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XMLVALIDATE: when it found an issue, it doesn't inform in which number line inside XML is the issue.

Hello, At present we're using XMLVALIDATE (SQL-XML) to check if the file XML it's right or not with XSD files. When we use "XMLVALIDATE" and SQL founds an issue inside XML, then SQL throws a message error, but it doesn't inform to us in what line/...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Functionality already exists

Provide an option to prevent ACS Run SQL Scripts from advancing to the next statement whenever a statement is executed

When you execute a query in the Run SQL Scripts tool (Ctrl-R or Run Selected) the next query in the window is automatically selected/highlighted after the executed query completes. When working with long complex queries, the automatic advancement/...
9 days ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 2 Functionality already exists

As an administrator, I need to be able to take control of an interactive 5250 session.

We have situations where users either get interrupted, walk away from their screens, go to lunch or home. When this happens, other users are affected and their jobs either hang or get aborted with an error message due to a record lock or file with...
10 days ago in IBM i / Core OS 1 Functionality already exists

IBM i Access Client Solutions(ACS) Data Transfer Download to Excel Spreadsheet change from .xls to .xlsx

The Data Transfer to Excel is still using the old .xls(1997-2003)(65554 limit) instead of .xlsx. You have to download it as a .cvs and then load it to a spread sheet. This would bring ACS to using a current format with out the limit of the old .xl...
4 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 2 Functionality already exists

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...
7 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Functionality already exists

Add a warning when parameter markers are truncated

IBM i silently truncates parameters to prepared statements to match the length of the target. -----From https://www.ibm.com/docs/en/i/7.4?topic=statements-open, section "Parameter marker replacement" : However, unlike the rules for assigning a val...
7 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Functionality already exists

Allow a SQL stored procedure to use 3 part naming without having to create a custom *SQLPKG on each target.

I created a sql stored procedure which looks like the following: CREATE PROCEDURE rob.PROPAGATE_QLNKOMT() LANGUAGE SQL MODIFIES SQL DATA SET OPTION DATFMT = *ISO P1 : BEGINDECLARE OMIT_LIST CHARACTER VARYING ( 32000 ) ; SELECT FSXCMD INTO OMIT_LIS...
8 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Functionality already exists

CHGASPACT: new functionality (*BCD) i.e. best can do. Stay in SUSPEND state even if not everything could be suspended.

Hello IBM, I recently discussed options of CHGASPACT with IBM support (CASE TS014216210). We normally use chgaspact aspdev(*sysbas) option(*suspend) ssptimo(60) ssptimoacn(*END) In case, this is not successful, *CONT is not an option for us. We ne...
9 months ago in IBM i / Core OS 3 Functionality already exists

DBMS_OUTPUT (or alternative)

When writing compound statements and executing them interactively I would like to display certain output.
11 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Functionality already exists

Enhance the QLIRNMO API so it updates SQL Catalogs the same as the RNMOBJ CL command

Today, the QLIRNMO API only updates the SQL Catalogs for SQL TABLE, VIEW, and INDEX objects. But for SEQUENCES, TRIGGERS, VARIABLES, etc. it does not and the association between the SQL Object long name, and the shorter System Object Name is lost,...
12 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Functionality already exists