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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

Need to see "Willing to communicate in English" field on Pipeline screen

Since our teams cover many different languages it would be very helpful to see what language the customer wishes to communicate in on the main pipeline case screen. Use Case: It would save time so we don't have to select each case to determine if ...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 1 Not under consideration

Show active NWSD jobs that have an NWSSTG space in an IASP under the WRKASPJOB command

If an active Network Server Description (NWSD) has a linked Network Server Storage space (NWSSTG) in an available IASP, attempting to vary off the IASP or perform a PowerHA switch will fail with CPAB8E6 'device xxx cannot be varied off at this tim...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 2 Is a defect

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

job scheduler auditing

Changes to the job scheduler can not be traced. We need some kind of journaling to be able to see what changed, by whom and when. Use Case: Internal audit want to know why job schedule entries have been setup and/or removed/changed.
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 7 Future 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

Add Object Info Status to QUSROBJD 0100 Format

Today when QUSROBJD is used and the Object is "damaged" an exception/error is issued, CPF2115 in the QUSEC error structure. Add Object Status (including Damaged Object status) similar that which is returned by QGYOLOBJ Information Status token. Us...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 6 Future 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...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 2 Not under consideration

Allow message overrides in all threads of a multi-threaded job

Currently the IBM i allows you to override database files and printer files that impact on ALL threads that run in a multi-threaded job. Message file overrides only override message file operations in the initial thread. This limitation needs to b...
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 0 Future consideration

System tables to use date / time fields instead of character fields in job format

Current IBM supplied output files, such as QADSPOBJ, that are use as templates for associated system commands store dates in 2 character fields and times in single character fields. Given the power of Db2 for i and the availability of date / time ...
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 2 Not under consideration