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IBM i

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Add availability info (version/release/TR) to Info Center

Please add availability info to RPGLE BIFs, SQL functions/procedures, catalog views and IBM i services (like table functions, etc.). Some information like: Available since 7.3 TR 2 and 7.4 This would make it easy to check backward compatibility.
4 months ago in IBM i / Documentation 3 Submitted

Add bit identifiers to DCL-DS subfields in RPG IV

I'd like to have the ability to declare a bit field in an RPG IV data structure. In the C language, you might have a structure like this: struct _Gen_IOP_T { /*Gen IOP breakdown structure for MATMATR*/ char Bus; /* Bus Number */ int Card : 4; /...
4 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Future consideration

Please add a prompt to run the setup functions again. (Resubmitted)

Please see the idea I created before with the same title. The functionality needed as you say is already in the system. I disagree. Control is available but is totally in the hands of the PC and network folk. They are not responsible for the secur...
4 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 3 Not under consideration

ACS - Run SQL Script - is there a way to have it retain the last folder used?

TS015526296 I use Run SQL Scripts many times a day.I either need to open a new script or save a script to the IFS across multiple LPARs/systems.Every time, I save the script, I need to navigate my way from my home folder (/home/developer) to the f...
4 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 3 Not under consideration

Disabling ACS Run Sql Scripts options

Looking for a way to prevent run and explain or all explain options on production systems. We had an issue recently where run and explain was chosen on a delete statement instead of explain that almost cost us dearly.
4 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 4 Not under consideration

Query Supervisor: Update ADD_QUERY_THRESHOLD procedure to add filters to restrict or allow users by Gruop Profiles

Update ADD_QUERY_THRESHOLD procedure to add filters to restrict or allow users by Gruop Profiles. I think this capability can be enhanced add INCLUDE_GRPPRF and EXCLUDE_GRPPRF to allow more filters when we have the user profiles organized by Group...
4 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 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...
4 months ago in IBM i / System Management 3 Future consideration

A system needs to have the ability to call home when the slot on the bus is owned by the operating system (IBMi, AIX, Linux) and there is no hardware error logged as currently a system can only call home it there has been a hardware error.

There are cases where an issue has occurred on a system where data cannot pass but no hardware error has been logged. This can affect any adapter that passes data and is owned by the operating system. If this occurs, IBM cannot be automatically no...
4 months ago in IBM i / Core OS 2 Needs more information

A wrong comment

Today an operator made a mistake in putting the sign in an update SQL stmt, and instead of a hyphen he put two hyphens.The result was catastrophic. Over 700,00 lines have been updated: update TABLE set AMOUNT = ,01--, TAX=123,4where KEY = 1 instea...
4 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Not under consideration

Use the Partition/System Name Consistently

The nomenclature SYSNAME is associated with the RTVNETA command since before Partitions existed. It is now often known as the System/Partition or LPAR name. While IBM does display the System Name on UIM screens and menus, and stores it within crea...
4 months ago in IBM i / Core OS 2 Future consideration