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Save and reuse favourite shell commands, sql statements, qsh statements, ...

Simplify the persistent reuse of statements as we do within cl: with F9 and have that for other environments like qsh: qcmd: sql: bash:. These options are not yet persistent and not easy to manage. I would like to easily build my favourite menus b...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 2 Not under consideration

PASE needs the MAN command and MAN pages for all commands

In IBM i we have very nice help capabilities for all commands. But when using PASE or QShell, we do not have the AIX "man" command or the "man pages" available. This means we need to resort to searching the internet, IBM web pages for AIX, the Kno...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 4 Not under consideration

AFP Toolbox service program QAOCL/QAYTBFMCFG

Please convert the service program QAYTBFMCFG in library QAOCL for the newer releases of IBM i/OS. Use Case: Generate AFP reports programmatically without need for defining an external printer file.
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Print 3 Future consideration

Support Microsoft .NET Core and .NET Framework on IBM i

Microsoft Corp. has "open sourced" the .NET Core and .NET Framework, as well as the .NET compilers, etc., so now is the time for IBM to bring the .NET Core and .NET Frameworks to IBM i. .NET is a major software development platform, on par with Ja...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 10 Not under consideration

IBM should "open source" the source code for LPPs when they are withdrawn from marketing

Over the years, I have seen several IBM LPPs for OS/400 (now IBM i) that were withdrawn from marketing and eventually had support dropped -- for whatever reasons. I think it would be a great way for IBM to educate the world on how to build robust ...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 3 Not under consideration

need a new PTF Group for IBM i compilers and developer tools 5770-WDS

Recently I had some PMRs -> APARs resolved by PTFs. The problem is, these new PTFs are not automatically included on any CUMe package and I was very surprised to learn that they were not included in any of the current Group PTFs for IBM i 7.1, ...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 3 Not under consideration

JSON Store access with .Net API

You created the JSON Store Technology for DB2 for i. Therefore you have the Command Line Processor, Java API and SQL User Defined Functions. What is missing is a .Net API. Can you please insert that too? Use Case: More and More .Net Backend Applic...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Not under consideration

New API with ability to convert/copy spoolfiles into XML file.

Create a new API that can take a specified spoolfile and convert it into a XML file (with defined IFS location). XML format should be - report - Parent/root- - meta - meta information via DSPSPLFA- - pages - parent for all pages- - - - page - indi...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Print 3 Future consideration

Add template for function prototypes/Procedure Interfaces

Currently when defining a procedure prototype that references a procedure pointer, the prototype must be defined in scope with the pointer which causes issues for me in a highly modularized environment with service programs and sub-procedures. I f...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 4 Future consideration


CPYFRMSTMF needs a new parameter SRCCHGDATE(*FROMMBR) that works just like the SRCCHGDATE parameter on the CPYSRCF command. SRCCHGDATE(*NEW) can allow for compatibility with the existing behavior of the CPYFRMSTMF command. Note that this proposed ...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 5 Not under consideration