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Need additional ways to route jobs into subsystems other than User ID and IP address via SET_SERVER_SBS_ROUTING

We are using a WebSphere application that accesses the IBM i using DB2 UDB for iSeries (Toolbox). By default, this runs jobs on the IBM i under the QUSRWRK subsystem. We need to configure the system so that all the QZDASOINIT (or QZDASSINIT) jobs ...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Core OS 3 Not under consideration

Last use date of folder in System Log

In Content Manager OnDemand for i:A new System Log message that indicates which Folder was used to submit a query, the metadata / indexes searched for, and maybe the total combined time (CPU seconds & wall-clock seconds) to complete the query ...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 4 Not under consideration

AJS - immediately transfer calendar changes to job planning entries

Licence Program 5770-JS1:If a calendar (run, holiday and fiscal) is changed, the properties of the affected jobs should be automatically and immediately adjusted accordingly. Use Case: Several jobs are controlled via the calendar RUN and the holid...
about 4 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 4 Not under consideration

Remove obsolete options from CRTNWSD and CRTNWSSTG

Many of the options on CRTNWSD and CRTNWSSTG are no longer viable. IBM hasn't supported iSCSI since 2016. Starting with the release after 7.5 they should limit it to options currently supported. I would suggest defaults of CRTNWSD TYPE(*GUEST) CRT...
11 months ago in IBM i / Core OS 5 Not under consideration

IP based Printers

An API that can show IP addresses for remote output queue or printers using IP addresses. We have several client systems that we support. Having a simple way to list those IP addresses would make supporting their systems easier for us. Use Case: W...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 5 Not under consideration

Prepare for Jobnumer > 6 digits

For sure this will lead to some discussion - customer asks if job number will be somewhen extended to 6 digits. Currently jobnbr/jobusr/jobname is not a unique combination but you need to force an overrun with looping jobs.Also sysval QMAXJOB must...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 8 Not under consideration

Enhance QSYS2.SCHEDULED_JOB_INFO

I would like to request that QSYS2.SCHEDULED_JOB_INFO be enhanced to include IBM Advanced Job Scheduler entries. Thank you. Use Case: I need to query the advanced job schedule entries and job scheduled entries in order to search for specific entri...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 1 Not under consideration

improve STRCPYSCN and ENDCPYSCN

We would like to request the following: a) Eliminate the message following the STRCPYSCN that breaks to the customer a second after he got a break message to confirm the copy. b) Eliminate the 2 messages that appear following ENDCPYSCN on the user...
almost 4 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 2 Not under consideration

AS/400 Advanced Job Scheduler functionality-57xxJS1

I have two requests for enhancing the Advanced Job Scheduler on As/400. They are closely related together.Initial issue has been found during PMR 46407,668,6681. Update remote system definition in AJD (file: QUSRIJS/QAIJSRMT) allow use FQDN. Curre...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 6 Not under consideration

spawn() - Don't check "max active" of job queue and controlled end of subsystem for spawn() jobs (BCI)

Spawn jobs (BCI) are handled like normal submitted jobs. This mean that the current job queue needs to have enough "max active jobs" left to start a BCI job. In my eyes the spwan() mechanism should always starts the requested jobs and ignore the "...
about 4 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 1 Not under consideration