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Add Last Used Time for Object

Currently, create and change have both the date and time but last used only has the date. It would be nice to be able to see the last used time of an object as well. Checking what time an object has been used would useful in validating if an objec...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 4 Not under consideration

Integrate SQL Object Name into IBM i Object Description

More and more IBM i object types are being utilized by the SQL environment on IBM i. However, "the database" is supposed to be Integrated, not an add-on on this platform. Therefore when an IBM i object is repurposed as an SQL Object and a LONG nam...
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 6 Not under consideration

WRKACTJOB - add a filter by Status

On our system, we frequently have thousands of jobs running. While we can sort by status, it would be very nice to be able to filter by status so we do not have to scroll across dozens of pages to get to the status we want to isolate, and also wou...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 4 Not under consideration

add repeat every x minutes to OS400/IBMi integrated scheduler

Please add "repeat every x minutes" / "repeat every x seconds" to the native OS scheduler. Every OS, even free, has this basic capability. I know that there is an "advanced scheduler" product, but my opinion the Operating System should have such b...
about 3 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 7 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 7 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 6 Not under consideration

Add more user defined attributes/object information to an object

At the moment the user can only add one additional information to an object, f. e. via the system API QLICOBJD. But as different applications/tools need to add their own information to the object the previously set information will be overridden. ...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 9 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 4 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

Add IBM i to a supported platform for Verse On Prem (VOP)

Please add IBM i as a supported platform for Verse On Premises, aka Verse On Prem, aka VOP. Use Case: Currently they only support Linux and Windows. These are good operating systems for proof of concept and development however we would like a more...
about 7 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 4 Not under consideration

[AJS] Add SQL services for the Advanced Job Scheduler

[AJS] Add SQL services for the Advanced Job Scheduler Add SQL service for the Advanced Job Scheduler in a similar way as IBM have done with the native/basic job scheduler would be greatly appreciated. Use Case: An easier and more modern way of vie...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 3 Not under consideration