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IBM i

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Enhance QCMDEXC Scalar function to process an entire result set

I have hit a max limit on the QCMDEXC scalar function. for example, I have 243 jobs in the job scheduler and I need to hold them all with the exception of a few. I have to run my HLDJOBSCDE command using the qcmdexc scalar function about 3 times b...
7 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 4 Not under consideration

Add CPYJOBSCDE Command

we have work and add job scheduled entries but, can we also have a copy job scheduled entry? Sometimes you need to add a job scheduled entry and just change a script that is going to run. For example, First job scheduled entry SBMJOB CMD(QSYS/RUNS...
7 months ago in IBM i / Core OS 4 Future consideration

Add lpar status to IBM Safe Guarded Copy screen

IBM Safe Guarded Copy (SGC) See attached WRKSGCPY screen Before we try to recover to a SGC, or before we try to end recovery, we need to know that the recovery lpar is powered off. Add some function to the WRKSGCPY screen to see that.
7 months ago in IBM i / Other 0 Submitted

Add native 2FA and/or MFA for 5250 and other interfaces to data

Data security insurance and other requirements are requesting Two Factor Authentication or Multi Factor Authentication access to data.
7 months ago in IBM i / Security 2 Future consideration

Create in new Navigator for i same functionality that Heritage Navigator for i with DNS configuration.

Heritage Navigator for i has a lot of options of DNS configuration. But new Navigator for i has not DNS configurations options.
7 months ago in IBM i / System Management 1 Not under consideration

Provide capability to run ssh service when in restricted state

ssh is required to support automation of the system via Ansible. If the system is ended to a restricted state to perform certain operations (e.g. system save) automation cannot be used to control or manage the operation. Similarly, if the system i...
7 months ago in IBM i / System Management 2 Submitted

Add db2 direct connect (db2 CLI) to be part of ACS app package for windows

application access for MS PowerBI would benefit from db2 cli direct connect. Faster performance and less data transfer off of ibm i system.
7 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Not under consideration

Extend RunSqlScript functionality

With ACS, when running SQL scripts and extracting a file in XLSX format, it would be very useful if the system could save the SQL statement used (in a different sheet).
7 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Not under consideration

Enhance or create a new DB2 Service IFS Save Files

Need the ability to see the details of a save file that contains IFS objects so that we can programmatically act on what is inside the save file. For example: CRTSAVF FILE(yourlib/yoursavf)SAV DEV('/qsys.lib/yourlib.lib/yoursavf.file') OBJ(('/home...
7 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Future consideration

%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...
7 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 Future consideration