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Option to have full usage history log of an object

Currently there are only 2 attributes of usage info for an object: Last used date Days used count 1. Last used date gives only the date used, not the time used.2. "Days used count" does not give us which days it was used.3. We do not know which us...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 2 Not under consideration

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...
almost 4 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 5 Not under consideration

Advanced Job Scheduler - Report by User

IBM Advanced Job Scheduler DSPJOBJS Field Options. New Feature: Adding the "User field" from the submission information section in an entry. Having an option to determine if a specific user profile is being used in an existing job scheduler entry....
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 2 Not under consideration

ENDJOB OPTION(*IMMED) considered harmful

ENDJOB OPTION(*IMMED) has outlived it's usefulness. Modern code contains more subtle locking then in days past & often has exit handlers to perform cleanup. This is true of both client & IBM code (I'm looking at you, SQE). End *IMMED ends ...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 5 Not under consideration

increase user space size

The maximum size of an user space object is 16, 776, 704 bytes. This is no longer sufficient. If a library contains more than about 25.000 objects I can not dump all object information (QUSROBJD using OBJD0300) into the user space. Please increase...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 5 Not under consideration

provide "remove disk from configuration" operation in QYASSDMO

Please provide an operation to access "remove disk unit from configuration" via API QYASSDMO Use Case: we are using this API for several disk related operations (mainly adding disk storage to ASPs on running environments), but also want to reduce ...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 3 Future consideration

Add JOB TIME Property to CHGJOB cmd and QWTCHGJB API

Customers are running applications that need to set the time to something other than the System Time (i.e. QTIME system value). Today they have to change the QTIME system value which impacts all things on the system and then remember to change it ...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 2 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...
about 4 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...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 0 Future 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 "...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 1 Not under consideration