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IBM i

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PASE needs the MAN command and MAN pages for all commands

In IBM i we have very nice help capabilities for all commands. But when using PASE or QShell, we do not have the AIX "man" command or the "man pages" available. This means we need to resort to searching the internet, IBM web pages for AIX, the Kno...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 4 Not under consideration

need a new PTF Group for IBM i compilers and developer tools 5770-WDS

Recently I had some PMRs -> APARs resolved by PTFs. The problem is, these new PTFs are not automatically included on any CUMe package and I was very surprised to learn that they were not included in any of the current Group PTFs for IBM i 7.1, ...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 3 Not under consideration

Option for EXTNAME/LIKEREC(*NULL) to create SQL-type int(5) indicator subfields

LIKEDS is used for creating parallel data structures -- i.e., data structures that have the same list of subfields as another data structure. But, sometimes it is useful to have the same list of subfields but with a different set of data definitio...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 9 Future consideration

Edit files in IFS using Navigator for i or ACS

After we installed the latest PTF's, the old Heritage IBM navigator for i has been disabled. Just about every week we EDIT a lot of files in the root file system and we used to be able to do this through the Heritage version. The only file system ...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / System Management 3 Future consideration

Integrate SQL Object Name into IBM i Object Description

More and more IBM i object types are being utilized by the SQL environment on IBM i. However, "the database" is supposed to be Integrated, not an add-on on this platform. Therefore when an IBM i object is repurposed as an SQL Object and a LONG nam...
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 6 Not under consideration

Web service REST - JSON

Good evening,I created through Web Administration for i, a rest service that receives a parameter containing a JSON string, with numerous defined keys. The web service is associated with a rpg service program, which receives the JSON parameter con...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Web Serving 3 Future consideration

Log Netserver "Unknown User" authentication attempts in System Audit Journal

If a user attempts to authenticate via NetServer and the IBM i user is valid but the password is not, this results in a VP entry being written to the Audit Journal. If a user attempts to authenticate via NetServer and the IBM i user is NOT VALID, ...
almost 4 years ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 5 Future consideration

Object last used date not being updated for all object types

object usage not being updated all object types. A library was specified in an HTTP configuration.SetEnv QIBM_CGI_LIBRARY_LIST RDB40 RDB40 library was marked for deletion as not being used, no objects being used in library.Confirmed by disk usage ...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 7 Future consideration

Automatically disable disk paths that experience repeated timeouts

IBM i is not able to intelligently avoid repeatedly using non-functioning disk paths that identify themselves as functional. Repeated I/O timeouts cause long periods of disruption and very poor performance often resulting in abnormal termination o...
almost 5 years ago in IBM i / Storage 3 Future consideration

ACS Printer Output Favorites

Daily operations on the IBM i require our staff to move/delete/download spool files filtered on several output queues, Userdata and Job Information. Many of these filters are the same every day and it is very time consuming to change the informati...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 5 Future consideration