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Work Management and Messaging

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IBM i Access QSYSOPR: display the job log of the sender job.

When I'm reading messages in QSYSOPR I often need to see the job log of the sender job. The qualified job name is already available in message property, so I think it's very simple to add an option. Use Case: Very helpfull for errors investigation.
about 7 years ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 4 Not under consideration

Must Gather Tool (MGT) Command helptext

MGT is a great set of tools helping you when dealing with problems. The only thing it lacks is proper command help text. Yes there are web pages available dealing with the commands available, but they are not always up to date. When looking at the...
12 months ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 1 Submitted

Provide public API in JTOpen to clear a user's "Message Waiting" status

In 5250, there is a concept of a “message light/waiting” that is on/off to show whether a user has received a new message when the *NOTIFY message option is set on their user profile. If the user is logged in to a 5250 session, and they get a new ...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 3 Not under consideration

Retrieve environment variables from another job

From one job to be able to retrieve environmentvariables from another job. A specified variable or a list of all variables and there values. Use Case: Environment variables holds important information about a job. You can retrieve almost everythin...
about 7 years ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 3 Not under consideration

Enhance Job Log Access

When viewing a job log via any of the WRK commands (e.g. WRKJOB, WRKUSRJOB, etc) add the following abilities:1) search the displayed job log2) print the job log3) write the job log to a file Use Case: Right now it's a real pain to analyze a job lo...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 7 Not under consideration

Change ADDWLCGRP "Add Workload Group" to set the processor limit < 1,0

Our customers are using LPARs with less than one CPU assigned. To reduce the impact of ad-hoc queries (e.g. via ODBC) we need to set a CPU limit of the ODBC subsystem. Currently with a workload group we can only set a limit to a whole CPU. But we ...
2 months ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 2 Not under consideration

Improve diagnostics when routing work by user profile with allow_rollover set to NO and the subsystem is not active

When routing work by user profile with QSYS2.SET_SERVER_SBS_ROUTING, the allow_rollover parameter dictates the behavior if the target subsystem is not active. I always recommend allow_rollover to be NO in a production environment as that allows en...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 2 Future consideration

Allow multiple "system" reply lists

The system reply list is very useful for supplying automatic responses to messages, but occasionally a certain reply is only valid for a certain purpose, and not safe to set globally. Please create a QAQQINI setting that overrides the "system" rep...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 3 Not under consideration

Request for improvement : IBM i GO POWER menu

Customer who doesn't access IBM i Console would like to do IPL their systems safely. It's useful to use 'GO POWER' menu but 'GO POWER' is executing a PWRDWNSYS *IMMED only. On the other hand, IBM i support centre recommend to end all the TCP funct...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 4 Not under consideration

Watchesspawning QSCWCHPS jobs

When you create a message queue watch, the OS spawns a QSCWCHPS job whenever the specified message ID is generated. That QSCWCHPS job determines if it's for the specified message queue and, if it is, executes the watch program. This causes a treme...
almost 7 years ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 3 Not under consideration