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Object Last Date Used updated during library copy

The Last Date Used field should not be updated on all of the objects when we are making a backup copy of a library. Why does IBM feel the need to update this date during the copy. The objects are not technically being used. We are only making a co...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 2 Not under consideration

Integrate SQL Object Name into IBM i Object Description

More and more IBM i object types are being utilized by the SQL environment on IBM i. However, "the database" is supposed to be Integrated, not an add-on on this platform. Therefore when an IBM i object is repurposed as an SQL Object and a LONG nam...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 6 Not under consideration

Provide a GET SQL OBJECT TYPE for IBM i Objects API

We need a way to pass in an IBM i object and return a value that indicates (A) The SQL Object Type and (B) whether or not is is an SQL Object. Effectively this would allow us to check if the object is an SQL object and obtain its SQL Object Type. ...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 2 Future consideration

Allow interactive jobs to run threaded applications

Currently interactive jobs on the IBM i are not allowed to run multithreaded applications. Whilst there is a possible "workaround" to execute these in PASE / QSH; yet to be verified in our instance if this works or not, the ability to execute a na...
over 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 2 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 3 Not under consideration

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

add repeat every x minutes to OS400/IBMi integrated scheduler

Please add "repeat every x minutes" / "repeat every x seconds" to the native OS scheduler. Every OS, even free, has this basic capability. I know that there is an "advanced scheduler" product, but my opinion the Operating System should have such b...
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 7 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 3 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 6 Future 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 3 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 3 Not under consideration

F5 Refresh Key Behavior on Certain List Screens

On the Work with Subsystems (WRKSBS) screen as well as the Display Open Files screen inside the Work with Job menu option 14, if you scroll down to see a particular subsystem or file name and press F5 to refresh the statistics, the entire list is ...
about 3 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 4 Future consideration