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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

Improvement of existing CCSID 1388 to cater latest China National Standard 13080-2022

Recently China Information technology authority announced the latest national Chinese coded character set GB18030-2022 and make it mandatory for all the banking industry. There are a lot of new rarely use character set added into this GB18030-2022...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Core OS 5 Future consideration

Add OBJECT ATTRIBUTE (PF, PRTF, LF, C, RPGLE, etc.) to the object selection for QGYOLOBJ API.

Using only the object type (*FILE, *PGM, etc) with QGYOLOBJ is okay, but in the specific case of object type *FILE, there are so many variations, DDM, PF, LF, PRTF, and so on. Often when you specify *FILE you only want one of those subtypes or obj...
11 months ago in IBM i / Core OS 4 Under review

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

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 ...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 4 Future consideration

Adding an exit point for monitoring replies to error messages

There is no Exit Point for Monitoring for Replies to Inquiry Messages. It would be a nice enhancement to the Operating System. Use Case: In some rare situations, the user gets an error message (for example, MCH1202 or MCH0603 or MCH3603). Not know...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 3 Not under consideration

Create an AS/400 environment, similar to S/36 environment

Create an AS/400 environment that requires a startup command - eg. STR400 - similar to STRS36. Isolate certain OS functions that can only run if you start this environment first - eg, STRSEU, STRQRY, STRSDA.. Any green screen command that has an e...
almost 5 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 9 Not under consideration

The limit of 9999 records in a subfile is more than 30 years old. Time to increase

There is some justifcation about the limit of 9999 for a subfile. It is more than 500 pages. To roll so many pages does not make sense. But many have desinged programs that search subfiles, sort the subfile, print the subfile, see also request htt...
about 7 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 6 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...
almost 4 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 7 Not under consideration

Add timestamp to peak temporary storage

The system tracks the peak temporary storage for each temporary storage bucket. The addition of a timestamp for when the peak was hit would be very helpful in understanding and debugging temporary storage consumption issues. Use Case: I have a cli...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 4 Not under consideration