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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

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

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

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 2 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 3 Not under consideration

Change Command Default for Create Network Server Desc (CRTNWSD) to *GUEST

As IBM i hosting IBM i has become ever more popular, when creating a Network Server Description (CRTNWSD) it is much more likely you would want to specify IBM i parameters rather than the default Windows based ones. I think that changing these com...
2 months ago in IBM i / Core OS 1 Under review

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

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...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 4 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
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 6 Future consideration

WRKACTJOB - add a filter by Status

On our system, we frequently have thousands of jobs running. While we can sort by status, it would be very nice to be able to filter by status so we do not have to scroll across dozens of pages to get to the status we want to isolate, and also wou...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 4 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 ...
8 months ago in IBM i / Core OS 4 Not under consideration