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allow three part names in db2 for i services

please add ability to use three-part naming in UDTF or in db2 for i services likeQSYS2.JOB_INFOIt seems that the 3-part naming isn't working or supported in UDTFs. .e.g.:https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/community/wikis/home?lang=en#!/wiki/IBM%20...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Not under consideration

Consistent use for null values

Currently there are 3 distinct ways to check if a field is or is not null:1 - RPG uses %nullind()2 - SQLRPGLE use a positional numeric array (-1 or <> -1)3 - RPG triggers use a positional indicator (like) array ('0' - '1') Having a common ac...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 4 Future consideration

implement an ON/OFF function to force syncvg after takeover after a node failure occurs.

Implement an ON/OFF function to force syncvg after takeover after a node failure occurs. When a node failure occurs on the service machine and the shared disk created by AIX LVM mirror is taken over to the standby machine, syncvg is forced using t...
7 months ago in PowerHA for AIX 0 Submitted

Add ptf compare between multiple systems to New Navigator

The old fat client navigator with the compass from the deprecated windows product had the ability to compare PTF's between multiple systems and propagate them.Please add this to the New Navigator. Use Case: I want to know what PTF's are on my test...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / System Management 5 Future consideration

HMC Networkvisualization should show vNIC connections

The HMC Network Visualization does not show active and passive vNIC Connetions in the GUI.Please add the possibility to klick adapter and / or LPAR to dynamically draw lines between the komponentes that show the relations.
almost 3 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration

New BIF to test Parameter Length

Please introduce a new BIF (%parmlen) to get the length of a parmeter defined using OPTIONS(*VARSIZE) Use Case: To get the length of a parameter passed by reference *VARSIZE i have to code to use CEEDOD (prototype, parameters and the call itself)....
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 Future consideration

Port .NET (Core) to IBM i via RPM

Now that Mono runs on IBM i (thanks to Calvin Buckley again!), it should be possible to port .NET Core, which is now the main .NET Framework, to IBM i without such a big effort. Use Case: Porting lots of .NET Server Applications to IBM i, using DB...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 2 Not under consideration

MPIO needs to take path response time into account

System: AIX 7Event: Degraded response time in one path, impacts the overall performance of the other paths of the same hdisk. MPIO is used to access our disks, running with algorithm shortest-queue, in the event of having a slow path (with no fc e...
almost 6 years ago in AIX 1 Not under consideration

Clear /tmp directory

During an IPL the directory /tmp should be cleared just like the library QRPLOBJ is cleared. Currently a command is provided to do so, but it needs to be automated in the IPL Use Case: clrtmp command needs qshell, but in restricted state that is n...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 17 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