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IBM i Access Client Solutions(ACS) Data Transfer Download to Excel Spreadsheet change from .xls to .xlsx

The Data Transfer to Excel is still using the old .xls(1997-2003)(65554 limit) instead of .xlsx. You have to download it as a .cvs and then load it to a spread sheet. This would bring ACS to using a current format with out the limit of the old .xl...
4 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 2 Functionality already exists

Add possibility to retrieve current number of filled elements in array with dim(*auto/*var)

Please add the number of filled elements in a varying dimension array. Currently we can set the allocated number with %elem(array: *alloc) = number. This says something about the memory being allocated as far as I understand. If you then use for i...
7 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Functionality already exists

Add a warning when parameter markers are truncated

IBM i silently truncates parameters to prepared statements to match the length of the target. -----From https://www.ibm.com/docs/en/i/7.4?topic=statements-open, section "Parameter marker replacement" : However, unlike the rules for assigning a val...
8 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Functionality already exists

Allow a SQL stored procedure to use 3 part naming without having to create a custom *SQLPKG on each target.

I created a sql stored procedure which looks like the following: CREATE PROCEDURE rob.PROPAGATE_QLNKOMT() LANGUAGE SQL MODIFIES SQL DATA SET OPTION DATFMT = *ISO P1 : BEGINDECLARE OMIT_LIST CHARACTER VARYING ( 32000 ) ; SELECT FSXCMD INTO OMIT_LIS...
8 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Functionality already exists

CHGASPACT: new functionality (*BCD) i.e. best can do. Stay in SUSPEND state even if not everything could be suspended.

Hello IBM, I recently discussed options of CHGASPACT with IBM support (CASE TS014216210). We normally use chgaspact aspdev(*sysbas) option(*suspend) ssptimo(60) ssptimoacn(*END) In case, this is not successful, *CONT is not an option for us. We ne...
9 months ago in IBM i / Core OS 3 Functionality already exists

DBMS_OUTPUT (or alternative)

When writing compound statements and executing them interactively I would like to display certain output.
11 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Functionality already exists

Make the control panel more physically accessible (specific issue starting with Power 9 Tower models).

It would be useful so anyone actually using the control doesn't have to lay on the floor to read it. It should be readily accessible for anyone using it. (i.e. Performing system installs, repairs, etc. when physical access is needed to it.)
11 months ago in Power Systems Design 2 Functionality already exists

Enhance the QLIRNMO API so it updates SQL Catalogs the same as the RNMOBJ CL command

Today, the QLIRNMO API only updates the SQL Catalogs for SQL TABLE, VIEW, and INDEX objects. But for SEQUENCES, TRIGGERS, VARIABLES, etc. it does not and the association between the SQL Object long name, and the shorter System Object Name is lost,...
12 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Functionality already exists

Add Authorization list to IFS Security

If we could add authorization list to IFS security then we could tighten security down by the list and not have to specify a list of users to that object/directory. This is extremely helpful when you have a file share available to everyone (no not...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 4 Functionality already exists

For queries requiring table scan agsinst of large, 100,000,000+ row tables, split the query into multiple threads based on a percentage of total table pages

WHY: Improved one off query performance against large, 100,000,000+ row tables. WHO: My customer has transaction log tables that can record millions of transactions per day. Peaking just above 58 million per month in the last 6 months. Maintaining...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Functionality already exists