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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 3 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 5 Not under 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 4 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 8 Not under consideration

System tables to use date / time fields instead of character fields in job format

Current IBM supplied output files, such as QADSPOBJ, that are use as templates for associated system commands store dates in 2 character fields and times in single character fields. Given the power of Db2 for i and the availability of date / time...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Core OS 2 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 5 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 1 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 3 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...
almost 4 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 0 Future consideration

AS/400 Advanced Job Scheduler functionality-57xxJS1

I have two requests for enhancing the Advanced Job Scheduler on As/400. They are closely related together.Initial issue has been found during PMR 46407,668,6681. Update remote system definition in AJD (file: QUSRIJS/QAIJSRMT) allow use FQDN. Curre...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 6 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 3 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 2 Is a defect

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 "...
about 4 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 1 Not under consideration

The QMHQRDQD API should not update the Object Last Used Date.

Currently if you call QMHQRDQD in an RPG or whatever program, that API updates the *DTAQ object's Last-Used Date with the current date. What if QUSROBJD updated the last used date? It doesn't because it should not. The QMHQRDQD API should not upda...
8 months ago in IBM i / Core OS 3 Not under consideration