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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

Add IBM i to a supported platform for Verse On Prem (VOP)

Please add IBM i as a supported platform for Verse On Premises, aka Verse On Prem, aka VOP. Use Case: Currently they only support Linux and Windows. These are good operating systems for proof of concept and development however we would like a more...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 4 Not under consideration

Need API to return SQL_OBJECT_TYPE and SQL LONG NAME from IBM i object name and type and visversa

Please enhanced QGYOLOBJ and QUSROBJD return the SQL Long Object Name and SQL Object Type for objects that have those properties. Also, provide a new API or enhance QDBRTVSN to go in the reverse; that is to return the IBM i object name and object ...
9 months ago in IBM i / Core OS 2 Future 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

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

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

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

Enhance QSYS2.SCHEDULED_JOB_INFO

I would like to request that QSYS2.SCHEDULED_JOB_INFO be enhanced to include IBM Advanced Job Scheduler entries. Thank you. Use Case: I need to query the advanced job schedule entries and job scheduled entries in order to search for specific entri...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 1 Not under consideration

spawn() - Don't check "max active" of job queue and controlled end of subsystem for spawn() jobs (BCI)

Spawn jobs (BCI) are handled like normal submitted jobs. This mean that the current job queue needs to have enough "max active jobs" left to start a BCI job. In my eyes the spwan() mechanism should always starts the requested jobs and ignore the "...
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 1 Not under consideration

Add FromStreamFile option to CRTPAGSEG

We turned FTP off on our system. I had the need to update a page segment & it look a lot of trial-and-error when using CPYFRMSTMF to copy the raw page segment from the IFS (added via network share) to a physical file to then execute the CRTPAG...
6 months ago in IBM i / Core OS 1 Not under consideration