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IBM i

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Group PTF apply date

Keeping IBM i up-to-date is becoming more and more important when you look at today's threads. (Just think of December 2021 and the log4j issue.)As a result of that reporting when an IBM LPAR was protected also becomes more and more important for ...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 8 Future consideration

Add exit point for job message queue full event

IBM has provided the very useful SQL table function QSYS2.JOBLOG_INFO to return the messages in a job log (we also have the messaging API's, but I will focus on JOBLOG_INFO here because of its ease of use). JOBLOG_INFO can be used to investigate w...
3 months ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 1 Under review

HTTP logging of HTTP_GET_VERBOSE and HTTP_POST_VERBOSE

When consuming a web service using the SQL based HTTP_GET_VERBOSE and HTTP_POST_VERBOSE, it would be extremely helpful to get a full log of the HTTP communication to the web service much like the LIBHTTP tools allowed for. Currently there is a way...
3 months ago in IBM i / Application Development 1 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...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 6 Not under consideration

Display fields and/or structures defined with TEMPLATE differently in the outline.

It's nice to know that a data element is a "data type" or "template" rather than usable storage. Also, if you have the knowledge available during editing, don't suggest TEMPLATE items in calculations. They're OK for like() and likeds(), %size(), t...
3 months ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Future consideration

FOR-EACH with record level access

The new FOR-EACH is today working on list, however it would be nice if - in the future - it could be extended to also handle record level access. ( and perhaps also user defined iterators) The basic idea is to make tighter and more concise coding ...
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 9 Not under consideration

Adjust the functionality of AUDIT_JOURNAL_* table functions

I think the current behavior is quite confusing. For example, if I'm trying to retrieve the QAUDJRN "PW" entries from a specific receiver, I might try this: SELECT * FROM TABLE ( SYSTOOLS.AUDIT_JOURNAL_PW(STARTING_RECEIVER_LIBRARY => 'QSYS', ...
2 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Under review

ClamAV rpm requested for IBM i

Please may we have a port of ClamAV (already available on AIX) for the IBM i platform incuding back to 7.1 :-) Use Case: Ability to run Open Source AV on the IBM i platform.
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 5 Planned for future release

SQLRPGLE precompiler - SQLTYPE(CLOB:x) to VARCHAR instead of to DS

Add a d-spec and/or ctl-opt keyword to instruct the SQL precompiler to convert SQLTYPE(CLOB:x) (and BLOB etc.) to VARCHAR(x:4) instead of the UNS(10)/CHAR(x) DS that it currently converts to. // Thisdcl-s myVar1 SQLTYPE(CLOB:X);// Pecompiles to th...
9 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Future consideration

Please add a prompt to run the setup functions again.

Today, we needed to add the IFS option onto a users screen. I could not find an option to allow me to do so. When we ran the install option, it simply ran the install with no prompts. Administrators on the IBM i are not always authorized to access...
about 2 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Functionality already exists