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Make it easier to script changes to the library list of a job description

I had the need to add a library to many job descriptions, too many to want to do manually with CHGJOBD. Using new IBMi services to show job description libraries followed by a CHGJOBD might work, but it's quite clunky. Use Case: Need to add a libr...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 8 Not under consideration

IBM i Support for 5250 Advanced Function Display Data Stream (AFDDS)

Enhance 5250 Display Data Stream to support AFDDS PCs attached via Access Client Solutions (see related RFEs). This would enable IBM i programmers to upgrade their "green screen" sign-on and application displays with fonts, color logos and overlay...
about 8 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 5 Not under consideration

[AJS] Notification encoding

French special characters are not correctly formed when AJAX is sending notifications if smtp server use UTF-8. Use Case: SNDDSTJS RCP(PIERREYVES) SUBJECT('éèçàù') MSG('éèçàùêë')
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 4 Not under consideration

Change Threshold for Ineligible Job

According to this document, threshold for ineligible job is reset to 255 in IPL.http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=nas8N1017756 There is no way to change this initial threshold number. If it can change, it could reduce alert message. Use C...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 2 Not under consideration

Large number of joblogs produced

We are using Infor XA When jobs run, instead of producing one joblog, they are producing many joblogs of approx. 100 pages. We have examples where hundreds of joblogs are produced. If there is an issue and Infor want the joblog, it is not practica...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 1 Not under consideration

CRTDUPOBJ command update a status file or periodically send a message to the job log that indicates the percent complete

There isn't an interface to the CRTDUPOBJ command that allows us to monitor the status, nothing found in Advanced analysis too, So have the CRTDUPOBJ command update a status file or periodically send a message to the job log that indicates the per...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 4 Not under consideration

Save and reuse favourite shell commands, sql statements, qsh statements, ...

Simplify the persistent reuse of statements as we do within cl: with F9 and have that for other environments like qsh: qcmd: sql: bash:. These options are not yet persistent and not easy to manage. I would like to easily build my favourite menus b...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 2 Not under consideration

Recipient Email Notification of AJS jobs when job time limit exceeded

We need Advanced Job Scheduler (AJS) have the ability to send an email notification (not message to the message queue of the user running the scheduled job) to be sent after a specified scheduled job exceeds the time limit threshold specified in t...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 1 Not under consideration

Retrieve data area description

Develop a CL command or API to retrieve the description of a data area (i.e., retrieve the type and length of the data area). Use Case: When ready to promote development work to production which includes any new data areas. Retrieve the data area ...
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 5 Not under consideration

Add Continuation Handle to QWCRJBLK API

"Job holds a large number of locks" but the best we can do is the limitation on the size of a Poitner to a User Space (16M) of available space to dump the job locks info with QWCRJBLK. The API needs to have a Continuation Handle like those used in...
almost 1 year ago in IBM i / Core OS 2 Not under consideration