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IBM i

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%DECH enhancement for length and decimal places

The idea is to enhance %DECH() BIF: a) allow the the use %len() and %decpos() for parameters 2 and 3 Example: dcl-s n1 zoned(10:2) inz; n1 = %dech( 12345 / 1000 : %len(n1) : %decpos(n1) ); b) make parameters 2 and 3 optional and retrieve the lengt...
6 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 Under review

DSPSMTPLE command

Hi, There are commands to add to the SMTP list and remove from SMTP list but there is not a command to view the SMTP list. Adding https://www.ibm.com/docs/en/i/7.4?topic=ssw_ibm_i_74/cl/addsmtple.html Removing https://www.ibm.com/docs/en/i/7.4?top...
10 months ago in IBM i / Networking 2 Under review

Allow CHGAUTCOL command to enable authority collection on objects with type *USRPRF

Use case: A user profile object is secured with *PUBLIC *USE, allowing anyone on the system to submit jobs to run under that unsecured user profile. Securing the *USRPRF with *PUBLIC *EXCLUDE might break some existing processes which rely on the e...
11 months ago in IBM i / Security 1 Under review

Flash Copy for internal disks

Availability to run for IBM i flashCopy on internal disks (similar like on the ext storage) for backup purpose. The flash copy could be assigned to another lpar and perform backup with or without Full System Flash Copy toolkit.
7 months ago in IBM i / Storage 1 Under review

Process to meet Department of Defense or NIST Media Sanitization Standards

IBM currently does not have a process that has been vetted to meet that DoD or NIST compliance level for Disk Sanitization. There used to be a product called "Disk Sanitizer" available from our lab services team for purchase but that was sunset du...
8 months ago in IBM i / Storage 1 Under review

Globalization/Secondary languages considerations when upgrading the IBM i

Good day. Many IBM i systems use secondary languages that need to be taken into consideration when planning to upgrade the IBM i OS. If your machine uses secondary languages, the LPPs languages must also be upgraded to the newer version, the langu...
12 months ago in IBM i / Install and Upgrade and Licensing 1 Under review

Add OBJECT ATTRIBUTE (PF, PRTF, LF, C, RPGLE, etc.) to the object selection for QGYOLOBJ API.

Using only the object type (*FILE, *PGM, etc) with QGYOLOBJ is okay, but in the specific case of object type *FILE, there are so many variations, DDM, PF, LF, PRTF, and so on. Often when you specify *FILE you only want one of those subtypes or obj...
12 months ago in IBM i / Core OS 4 Under review

Lock CMNxx from having multiple IPs assigned

We have a customer system that we will be hosting at our data center and we would like to be able to block the CMN03 port which is used as the a LAN Console port from being changed to allow anything else to use it.
8 months ago in IBM i / Networking 3 Under review

ESS License Keys change EXPDATE from YYYY-MM-DD to users System date

This would allow the customer to change the way keys are downloaded and applied, especially since this is the way license keys are being supplied/distribuited. Otherwise the user has to hand apply the license keys(changing the date) instead of usi...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Install and Upgrade and Licensing 1 Under review

Bankable IBM i license transfers

When upgrading hardware, many customers want to transfer existing IBM i entitlements from their old servers. However, the migration process for all workloads can take some time - a 12-month migration project is not unusual. At the same time, there...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Install and Upgrade and Licensing 1 Under review