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IBM i

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Run an ACS macro from Command Line

Many customers used to call macros from outside applications. With the migration to the new ACS macros they miss an easy way to open the emulator and execute a macro directly. In the current plugins that you can call from command line there's no o...
8 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 5 Future consideration

improvement to SEND_EMAIL, add BLOB/CLOB as attachment

Be able to serve BLOB/CLOB objects as an attachment directly with SEND_EMAIL.
2 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration

improvement to SEND_EMAIL, multiple recipents and attachments

Make it possible to use multiple e-mail adresses in TO_EMAIL, also add CC_EMAIL and BCC_EMAIL. Make it possible to send multiple attachments in the ATTACHMENT field.
2 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Future consideration

Add a WRKFCNUSG QIBM_QTMF_SERVER_REQ* option to restrict the system ftp subcommand.

Any ftp client can log into the server and use the ftp subcommand system to determine the name of the OS and what level it is running. IBM does try to obfuscate the information provided by using the name of an OS long discontinued (OS/400) instead...
about 1 month ago in IBM i / Networking 0 Submitted

Add *TARGET to all RPG functions similar to *SRC in DDS

Example: %SUBST(NAME:1:1)=%UPPER(*TARGET); /* new way var. NAME is mentioned only once and %SUBST is not repeated*/ Instead of %SUBST(NAME:1:1)=%UPPER(NAME:1:1); /* var. NAME is repeated twice */ Also in mathematical statements: COUNTER=*TARGET+1 ...
about 1 month ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Future consideration

vdisk_protection_enabled in IBM i PowerHA environments

This is the corresponding RFE to RFE number 141546 but for IBM i side.Spectrum Virtualize (be it flashsystems or SVC) introduced feature to restrict LUNS from being unmapped or deleted from storage when there was I/O in last XX minutes.This featur...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / PowerHA 2 Future consideration

Fix NetServer jobs to start with AUTOSTART(*YES)

Problem: Netserver jobs do not autostart with CHGTCPSVR SVRSPCVAL(*NETSVR) AUTOSTART(*YES). This issue has been reported in some CASEs and others.Customers are guided to add STRTCPSVR *NETSVR to QSTRUPPGM. Fix NetServer jobs to start with AUTOSTAR...
7 months ago in IBM i / Application Development 1 Submitted

Full qualified job name in DSPJOB and WRKJOB

The fully qualified job identifier : 123456/USER/JOBNAME is used many several places for interaction with a job However this information is available in the form: Job: JOBNAME User: USER Number: 123456 in both DSPJOB and WRKJOB. It would appreciat...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 5 Future consideration

Retrieve existence from /QNTC shared folder by QSYS2.IFS_OBJECT_STATISTIC

QSYS2.IFS_OBJECT_STATISTICS returned not value if /QNTC shared folders are selected, even if I use the required user-authentification. Compare to QMGTOOLS/CHKIFS what returned '10' for exisiting and '00' for not found. Would it be possible to modi...
22 days ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 0 Submitted

Implementation of restore function that does not change the state of the access path

We would like you to implement the restore function that does not change the state of the access path by implicitly shared access paths. Our customers are having trouble getting their program to do something unexpected by save and restore. We wou...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 6 Not under consideration