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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...
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.
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 ...
WRKIMGCLG should not delete images without asking for confirmation
By default, DLTIMGCLG uses KEEP(*YES) to keep images that are part of an image catalog when one is deleted. WRKIMGCLG, on the other hand, offers a 4 Delete option that deletes the images without prompting. At the very least this should work the sa...
Can IBM provide the V7R3 to V7R5 cross-reference PTF list in a .csv format, similar to what's available for V7R4 to V7R5? To my knowledge, the V7R3 to V7R5 cross-reference list is currently only available in .pdf.
OBJECT_LOCK_INFO() table function which accepts library name, object name, and object type - returns list of locks on that object
This is very similar to the OBJECT_LOCK_INFO view, but it can target a specific object similar to WRKOBJLCK command. It should be able to return the locks for the object much more quickly than using the view.
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...
Trace usage of External SQL functions (linked to an external program) in OBJECT_STATISTICS or somewhere else
There is no IBMi object for External SQL Functions (linked to an external program). These functions are only knows and identified in DataBase level. It is impossible to know the last usage date for these functions. You can get the last usage date ...
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