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IBM Advanced Job Scheduler

Add *SYNC option or :1. Create a command called SYNCJOBJS2. Prompts for the *RMTLOCNAME3. Compares all AJS entries between source and target systems.4. Writes the difference to a file by *LOC and *REMOTE (System names could be the same in NETA)5. ...
about 6 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 2 Not under consideration

Improve cancel handler to avoid hang situations when ending jobs that behaves badly.

We've had a lot of hang situations when doing ENDSBS *ALL over the year which always results in us having to restart the LPAR using the HMC. The cause have in almost all cases been found to be an application program not responding to the cancel ha...
almost 7 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 3 Not under consideration

IBM Commands and DS4

the IBM have a lot of commands.The screen output of the the commands are in DS3 24*80.It would be really great when the DSPF of commands would be changed to output the commands in DS4 when it's available. Use Case: See more directly.
almost 7 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 1 Not under consideration

PTP - Precision TIME Protocol

A new request from a financial market require to us the PTP: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Precision_Time_Protocol Could you add it on IBM I? Use Case: The financial market require to us for the new release this standard.
almost 7 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 4 Not under consideration

Advanced Job Scheduler Calendar Date Entry

Add ability to input more than one calendar date at a time. Could be as simple as adding a + sign for More dates. Could be presenting a scrollable date calendar dropdown or popup in the green screen that one could point and click multiple dates ov...
about 7 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 3 Not under consideration

Limit of 10 characters for an objectname is more than 30 years old, time to increase

IBM allows procedure-names with more than 10 characters for the name of the procedure. For a Service-program-name (and for all other objects on the IBM i) only 10 characters are allowed. In my company we have thousands of Service-programs because ...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Core OS 2 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 ...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 4 Not under consideration

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

[AJS] check JOB dependencies when running a SBMJOBJS

CHKDEP parameter for SBMJOBJS command only check for resource dependencies or for active JOB dependencies.When we add JOB dependencies to AJS, SBMJOBJS don't mater of them and we can submit a JOB without that is predecesor as running. Use Case: SB...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 2 Not under consideration

CHKPPRC enhancements

1) CHKPPRC should have a 3rd completion code: Successful but with errors or warnings. Currently there are only 2 completion codes, successful or failed. But automation tools may miss errors or warnings. 2) In a symmetrical GMIR environment, where ...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 3 Not under consideration