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My ideas: IBM i

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Add number of upload/download threads for "Work with IFS" action.

when uploading or downloading files using the IFS "action". When I choose any number of files the program will try and upload/download all the files at one time. this can/has caused issues on the PC. Please add an option, to limit the number of co...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 2 Delivered

An IBM i Service to retrieve program copyright info similar to DSPPGM DETAIL(*COPYRIGHT)

This would be useful for programmers attempting to review or confirm the copyright entries on their commercial products.
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Delivered

In the Run SQL Scripts tool, when using "library.table" naming convention, double clicking on the library name should only select the library name and not the whole "library.table" string

This is how it works with "library/table". If you double-click on "library" the word "library" will be highlighted. But if you are using "library.table" and double-click on "library" it will highlight the entire string. It's cumbersome and inconsi...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 3 Delivered

IBM Navigator for i: customize help/selections based on the OS version.

http://myibmi:2002/Navigator/mainframe/cfg/system-values System value in question is QSSLPCL. It says the default when using *OPSYS is TLS 1.0, 1.1, 1.2, and 1.3. However the defaults for *OPSYS varies by OS release as shown at:
over 1 year ago in IBM i / System Management 2 Delivered

Need ACS bundle.jar to run under java 11 on IBM i

When running an export of data using the CLdownload and setting the job level to use Java 11. The program fails. I am running the following command. Type command, press Enter. Run this first: CHGENVVAR ENVVAR(JAVA_HOME) VALUE('/QOpenSys/QIBM/ProdD...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 3 Delivered

Viewing and using groups in Console of Administration Runtime Expert

I would like my team to have the ability to view and verify groups I have created in Administration Runtime Expert. Currently, they can't even see them. But we can see and change the Deployment Templates.
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / System Management 2 Delivered

Add parameter to CHGPF to ignore CPA32B2

Our CI/CD software uses SSH to communicate with IBM i. In addition to installing ILE program objects, IFS files, ... it can also execute CHGPF. When removing a column from a PF IBM i will send the message CPA32B2 which will be automatically answer...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Delivered

Enhance Outbound API Timeout Control to Support Millisecond

There is timeout control method in IBMi transport C outbound API package.AXISC_PROPERTY_CONNECT_TIMEOUT AXISC_PROPERTY_IO_TIMEOUT If the time parameter value is greater than zero, the value will be used as the maximum time, in seconds, to wait for...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 2 Delivered

Open Source Package Manager - Add Search Feature

In the Open Source Package Manager it would be fantastic if there was a way to search or refine the list of packages instead of having to scroll through the entire list. This could apply to all three sections: Installed, Updates and Available pack...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 2 Delivered

Keep unanswered inquiry messages for qsysopr on top with different color in the new navigator for i

In IBM i Access for Windows unanswered inquiry messages were kept on top in a different color. This functionality is missing in the new navigator for i. This is very unpractical for us as we now have to filter on inquiry type and we don't see a di...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / System Management 4 Delivered