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options(*exact) indicator should accept *on and *off

Declaring an indicator on a procedure parameter using options(*exact) restricts calling processes to passing in '1' and '0' literal strings. I think this should accept the special values *on and *off. This currently does not compile. I believe the...
3 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Is a defect

SQL Script Listing Open IFS Share Sessions

The below SQL script "SELECT SERVER_SHARE_NAME, SHARE_TYPE, TEXT_DESCRIPTION, PATH_NAME, CURRENT_CONNECTIONS FROM QSYS2.SERVER_SHARE_INFO WHERE SHARE_TYPE = 'FILE';" will list all IFS shares and the number of current connections but does not provi...
4 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Future consideration

HMC GUI > Implement a "button" for opening an IBM HW/SW Support Case that automatically pulls in data (S/N, OS Level etc.) from an LPAR or Managed System

This is a request for enhancing the functionality of the HMC GUI with: A button / or menu that enables the user to open an IBM Support case directly and easily from the HMC GUI By selecting the affected LPAR / VM or Manages System Base data needed...
7 months ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted

Allow %right, %left, and %subdt to left of assignment operator =

%subst is allowed on the left of an assignment operator, in order to change a substring. It would be nice if %left, %right, and %subdt could do the same. Instead of: if (%len(%trimr(XREF)) > %len(F1XREF)); %subst(F1XREF:(%len(F1XREF) - 2)) = '....
4 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Future consideration

HMC delivering LPM information from LPM operations through CLI, REST API

Would be helpful for customers not having a CMC to track and or troubleshoot LPM processes in more detail.
4 months ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted

HMC delivering CPW calculation

Would simplify and speed up the process to gather this info, which will be helpful in the sizing of new customer environments and comparison of customer environments.
4 months ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Planned for future release

Bring the Rust programming language to IBM i PASE

More and more open source packages depend on Rust so we would like to see the Rust language available on IBM i.
8 months ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 1 Submitted

Expanding SQL to view certificates assigned to IBM i applications

In a previous release, IBM i SQL enhancements made it possible to view certificate info from the qsys2.certificate_info table using an SQL statement. The enhancement I am suggesting would take the next step and make it possible to view which certi...
2 months ago in IBM i / Security 0 Submitted

Add new parameter SAVDTA( *YES | *NO ) to the SAVLIB and SAVOBJ commands.

It would offer the ability to save a library (or object) without data so that a new instance of an application could be created starting with an empty database. Everything would be saved except the data. When the library is later restored tables a...
4 months ago in IBM i / Save and Restore 3 Future consideration

Improve HMC VIOS Maintenance option reliability

Sinve HMC V10 VIOS Maintenance option is supported but the serviceability and reliability need improvement: -Restoring operation after vios maintenance is trustless. (shared ethernet SEA state)-vNIC Auto Priority Failover -a.s.o.
28 days ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted