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IBM i

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ACS: Option to show description next to System

When we add a new system most of us use the IP address, not the FQDN or hostname on our DNS or hosts table, and the real system name is on the description. It would be great to have the option to show the description next to the system name to imp...
12 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Functionality already exists

XMLVALIDATE: when it found an issue, it doesn't inform in which number line inside XML is the issue.

Hello, At present we're using XMLVALIDATE (SQL-XML) to check if the file XML it's right or not with XSD files. When we use "XMLVALIDATE" and SQL founds an issue inside XML, then SQL throws a message error, but it doesn't inform to us in what line/...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Functionality already exists

AIA Thailand got the problem Thai language on Data transfer on IBM iAccess Client solution.

Got the problem about the data transfer for Thai language - CCSID which cannot support non-Thai CCSID in database file so I ask you to offer the selection CCSID in IBM iAccess Client Solution. Refer to case no. TS014645564 and many customers in Th...
about 2 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 2 Functionality already exists

Add possibility to retrieve current number of filled elements in array with dim(*auto/*var)

Please add the number of filled elements in a varying dimension array. Currently we can set the allocated number with %elem(array: *alloc) = number. This says something about the memory being allocated as far as I understand. If you then use for i...
3 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Functionality already exists

Add a warning when parameter markers are truncated

IBM i silently truncates parameters to prepared statements to match the length of the target. -----From https://www.ibm.com/docs/en/i/7.4?topic=statements-open, section "Parameter marker replacement" : However, unlike the rules for assigning a val...
3 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Functionality already exists

CHGASPACT: new functionality (*BCD) i.e. best can do. Stay in SUSPEND state even if not everything could be suspended.

Hello IBM, I recently discussed options of CHGASPACT with IBM support (CASE TS014216210). We normally use chgaspact aspdev(*sysbas) option(*suspend) ssptimo(60) ssptimoacn(*END) In case, this is not successful, *CONT is not an option for us. We ne...
5 months ago in IBM i / Core OS 3 Functionality already exists

DBMS_OUTPUT (or alternative)

When writing compound statements and executing them interactively I would like to display certain output.
7 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Functionality already exists

Enhance the QLIRNMO API so it updates SQL Catalogs the same as the RNMOBJ CL command

Today, the QLIRNMO API only updates the SQL Catalogs for SQL TABLE, VIEW, and INDEX objects. But for SEQUENCES, TRIGGERS, VARIABLES, etc. it does not and the association between the SQL Object long name, and the shorter System Object Name is lost,...
8 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Functionality already exists

Add Authorization list to IFS Security

If we could add authorization list to IFS security then we could tighten security down by the list and not have to specify a list of users to that object/directory. This is extremely helpful when you have a file share available to everyone (no not...
8 months ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 4 Functionality already exists

For queries requiring table scan agsinst of large, 100,000,000+ row tables, split the query into multiple threads based on a percentage of total table pages

WHY: Improved one off query performance against large, 100,000,000+ row tables. WHO: My customer has transaction log tables that can record millions of transactions per day. Peaking just above 58 million per month in the last 6 months. Maintaining...
9 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Functionality already exists