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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...
almost 5 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 2 Not under consideration

Add CPYJOBSCDE Command

we have work and add job scheduled entries but, can we also have a copy job scheduled entry? Sometimes you need to add a job scheduled entry and just change a script that is going to run. For example, First job scheduled entry SBMJOB CMD(QSYS/RUNS...
5 months ago in IBM i / Core OS 4 Future 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

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 3 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 3 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...
almost 3 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

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

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

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
about 3 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 6 Future consideration