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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

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 ...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 3 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...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 8 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

Provide a Real Retrieve Identity of Last SPOOLED File API

The QSPRILSP API was useful to retrieve the last spool file created in a job. Today, however, it has been compromised and returns the last spooled file in the thread in which the API runs, not the last SPOOLED file for the job for which it was ori...
about 5 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 2 Not under consideration

Create an AS/400 environment, similar to S/36 environment

Create an AS/400 environment that requires a startup command - eg. STR400 - similar to STRS36. Isolate certain OS functions that can only run if you start this environment first - eg, STRSEU, STRQRY, STRSDA.. Any green screen command that has an e...
about 5 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 9 Not under consideration

The limit of 9999 records in a subfile is more than 30 years old. Time to increase

There is some justifcation about the limit of 9999 for a subfile. It is more than 500 pages. To roll so many pages does not make sense. But many have desinged programs that search subfiles, sort the subfile, print the subfile, see also request htt...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 2 Not under consideration

AJS schedule jobs in different time zone

Add the ability to "5770JS1 IBM Advanced Job Scheduler for i" to schedule jobs in different time zones where DST is taken into consideration so that the job always starts at the correct time in the target time zone. Use Case: A customer has an LPA...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 1 Not under 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...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 1 Not under consideration

Update or delete commands to comply with current hardware choices

Is CRTCTLLWS even valid anymore? Is ASCII or twinax valid options? CRTDEVDSP:Are most of the DEVCLS, TYPE, MODEL obsolete? Can you use *LCL, *RMT and get it to work on an IBM I 7.3 system?Does IBM i Access Client Solutions support most of the TYPE...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 5 Future consideration