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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 ...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Functionality already exists

Allow optional input parameters in IWS / Websphere Service

Allowing optional input parameters on IWS / Websphere services would prevent requiring consumers of the APIs to pass in variables that are not being used. This would make the request look better and reduce bandwidth.
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Web Serving 2 Functionality already exists

PowerVC

After having followed support recommendations about how to tell PowerVC to use the new wwpn brought by the new svc controllers, it appears that PowerVC is able to use only one wwpn (thus a port). This is unacceptable for me because that means all ...
over 2 years ago in PowerVC 1 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...
10 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Functionality already exists

CHGASPACT: new functionality (*BCD) i.e. best can do. Stay in SUSPEND state even if not everything could be suspended.

Hello IBM, I recently discussed options of CHGASPACT with IBM support (CASE TS014216210). We normally use chgaspact aspdev(*sysbas) option(*suspend) ssptimo(60) ssptimoacn(*END) In case, this is not successful, *CONT is not an option for us. We ne...
5 months ago in IBM i / Core OS 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.
11 months ago in IBM i / Hardware 6 Functionality already exists

Add System Name to replaceable parameters for Message Monitors in Navigator

Please add system name to the replaceable parameters for the Message monitors. Use Case: This is useful when you are setting up monitors in multiple systems and are sending a message to yourself. You need to know which system send the message. The...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / System Management 4 Functionality already exists

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...
11 months ago in IBM i / Save and Restore 2 Functionality already exists

ACS: Option to show description next to System

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...
12 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Functionality already exists

DBMS_OUTPUT (or alternative)

When writing compound statements and executing them interactively I would like to display certain output.
7 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Functionality already exists