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IBM i

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new IBM i SQL server to return additional TCP/IP information

with the addition of some new services that do DNS lookup functions(thanks!) we need a service that shows the current DNS configuration for the server. CFGTCP <option 12> is the data i am referring to.
16 days ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Submitted

Make the system number static for multiple systems connected to HMCs

We have many LPARs which our many operators need to start console sessions on (monitoring backups, etc.). As such, we use macros to connect to these LPARs. When an HMC is rebooted, the number of the systems often change so the existing macros eith...
16 days ago in IBM i / System Management 0 Submitted

Make installing Visual Explain optional

When installing IBM i Access Client Solutions (ACS) the option is given to skip the installation of several components. Run SQL Scripts (RSS) always has Visual Explain included. I would like to see this treated similar as the System Debugger which...
16 days ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Submitted

Extending more IBM i Alerts for OS system limits

I am proposing an enhancement to our current IBM i alert system to improve our system monitoring capabilities and enable proactive management of potential issues. Current IBM i alerts are limited to monitoring only 8 predefined events. https://www...
16 days ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 0 Submitted

Add Authority Collection detail for S/36 Procedure objects being used

When using the STRAUTCOL command to trace usage of system objects, the execution of a System/36 environment procedure (STRS36PRC) does not log the name of the procedure or the objects accessed in th procedure. Unfortunately, many shops from that e...
17 days ago in IBM i / Security 0 Submitted

ACS Run SQL Scripts needs a scalable dialog box (open file)

Referring to the Run SQL Scripts application within ACS. Selecting File, Open, then PC file to open a saved SQL statement, the rendering of the Open dialog box is terrible. See attached image. One third of the dialog box is completely unused The c...
20 days ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 2 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...
21 days ago in IBM i / Security 0 Submitted

create a BIF for transliteration/transform facility (ICU BASED)

String replacement and transliteration is an extremely common task in business applications and communication to external parties in international settings. This produce a lot of custom code (and a lot of substandard one) in IBM shops. To do it pr...
22 days ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 0 Submitted

SRCSTMF parameter for CRTDSPF

As we are using more and more modern ways and tools to develop our software, it really hurts that one has to copy DDS sources to a member in a temporary source physical file in order to be able to create a display file. I’m pretty sure that it wou...
23 days ago in IBM i / Application Development 1 Submitted

Add option to append notes like confidentiality to an outgoing email

I need a confidentiality notice appended to emails going out from the IBMi to cover legal requirements. There are no user exits in the system that I can use. I also need to embed other information into any outgoing email to identify which LPAR an ...
27 days ago in IBM i / Networking 0 Submitted