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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...
12 months ago in IBM i / Core OS 5 Not under consideration

Provide a way to Supress CPC2206

When running applications that do things such as recreate an object ("CREATE or REPLACE" in SQL or Create user space with option to Replace it) the system generates CPC2206 "Ownership of object XYZ in ABC changed."In some applications this can get...
almost 2 years 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 2 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 4 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...
about 3 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 8 Not under consideration

Option to have full usage history log of an object

Currently there are only 2 attributes of usage info for an object: Last used date Days used count 1. Last used date gives only the date used, not the time used.2. "Days used count" does not give us which days it was used.3. We do not know which us...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 2 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 1 year ago in IBM i / Core OS 4 Future 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 2 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 5 Not under consideration

Advanced Job Scheduler - Report by User

IBM Advanced Job Scheduler DSPJOBJS Field Options. New Feature: Adding the "User field" from the submission information section in an entry. Having an option to determine if a specific user profile is being used in an existing job scheduler entry....
about 5 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 2 Not under consideration

ENDJOB OPTION(*IMMED) considered harmful

ENDJOB OPTION(*IMMED) has outlived it's usefulness. Modern code contains more subtle locking then in days past & often has exit handlers to perform cleanup. This is true of both client & IBM code (I'm looking at you, SQE). End *IMMED ends ...
about 5 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 5 Not under consideration

increase user space size

The maximum size of an user space object is 16, 776, 704 bytes. This is no longer sufficient. If a library contains more than about 25.000 objects I can not dump all object information (QUSROBJD using OBJD0300) into the user space. Please increase...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 5 Not under consideration