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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...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 4 Not under consideration

Store DTAQ object on SSD

To increase performance I would like a way to move the data queue objects to SSD Use Case: Our application uses a lot of data queues with lots of IO to them and currently I can't find a way to move these objects to the faster solid state drives.
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 2 Not under consideration

Provide error handler for secondary thread of multi-threaded job

When a multi-threaded job encounters an unhandled exception, the system should be able to gracefully handle the error with the standard *INQ message to *EXT or QSYSOPR. Background When an unhandled exception occurs in the secondary thread of a mul...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 3 Not under consideration

Separate System journals and logs on CHGCLNUP

There are lots of system journals that do not need to be retained for as long as we retain the system log. It would be nice to specify clean up of these two items separately on the CHGCLNUP tool Use Case: CHGCLNUP could be set to purge system jour...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 3 Not under consideration

WRKJOB: CPI1157-Duplicate jobs found; can it return back to the list?

WRKJOB currently returns a list of matching jobs and asks me to select one. After having done so and examined the selected job, I get returned to a command line. Can it be enhanced to return to the list of jobs? Or the list be enhanced with a 5="W...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 5 Not under consideration

Command / SQL service to retrieve specific IPL attributes

Increased use of flash copy requires changes to IPL attributes before the copy has been made, to control the behaviour of the cloned partition. These changes need to be reverted on the parent partition to avoid unwanted behaviour at IPL. Althoug...
4 months ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 2 Future consideration

Change QMHRCVM, QGYOLMSG and MESSAGE_QUEUE_INFO to return the same severity for immediate messages

Today the QMHRCVM API returns 0 (zero) for messages send by the SNDMSG command, whereas DSPMSG, the QGYOLMSG API and the MESSAGE_QUEUE_INFO SQL table function return 80. That is confusing, for example when using both APIs. From the documentation o...
9 months ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 2 Not under consideration

Port Loadlever to iSeries

Loadleveler is a fantastic workload management tool on the AIX platform. It's astonishing that the IBM iSeries, which is known as an amazing batch transaction system, doesn't not have an equivalent tool. Job Scheduler and Advanced Job Scheduler al...
almost 5 years ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 1 Not under consideration

JOBQ that spans multiple systems

Consider possibility of creating a JOBQ that spans multiple systems. Use Case: Think of a client who only has one tape drive (FC attached) but multiple IBM i LPARs. In this case only one client at a time can save to this tape drive. Most saves are...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 2 Not under consideration

Notification for Work load capping events

after an upgrade to a new serial number system, WLC information is "deleted" Use Case: thru the PMR I was able to get documentation to cover what happens when a server is upgraded to a different serial number server.The only notification that WLC ...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 3 Future consideration