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IBM i

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Add .ignore file to i Project

Add a .ignore file (similar to the Git .gitignore file or the svn:ignore property) so that the developer can specify files or members that must be ignored by the Remote Reconciler. That would be very useful if a developer stores multiple i Project...
6 months ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Future consideration

Enable Application Runtime Expert to write status messages to a message queue

To help the uptake of Application Runtime Expert, I feel it would be very useful for it to be able to write verification checks (success/failures) to a user-definable message queue. This will help teams integrate ARE into their monitoring tool(s) ...
3 months ago in IBM i / System Management 1 Future consideration

New IBM i Service for SMTP

I would like an IBM i Service to view and manage the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) on IBM i. Ideally this service would not only allow a user to view and or modify the configuration of SMTP but also to view the Email History stored within t...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / Networking 7 Future consideration

Clean string of control/unprintable characters < x'40'

Please either create a new BIF, or, supply a new, special value for the first parm of %scanrpl, that will replace all "unprintable", or control, characters in a string with a specified string. An unprintable, or control, character is any character...
about 1 month ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Submitted

Send message CPPEA55 to QSYSMSG.

The system generates message CPPEA55 when it detects a service processor battery failure, but it is not currently sent to message queue QSYSMSG. If it were sent, a user message handling program attached to QSYSMSG could monitor for this message an...
about 1 month ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 0 Future consideration

Add syslog facility to MESSAGE_QUEUE_INFO table function

This facility already exists for the history log and audit journal table functions, but those are quite limited in scope as many events will not occur in either source. Having the facility to retrieve messages in the same way for ad hoc message qu...
3 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Future consideration

Create an API for Code Coverage SEP

Getting Code Coverage with a Service Entry Point (SEP) is only possible through interactive processes with RDi. Having the same feature through API would enable to work in a CI/CD pipeline.
4 months ago in IBM i / Application Development 2 Submitted

SAVLIBBRM and SAVOBJBRM *DTACPR option

We have raised a call TS015223912 for the data compression on SAVLIB and SAVLIBBRM. It is found that SAVLIB/SAVOBJ have 7 options for user to choose the compression rate, but SAVLIBBRM/SAVOBJBRM only have 3. There is an Command for SAVLIBBRM and S...
4 months ago in IBM i / BRMS 1 Future consideration

improve MERGE by adding the option "WHEN NOT MATCHED BY SOURCE THEN DELETE"

Today, it is impossible to use the DELETE clause behind WHEN NOT MATCHED.Some DBMS other than DB2 allow this.Would it be possible to add this feature, like in this example ? MERGE target_table USING source_table ON merge_condition WHEN MATCHED THE...
10 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Submitted

Add new Column on Alternative SBS Routing main display for Number of Configured IPs in Navigator for i

We want to add a new Column on Alternative SBS Routing main display for the Number of Configured IPs in Navigator for i, just like the column Number of configured Users! The reason is that we want to have a first quick display of configured IPs pe...
7 months ago in IBM i / System Management 3 Future consideration