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Work Management and Messaging

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Add exit point for job message queue full event

IBM has provided the very useful SQL table function QSYS2.JOBLOG_INFO to return the messages in a job log (we also have the messaging API's, but I will focus on JOBLOG_INFO here because of its ease of use). JOBLOG_INFO can be used to investigate w...
5 months ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 2 Not under consideration

Value of column Temporary storage in WRKACTJOB should show the same value as WRKJOB

Sine IBM i 7.2 the new column "Temporary storage" has been added to the command WRKACTJOB . Sometimes it does not show the same value as in: WRKJOB OPTION(*RUNA) QUSRJOBI / JOBI0150 SELECT TEMPORARY_STORAGE FROM table(active_job_info()) I have alr...
6 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...
about 2 years 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...
about 6 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...
about 7 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 ...
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 4 Future consideration

Send message CPPEA55 to QSYSMSG.

The system generates message CPPEA55 when it detects a service processor battery failure, but it is not currently sent to message queue QSYSMSG. If it were sent, a user message handling program attached to QSYSMSG could monitor for this message an...
2 months ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 0 Future consideration

Terminate long running tasks on end requests

In order to terminate a program gracefully during an end request (ex. ENDJOB, ENDSBS, ...) the job end status can be checked (ex. RTVJOBA ENDSTS in CL or %ShtDn in RPG) and acted accordingly. The problem is however that when a job is executing lon...
5 months ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 4 Future consideration

Wrkactjob - Filter by user

Would help if the wrkactjob command could also filter for a specific user as well. Now you can only subset by subsystem. Usefull if you need to see wrkactjob per user as well. Now you have to press F16 on the wrkactjob screen and press F16. Work w...
almost 2 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...
about 7 years ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 1 Not under consideration