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Possibility for %lookup to search more than one field of a structure.

In data structures, lookup using %lookup is fantastic. But it would be interesting to add the possibility of searching on two or more fields: structure(1).field1 = 'A'; structure(1).field2 = 123; structure(1).field..... structure(2).field1 = 'B'; ...
4 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 Future consideration
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Dynamically editable min/max fields when LPAR gets shut down

When you are on a partitions memory configuration section and the partition is running you can only change the allocated value and the min/max values are greyed out. When the partition is then shut down the min/max values should be editable but th...
almost 3 years ago in Hardware Management Console 3 Future consideration

PowerVC container based (docker/podman)

To simplify the installation and update procedure and get more stability. This also reduces the dependencies on the operating system/repos.
8 months ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Upgrade OpenSSH on AIX to 9.6 or above.

I am getting dinged about CVE-2023-51385 from Qualys. AIX has this notice: https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/7125640 Now, IBM may or may not have done a dandy job of stopping the vulnerability. However if they just patch an existing version o...
about 1 month ago in AIX 1 Future consideration

Add new parameter SAVDTA( *YES | *NO ) to the SAVLIB and SAVOBJ commands.

It would offer the ability to save a library (or object) without data so that a new instance of an application could be created starting with an empty database. Everything would be saved except the data. When the library is later restored tables a...
2 months ago in IBM i / Save and Restore 3 Future consideration

SQL Script Listing Open IFS Share Sessions

The below SQL script "SELECT SERVER_SHARE_NAME, SHARE_TYPE, TEXT_DESCRIPTION, PATH_NAME, CURRENT_CONNECTIONS FROM QSYS2.SERVER_SHARE_INFO WHERE SHARE_TYPE = 'FILE';" will list all IFS shares and the number of current connections but does not provi...
2 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Future consideration

Option to save VM configuration (Compute Template/SCG-IPG/Volume Template mapping/IP address mapping etc) while unmanaging a VM, so that managing the VM back brings back the configuration.

Currently the VM configuration information such as Compute Template used/SCG-IPG used/Volume Template mapping/IP address mapping etc are lost when a VM is unmanaged. Remanaging the same VM causes problem as the information is lost and it is upto t...
8 months ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Add ORDER BY Creation Date/Time to WRKSPLF and add *USRPRF option and System Value for Same

Our end users tend to keep SPOOLED files "forever" so the more days that pass, the longer their list of SPOOLED files becomes. I would be extremely helpful to provide a User Profile-based option for "SPOOLED File Sequencing" that is applied when U...
4 months ago in IBM i / Print 4 Future consideration

Configuring IPG to be exclusive for Tape Storage Templates

Most of the Power customers follow the best practice of segregating Disk and Tape traffic onto separate VIOS FC ports. Although PowerVC currently allows for specifying an IPG on Tape storage template (CLI), this IPG can be used by other Storage Te...
10 months ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

SYSTOOLS.READ_SPREADSHEET to be able to read xlsx files from SQL

It would be usefull to be able to read xlsx files from within RPG programs for importing data as a table function.
3 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Future consideration