 5 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.
about 3 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 1 Not under consideration

Add STRCLNUP QEZSCNEP option to run once per day

The STRCLNUP and its job QSYSSCD run QEZSCNEP and then it seems to go to sleep for a period. This leaves the QEZSCNEP job running in QCTL 100% of the time. Provide an option to use something else (perhaps the job scheduler) so that it only runs on...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 5 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 3 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 3 Future 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 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 2 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 3 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...
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 3 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 2 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 4 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...
about 3 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 3 Not under consideration