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Work Management and Messaging

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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

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

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 8 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 8 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 8 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...
about 8 years ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 3 Not under consideration