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Change QUSRUSAT to work with LOCKED User Space Objects

When using the QUSRUSAT (Retrieve user space attributes) API, the API hangs/waits when the *USRSPC is *EXCL or *EXCLRD locked by another process. However since this is a read-only API, it should NOT wait. Other APIs, like DSPOBJD, QUSROBJD, etc. d...
5 months ago in IBM i / Core OS 4 Not under 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...
5 months ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 2 Not under consideration

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...
5 months ago in IBM i / Application Development 1 Submitted

When 'chlickey' is used to apply a new 5051 key, set the Threshold parameter to *USGLMT

We use the HMC command line command 'chlickey' to apply new IBM i License Keys. Darn handy that, because I can script that to happen for every partition on a server! More better still yet, I don't need to sign on to all those partitions! Sweet! Gi...
5 months ago in IBM i / Install and Upgrade and Licensing 0 Submitted

Possibility for %lookup to search more than one field of a structure.

In data structures, lookup using %lookup is fantastic. But it would be interesting to add the possibility of searching on two or more fields: structure(1).field1 = 'A'; structure(1).field2 = 123; structure(1).field..... structure(2).field1 = 'B'; ...
5 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 Future consideration

Provide a CTL-OPT keyword to prohibit or issue a compiler warning when 6 char dates are used in RPG programs that will not work after 2039

dsply %date('010140':*mdy0) ; it will show DSPLY 1940-01-01 which is wrong. At least issue a compiler warning.
5 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 Future 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...
5 months ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Future consideration

Implement JSON_LEN SQL scalar function (returns # of elements in JSON array)

Please implement a new SQL scalar function JSON_LEN, which returns the number of elements in a JSON array. if MyJSON contains "{"MyObj":{"MyArray":["One","Two","Three"]}}" exec sql set :NumElems = JSON_LEN(:MyJSON, '$.MyObj.MyArray'); sets NumElem...
5 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 4 Future consideration

for the CLDownload option in ACS add option for downloading to a HTML table

with the ability to use the CLDOWNLOAD in ACS from a SQL UDTF SYSTOOLS.GENERATE_SPREADSHEET on the IBM i it makes sense to extend the output options to include HTML output. it could be used for simple "in-house" data presentation. the SQL UDTF wou...
5 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 2 Not under consideration

Terminate long running tasks on end requests

In order to terminate a program gracefully during an end request (ex. ENDJOB, ENDSBS, ...) the job end status can be checked (ex. RTVJOBA ENDSTS in CL or %ShtDn in RPG) and acted accordingly. The problem is however that when a job is executing lon...
5 months ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 4 Future consideration