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Enhance QMHRTVM with Message_ID

QMHRTVM is used to return the 1st and 2nd level message text for a specific MSGID from a *MSGF. However, API formats RTVM0300 and RTVM0400 are the only formats that return the actual MSGID of the message being retrieved. Formats 100 and 200 do not...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 3 Not under consideration

Add the ability to Watch a file

Using Watches, you can watch for messages, PAL entries, and LIC Logs. Management Central used to have file monitors that provided a similar sort of feature. This RFE is to request the ability to Watch a file. The minimum features needed to watch a...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 3 Not under consideration

Ability to filter CPI1150 "not waiting for specific message" MSGW jobs

We use mostly SQL calls to monitor our IBM i partitions.A common issue we come across on various partitions is jobs that are in status MSGW but are not waiting for a specific message (CPI1150 when you put a 7 on them in WRKACTJOB). These jobs are ...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 4 Future consideration

Enhance QMHRTVM Retrieve Option parm with *GE

The QMHRTVM (Retrieve Message) API has a so-called "Retrieve Option" parameter that controls whether the MSGID is returned or the Next MSGID is returned from the MSGF. Please add a *NEXT or *SAME option, meaning *GE (Greater Than or Equal) option ...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 3 Future consideration

Allow text search when viewing job log for active job.

It would be fantastic if we could search for a text string within a job log of an active job, without having to DSPJOBLOG OUTPUT(*PRINT) and then searching the spool file. A simple text search function key would suffice and position the screen to ...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 4 Not under consideration

Allow automatic DATFMT at signon

I have yet to find a way to set DATFMT automatically at signon.I deal with some systems with "YYMMDD" or "DDMMYY". I personally prefer "MMDDYY", but I can't change the system value.Could DATFMT be added as an option in a user profile? Or as an opt...
11 months ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 4 Not under consideration

Add Support for Automatic Prestart Job Tuning

The shipped defaults for the various prestart job entries are generally not appropriate for highly used prestart jobs. In today's environment, prestart jobs are used by almost every IBM i shop. Most shops do not tune their prestart job entries and...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 5 Not under consideration

Add subsystem name to CPF1164 job ending message

Need to identify when a job(s) end from a user defined subsystem.Currently, there are 50 jobs, some duplicate names.Job could end normal or abnormal. These jobs always need to be running. Note: the subsystem name does exist on the the CPF1124 mess...
about 4 years ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 3 Future consideration

Allow "5-Work with" on duplicate entries in WRKJOB

Currently, WRKJOB QZDASOINIT, for example, returns a list of duplicate jobs. If you select one, you need to re-execute the WRKJOB to get the list of duplicate jobs back before selecting another one. Can the list of duplicate jobs be in the format ...
almost 5 years ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 4 Not under consideration

Support Subsystem names and multiple Job SubType Enhanced for all API format choices for calls to QGYOLOBJ

All other selection (filter) criteria work when calling QGYOLOBJ except "Active Subsystem" and multiple "Job Type - Enhanced". The issue with Job Type may be a bug, but the Active Subsystem should not be limited to only format OLJB0300
3 months ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 3 Not under consideration