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IBM i

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Thai Character correcction

HI Team, Older client access used allow user to download/upload THAI character without any issues. However, with the new IBM ACS the spool file/upload/download of the PF is not converted unlike old IBM communicator. can we have similar set up with...
about 2 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Not under consideration

5733-ICC and BRMS - Backup metadata should be saved on the cloud next to each backup to ease restore process

When using IBM Cloud Storage Solutions for i with BRMS we can backup and upload the virtual media to ICOS and other object storage service providers. Virtual tape media, by default, is componesed of 30GB media files and sometimes you need to avoid...
9 months ago in IBM i / BRMS 1 Not under consideration

Enable a command to load an IFS file to a raw *USERASCII printer file like i.e. CPYFRMSTMF

Please enable a command to load an IFS file to a raw *USERASCII printer file. i.e. to support direct PDF or PS or PCL etc. file load. One idea: add an option to CPYFRMSTMF to indicate a printer file. Use case: i.e. get a shipping PDF label from a ...
12 months ago in IBM i / Print 2 Future consideration

CHGASPACT *SUSPEND / if it fails, need info about blocking processes / jobs

Hi in order to do a flashcopy while active we use to to a chgaspact aspdev(*sysbas) option(*suspend) ssptimo(60) ssptimoacn(*END) On some customer systems this fails even with a second try with 90 seconds. The problem is, there is no information w...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Core OS 1 Functionality already exists

"Linked paging": enhanced content paging

Scenario: pressing CTRL+2 in an open window opens another window into the same member. The PageUp and PageDown keys page in the window where the cursor's located, not in any other window. Proposed enhancement: an option that would page across mult...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Not under consideration

Support DEC keyword to declare Decimal variables

There is a need to support the DEC keyword when defining decimal variables in RPG IV. It would match both SQL and all other HLL on the system. I understand perhaps the implementation of FIXNBR(*INPUTPACKED) contributed to the decision to use Packe...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 Not under consideration

Enhance POSDBF CL command to support same features as POSITION parameter of OVRDBF

When using CL, the OVRDBF can be used to get to the specific record in a file using its POSITION parameter. But once the CL RCVF is run, the file is open and OVRDBF's POSITION cannot be used, obviously. The POSDBF command can be used but it only a...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration

CPYFRMIMPF support MBROPT(*UPDADD) for temporal tables

It is a very common occurrence that I receive an Excel file containing new data (e.g. new pricing from accounting). This data needs to be imported into Db2, replacing the existing data. They don't send me the complete data, only change data that h...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Future consideration

Allow ACS to run macros in silent mode

The idea is to allow ACS to run macros from command line. This could allow to run some processes on IBM i with just SSH or maybe Ansible calls, without using VNC.
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Not under consideration

Enhancement to the new COMPARE_FILE table function, including both rows are written to the objects journal when rows don’t match, allow the starting and ending rrn, allow entry of the user and password to be used to connect with the file 2 when using rdb.

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almost 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration