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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...
about 5 years ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 2 Not under consideration

Add send and receive program to API QMHOLHST

Some information is missing in the data returned by the API QMHOLHST:Sending and receiving program names and instructions. The information is already present in the QHST database file in record type 0001 in position 81 to 110, so it should be easy...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 3 Future 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 ...
about 6 years ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 3 Future 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...
about 5 years ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 1 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...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 5 Not under consideration

Publish program QMHSCLVL as an API

Please publish program QMHSCLVL (Additional Message Display) as an API. Use Case: The ILE Dynamic Screen Manager API does not support help key thus there is no additional message display like in panel groups or display files. Having program QMHSCL...
about 6 years ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 4 Not under consideration

Make Data Queues Faster

Every time I use data queues (DTAQ) on IBM i all the RPG programmers tell me they are too slow. Please make data queues faster so I don't have to listen to those dummies. Use Case: 1). utilize data queues as replacement for arrays so as to avoid a...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 6 Not under consideration

Allow encrypted services for SET_SERVER_SBS_ROUTING

We are using SET_SERVER_SBS_ROUTING to route our ODBC connections into individual subsystems based on the connecting user (and we have a lot of them).Recent security requirements enforced us to encrypt every possible system access.When changing su...
about 6 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 6 years ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 3 Not under consideration