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Power off Date by sql

we require the ability to find the time and date of machine shutdown via sql (scheduled via the go power command)
2 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 4 Future consideration

SQL Script Listing Open IFS Share Sessions

The below SQL script "SELECT SERVER_SHARE_NAME, SHARE_TYPE, TEXT_DESCRIPTION, PATH_NAME, CURRENT_CONNECTIONS FROM QSYS2.SERVER_SHARE_INFO WHERE SHARE_TYPE = 'FILE';" will list all IFS shares and the number of current connections but does not provi...
3 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Future consideration

Add ORDER BY Creation Date/Time to WRKSPLF and add *USRPRF option and System Value for Same

Our end users tend to keep SPOOLED files "forever" so the more days that pass, the longer their list of SPOOLED files becomes. I would be extremely helpful to provide a User Profile-based option for "SPOOLED File Sequencing" that is applied when U...
4 months ago in IBM i / Print 4 Future consideration

Add new parameter SAVDTA( *YES | *NO ) to the SAVLIB and SAVOBJ commands.

It would offer the ability to save a library (or object) without data so that a new instance of an application could be created starting with an empty database. Everything would be saved except the data. When the library is later restored tables a...
3 months ago in IBM i / Save and Restore 3 Future consideration
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Develop Visual Studio Code Extension for RPG

Visual studio code is one of the most code editor used all around the world. What I want is an extension for Visual Studio Code to use it as RPG Editor. You could implement one of this extension: https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/items?itemName...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 18 Future consideration

Enable all AJS operations using Navigator for i on IBM i 7.5

Even though the Advanced Job Scheduler menu in Navigator for i on IBM i 7.5 is currently incomplete and the older Navigator for i no longer usable. Users have no choice but to configure with 5250. Customers would like to perform all operations usi...
7 months ago in IBM i / System Management 3 Future consideration

Add parameter to RSTLIB / RSTOBJ commands to restore table(s) without data

Please consider adding a parameter to the RSTLIB and RSTOBJ commands to allow restore of DB2 tables / PF's without data (rows). It would be great to be able to restore libraries or objects without getting the data onto the system. Use case 1: We h...
6 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 7 Future consideration

SYSTOOLS.READ_SPREADSHEET to be able to read xlsx files from SQL

It would be usefull to be able to read xlsx files from within RPG programs for importing data as a table function.
3 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Future consideration

Migrate Web Administration TLS Wizards to Navigator for i

According to document 7130983, Web Administration for i GUI is migrating to Navigator for i. One important function of the current GUI is not mentioned though- the Wizards to enable and disable TLS for both the HTTPS ADMIN server and the IAS ADMIN...
3 months ago in IBM i / System Management 3 Future consideration

New ASSERT op-code

Assertions are good programming style and widely in use in C, C++ and other languages. The idea is to have an ASSERT op-code like that: assert sqlcode in %list(0:100) 'Unexpected SQLCODE = '+%char(sqlcode); assert sqlcode = *zero %msg(...) %target...
4 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 Future consideration