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Require QIBM_DB_SECADM or similar to perform set session authorization

Today any user with *ALLOBJ is able to do the equivalent to sudo in Linux without the need of any password to become another user using set session authorization via SQL. Any user with *ALLOBJ can become Qsecofr by open strsql and run: “Set sessio...
about 2 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Under review

Performance Cycling at 12:00 AM on multiple Lpars cause CMC Enterprise core usage to peak lasting 800 microseconds giving very high average core usage

Let.s say you have purchased IBM CMC Enterprise Pools2.0 concept, and you have license for 10 core and 1 core credit. Your average per minute usage is between 6-7 core all day. But a 12:00 AM when performance collection is cycled on all your ibm i...
about 1 month ago in IBM i / Performance Tools 0 Submitted

Allow the CONST keyword for a standalone field or data structure

Our Generator (Synon) generates Code in Fixed RPG. Also we need to use our input and output fields in soap-server-modules as datastructures. So we have the problem to sign the *entry plist parms as an input or output (or both) - structure. It woul...
9 days ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 Future consideration

Make XML Toolkit (5733XT2) OpenSource

As IBM plans to end support for 57533XT2, please consider making the source code for it open for everyone. This could lead to the community to create and further develop the product. As the product is heavily based on the existing opensource proje...
14 days ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 0 Submitted

Allow variable number of arguments on SQL CONCAT function

The current implementation of CONCAT only allows two parameters, for example CONCAT('hello', 'world') which makes concatenating multiple values cumbersome. This would for example result in CONCAT(CONCAT('hello', 'world'), 'again') for 3 strings. I...
19 days ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Submitted

Bind FTP server to only one IP address instead of all available addresses

Bind FTP server to only one IP address instead of all available addresses. With this feature, FTP usage could be restricted to dedicated network.
16 days ago in IBM i / Networking 2 Under review

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 ...
12 days ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 0 Submitted
303 VOTE

*ESCAPE messages for SAVLIB

We have received MONMSG for CPF3795 in every SAVLIB running in our CL program: https://ecurep.mainz.de.ibm.com/rest/download/28061%2C100%2C838/2018-04-06/28061.100.838.SOURCE.txt?astext=true&fileSize=83568 But, when CPF3795 is reported saving ...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Save and Restore 5 Not under consideration

Add Support For Editing Records Natively in Access Client Solutions (ACS) Using the Schema (db2) Function

When using the new Access Client Solutions (ACS) software, we can view physical file (database) records by using the Schema function and browsing through the respective Libraries and Tables. However, there is currently no support to natively edit ...
about 2 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Future consideration
113 VOTE

Develop Visual Studio Code Extension for RPG

Visual studio code is one of the most code editor used all around the world. What I want is an extension for Visual Studio Code to use it as RPG Editor. You could implement one of this extension: https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/items?itemName...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 18 Future consideration