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IBM i

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Add parameter to RSTLIB / RSTOBJ commands to restore table(s) without data

Please consider adding a parameter to the RSTLIB and RSTOBJ commands to allow restore of DB2 tables / PF's without data (rows). It would be great to be able to restore libraries or objects without getting the data onto the system. Use case 1: We h...
7 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 7 Future consideration

Authorization list or similar for User Profiles / Function Usage for Role Swapping

When you need to swap profiles from one "Application user" to the "real user" (for example if you are running web services), the application user must have *Use privilegies for the user profile. If you need to give permission to a user to several ...
7 months ago in IBM i / Security 2 Not under consideration

Add the description of the PTF is the summary of PTF groups, cumulative, etc...

When you are about to install a PTF group is nice to check which are the PTFs it includes, especially if you want to solve a certain problem. Also is good to check between 2 different groups to check why something works with one group PTF and not ...
7 months ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 0 Under review

Provide FIELDPROC_ENCODED_COMPARISON QAQQINI function at column level

DB2 for i Field Procedures are primarily used for column level encryption. The defacto standard for encryption is AES. Ideally, encryption should not be deterministic. In other words, encrypting the same plain text multiple times should produce di...
8 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Future consideration

Allow partitioning of DDS created tables

As of today, a DDS created table cannot be partitioned by ALTER TABLE ADD PARTITION. In many cases, a DDS table can be converted to an SQL table, however some keywords like DATFMT are not available in SQL. Which means that those tables cannot be c...
8 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration

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...
8 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...
8 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.
8 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.
8 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.
8 months ago in IBM i / System Management 1 Not under consideration