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IWS wizard for creating or updating a web service: give the choice to save it as QSH script

In a world where CI/CD is more and more important the possibility to have the script creation in a git or similar instead of just creating the service is important to customers with several environments to keep trace of the changes.
10 months ago in IBM i / Web Serving 2 Functionality already exists

DBMS_OUTPUT (or alternative)

When writing compound statements and executing them interactively I would like to display certain output.
10 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,...
11 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...
11 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...
12 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Functionality already exists

OBJECT_STATISTICS table function should return source information for CRTBNDxxx compiled objects.

OBJECT_STATISTICS currently returns NULL for the source info for programs compiled with CRTBNDxxx commands. That info it is available in DSPPGM for the object if you drill into the QTEMP module of the program. This would be helpful for users wanti...
almost 1 year ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Functionality already exists

OpenGpg full support for Gpg Encryption Ifs stream file

Create some easy script / Command to use OpenGpg. Case : I have to send to some supplier and Customer a gpg encrypted file created in Ifs, They gave me their GPG key. Now I have to encrypt. So the Ifs files sales.txt have to became sales.txt.gpg. ...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 2 Functionality already exists

Add the "Share Open Data Path" attribute to the QDBRTVFD API

The SHARE ODP attribute is missing from the QDBRTVFD API. While SHARE is technically a file's MEMBER attribute, it is an attribute that is pervasively associated with a file object. Currently there is no user-accessible way of retrieving that attr...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Functionality already exists

allow QSYS2.CHANGE_IOP to reset all IOPs

IBM introduced SQL function QSYS2.CHANGE_IOP to reset ISCSI IOPs only. We would like to have support to use QSYS2.CHANGE_IOP function to IPL other IOPs (like virtual fibre channel IOPs - CMBxx) as well.
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Hardware 6 Functionality already exists

Change JOURNALED_OBJECTS to only scan requested libraries/objects

select * from JOURNALED_OBJECTS WHERE OBJECT_LIBRARY = 'SYSIBM' and OBJECT_NAME = 'SYSDUMMY1'; When this SQL is run against the Journaled_Objects view, it scans all objects in all libraries. If there are objects locked that cannot be scanned, the ...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Functionality already exists