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Work Management and Messaging

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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...
almost 7 years ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 2 Not under consideration

Add 'Call stack counter' to QMHSNDSM

Please add a 'Call stack counter' parameter to the QMHSNDSM API. We want to encapsulate the ability to set a scope-handling program in a command so that less experienced programmers can use it without having to understand the nuances of the QMHSND...
almost 7 years ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 1 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...
about 7 years ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 3 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...
about 7 years ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 3 Not under consideration

Add compiler option to check Date Format Validity (Years 2040, 2071).

As of 2040 all 6 digits dates will crash the program or give invalid resutls! And as 2071 May 10, all 7 digits dates in format *CYMD will crash! The problem is due now when using future dates, like expiration date or due date. Add a compiler optio...
about 7 years ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 8 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

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

Add delay parameter to SBMJOB command

Please add a DELAY parameter to the SBMJOB command that would first delay the job for the specified number of seconds, then run the command in batch. Use Case: We have external systems that upload files to the IBM I for processing, and then have a...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 6 Not under consideration

Allow "Display Path Status" from command line

currently the only interface to view the current Disk Path Status is in Service Tools. Would like to be able to see that information from the WRKDSKSTS screens (via a F-11 option view) Use Case: only way to view disk path status is to logon to Ser...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 5 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...
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 7 Not under consideration