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IBM i

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get REFFLD information from DB2 Catalog

For physical files, it is not possible to retrieve the REFFLD keyword information from the DB2 catalog views
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Functionality already exists

WRKIMGCLG should not delete images without asking for confirmation

By default, DLTIMGCLG uses KEEP(*YES) to keep images that are part of an image catalog when one is deleted. WRKIMGCLG, on the other hand, offers a 4 Delete option that deletes the images without prompting. At the very least this should work the sa...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Save and Restore 2 Functionality already exists

V7R3 to V7R5 Cross-reference PTF .csv

Can IBM provide the V7R3 to V7R5 cross-reference PTF list in a .csv format, similar to what's available for V7R4 to V7R5? To my knowledge, the V7R3 to V7R5 cross-reference list is currently only available in .pdf.
about 1 year ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 2 Functionality already exists

OBJECT_LOCK_INFO() table function which accepts library name, object name, and object type - returns list of locks on that object

This is very similar to the OBJECT_LOCK_INFO view, but it can target a specific object similar to WRKOBJLCK command. It should be able to return the locks for the object much more quickly than using the view.
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 4 Functionality already exists

ACS: Option to show description next to System

When we add a new system most of us use the IP address, not the FQDN or hostname on our DNS or hosts table, and the real system name is on the description. It would be great to have the option to show the description next to the system name to imp...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Functionality already exists

Support UPSERT statement to improve SQL programming productivity

In-house development team in an IBM i customer here wants to pick up productive database, and UPSERT statement currently supported with PostgreSQL appears so attractive to them for productivity.
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Functionality already exists

Trace usage of External SQL functions (linked to an external program) in OBJECT_STATISTICS or somewhere else

There is no IBMi object for External SQL Functions (linked to an external program). These functions are only knows and identified in DataBase level. It is impossible to know the last usage date for these functions. You can get the last usage date ...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Functionality already exists

Allow PTF Groups to be ordered using deltas

We have developed a tool that can compare the PTF Group levels installed on a system and those available from IBM. When we see a difference between the group levels we use SNDPTFORD to order the PTF's directly to an Image Catalog ready for install...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 1 Functionality already exists

Allow optional input parameters in IWS / Websphere Service

Allowing optional input parameters on IWS / Websphere services would prevent requiring consumers of the APIs to pass in variables that are not being used. This would make the request look better and reduce bandwidth.
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Web Serving 2 Functionality already exists

Add ability to Remove Profile Tokens (QSYRMVPT) API to remove all invalidated or expired profile tokens

Currently there is no way to clean-up expired and invalidated profile tokens. The Remove Profile Tokens (QSYRMVPT) API allows you to remove all profile tokens, all profile tokens for a specific user or a specific profile token. Given the current l...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Security 2 Functionality already exists