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IBM i

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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...
8 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.
8 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).
8 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...
8 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...
8 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 Future consideration

Concealing Password on the ADDSVRAUTE Screen

To not reveal a password to onlookers when setting up a secure DDM environment.
8 months ago in IBM i / Security 2 Future consideration

Enable all AJS operations using Navigator for i on IBM i 7.5

Even though the Advanced Job Scheduler menu in Navigator for i on IBM i 7.5 is currently incomplete and the older Navigator for i no longer usable. Users have no choice but to configure with 5250. Customers would like to perform all operations usi...
8 months ago in IBM i / System Management 3 Future consideration

Add possibility to retrieve current number of filled elements in array with dim(*auto/*var)

Please add the number of filled elements in a varying dimension array. Currently we can set the allocated number with %elem(array: *alloc) = number. This says something about the memory being allocated as far as I understand. If you then use for i...
8 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Functionality already exists

add support for windows server core to IBM i Access Client Solutions windows package (driver)

current situtation (working): windows server 2016 core with SQL Server and IBM i Access Client Solutions Windows drivernew situation (not working): windows server 2022 core with SQL Server but IBM i Access Client Solutions Windows driver can not b...
8 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 2 Future consideration

Use checksums for testing files for changes.

Today RDi uses timestamps for testing local and remote members for changes. If the timestamps do not match, the Remote Reconciler assumes that a member was changed on the local or remote system. But of course that may not be true. For example, mem...
8 months ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Future consideration