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Core OS

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New and modern type of subfile

Many of us asked to improve the subfiles, but all requests failed. Probably because the part of the operating system that mange subfiles contain old code and it is hard to do any changes. Suggestion: introduce a new type of subfiles, that will be ...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Core OS 4 Not under consideration

Need additional ways to route jobs into subsystems other than User ID and IP address via SET_SERVER_SBS_ROUTING

We are using a WebSphere application that accesses the IBM i using DB2 UDB for iSeries (Toolbox). By default, this runs jobs on the IBM i under the QUSRWRK subsystem. We need to configure the system so that all the QZDASOINIT (or QZDASSINIT) jobs ...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Core OS 3 Not under consideration

[AJS] check JOB dependencies when running a SBMJOBJS

CHKDEP parameter for SBMJOBJS command only check for resource dependencies or for active JOB dependencies.When we add JOB dependencies to AJS, SBMJOBJS don't mater of them and we can submit a JOB without that is predecesor as running. Use Case: SB...
about 4 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 2 Not under consideration

CHKPPRC enhancements

1) CHKPPRC should have a 3rd completion code: Successful but with errors or warnings. Currently there are only 2 completion codes, successful or failed. But automation tools may miss errors or warnings. 2) In a symmetrical GMIR environment, where ...
about 4 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 3 Not under consideration

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...
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 5 Not under 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...
9 months ago in IBM i / Core OS 4 Under review

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

[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')
about 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...
about 4 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 2 Not under consideration