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Add Support For Editing Records Natively in Access Client Solutions (ACS) Using the Schema (db2) Function

When using the new Access Client Solutions (ACS) software, we can view physical file (database) records by using the Schema function and browsing through the respective Libraries and Tables. However, there is currently no support to natively edit ...
about 2 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Future consideration

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 ...
15 days ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Submitted

UUID datatype for IBMi

A UUID is a Universally Unique Identifier, meaning that these identifiers are unique over your whole DB; even better unique" across space and time". UUID's are stored in 128bit format and follow a standarized format (rfc4122) This makes the type a...
3 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 4 Future consideration

Enable no-auditing of /tmp like QTEMP

Please change audit code to not audit any activity in /tmp direcotry when system value QAUDLVL has option *NOQTEMP set - or by adding a new option *NOIFSTMP. As this directory is to be used for temporary files by design like objects in QTEMP this...
8 months ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 8 Future consideration

Implement qsys2.Http_get for blob file

I think then the new sql function for http_get are really interesting, fast and above all there isn't java! I started use it instead of systools funcion, but I need an http_get that allow me download binary files like .zip . Please implement it! M...
12 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 8 Future consideration

New DCM in SSL still need non-SSL ports

When configuring the new DCM in SSL mode, port 2007 is assigned to the application server and it is possible then to connect using the URL: https://hostname:2007/dcm BUT, it the background, port 8470 (non-SSL) is still required to complete SIGNON....
2 months ago in IBM i / Security 2 Under review

Reconsider XMLTOOLKIT (5733XT2)

I learned that IBM plans to end support for XMLTOOLKIT (5733XT2). As far as I know, this product is the only option available, if you want to create xml with RPG when you need to create elements dynamically. Please reconsider further development o...
17 days ago in IBM i / Application Development 1 Submitted

Implementation of restore function that does not change the state of the access path

We would like you to implement the restore function that does not change the state of the access path by implicitly shared access paths. Our customers are having trouble getting their program to do something unexpected by save and restore. We wou...
8 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 6 Not under consideration

Problem to detect infected files or AR attack if mount from Unix is used

Dear center /support 1.The usage capabilities of NFS are similar to those of shared folders. Nevertheless, the QIBM_QPWFS_FILE_SERV exit point is not alerted by operations made in NFS. This opens a security gap as our Anti-Ransomware is based on t...
about 1 month ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 3 Future consideration

Improve the Reconnect process for RDi

When working remotely for the past 2 years I connect to our corporate network via VPN prior to opening RDi. Everything works fine in RDi until my VPN connection drops. At this point RDi still shows as connected. When I reconnect the VPN and try to...
10 months ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Future consideration