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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...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 2 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...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 6 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

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...
almost 4 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 2 Is a defect

Change the SIZE Object in WRKOBJ from Byte to MB

Better to check the size of objects in WRKOBJ command
10 months ago in IBM i / Core OS 1 Not under consideration

CHGASPACT: new functionality (*BCD) i.e. best can do. Stay in SUSPEND state even if not everything could be suspended.

Hello IBM, I recently discussed options of CHGASPACT with IBM support (CASE TS014216210). We normally use chgaspact aspdev(*sysbas) option(*suspend) ssptimo(60) ssptimoacn(*END) In case, this is not successful, *CONT is not an option for us. We ne...
10 months ago in IBM i / Core OS 3 Functionality already exists

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

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