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IBM i

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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...
about 1 month ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 1 Under review

%DECH enhancement for length and decimal places

The idea is to enhance %DECH() BIF: a) allow the the use %len() and %decpos() for parameters 2 and 3 Example: dcl-s n1 zoned(10:2) inz; n1 = %dech( 12345 / 1000 : %len(n1) : %decpos(n1) ); b) make parameters 2 and 3 optional and retrieve the lengt...
3 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 Under review

Process to meet Department of Defense or NIST Media Sanitization Standards

IBM currently does not have a process that has been vetted to meet that DoD or NIST compliance level for Disk Sanitization. There used to be a product called "Disk Sanitizer" available from our lab services team for purchase but that was sunset du...
5 months ago in IBM i / Storage 1 Under review

Globalization/Secondary languages considerations when upgrading the IBM i

Good day. Many IBM i systems use secondary languages that need to be taken into consideration when planning to upgrade the IBM i OS. If your machine uses secondary languages, the LPPs languages must also be upgraded to the newer version, the langu...
8 months ago in IBM i / Install and Upgrade and Licensing 1 Under review

Add OBJECT ATTRIBUTE (PF, PRTF, LF, C, RPGLE, etc.) to the object selection for QGYOLOBJ API.

Using only the object type (*FILE, *PGM, etc) with QGYOLOBJ is okay, but in the specific case of object type *FILE, there are so many variations, DDM, PF, LF, PRTF, and so on. Often when you specify *FILE you only want one of those subtypes or obj...
9 months ago in IBM i / Core OS 4 Under review

Support 64bit OpenSSL libraries on i7.4

With the release of i7.5 the OS delivered OpenSSL PASE libraries are compatible with 64 bit applications, but for releases prior to i7.5 they are only compatible with 32bit linkage.As most applications are being built as 64bit architecture binarie...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 2 Under review

The use of a generic parameter for the library name does not work when trying to restore multiple libraries from a BRMS backup. At times we need to restore hundreds of libraries but the parameter only works if the library exists. We believe this is a FLAW.

IBM Development can review case TS015071289 for further reference and documentation. As stated, this generic restore option should work and it should either be removed from the command prompt OR some commentary put of the HELP text to state that i...
17 days ago in IBM i / BRMS 2 Under review

Lock CMNxx from having multiple IPs assigned

We have a customer system that we will be hosting at our data center and we would like to be able to block the CMN03 port which is used as the a LAN Console port from being changed to allow anything else to use it.
5 months ago in IBM i / Networking 3 Under review

Add compiler error or descriptive runtime error to ILE C/C++ compiler in case of invalid pointer casts

We have encountered a problem at runtime when using a third party library (rdkafka) compiled with ILE C compiler. The functions used to set a call back function in the configuration converted a function pointer to a char pointer. We could build th...
10 months ago in IBM i / Languages - Other 2 Under review

Future price update should be reflected on e-Config

We see quite many price increase or decrease announcements with future effective date, but e-Config always output the price as of today. We want to have some mechanism in e-Config to specify the "as of date" in order to reflect the updated future ...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Install and Upgrade and Licensing 1 Under review