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SQL Script Listing Open IFS Share Sessions

The below SQL script "SELECT SERVER_SHARE_NAME, SHARE_TYPE, TEXT_DESCRIPTION, PATH_NAME, CURRENT_CONNECTIONS FROM QSYS2.SERVER_SHARE_INFO WHERE SHARE_TYPE = 'FILE';" will list all IFS shares and the number of current connections but does not provi...
about 1 month ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 0 Submitted

Add new parameter SAVDTA( *YES | *NO ) to the SAVLIB and SAVOBJ commands.

It would offer the ability to save a library (or object) without data so that a new instance of an application could be created starting with an empty database. Everything would be saved except the data. When the library is later restored tables a...
about 1 month ago in IBM i / Save and Restore 3 Future consideration

Gradual Password Rollover Time

As we all know - Security is a critical aspect of any organization’s information management strategy. One essential element of database security is managing user passwords effectively. The gradual database password rollover time refers to the abil...
14 days ago in IBM i / Security 0 Submitted

Clean string of control/unprintable characters < x'40'

Please either create a new BIF, or, supply a new, special value for the first parm of %scanrpl, that will replace all "unprintable", or control, characters in a string with a specified string. An unprintable, or control, character is any character...
10 days ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 0 Submitted

Add Command and Package Definitions to the new Navigator for i (iACS)

After migrating to the newer IBM i ACS environment, Management Central system function is missing from IBM Navigator for i!!! The Management Central of old Client Access iNavigator, provided the ability to simultaneously perform systems management...
2 months ago in IBM i / System Management 3 Future consideration

SSO integration with Active Directory - Save and restore option

A lot of companys are asking for SSO integration with Active Directory. Adding identifiers with Navigator for I is not easy when you have 600 users... The option "new identifiers based from" could be usefull if we could add the kerberos regystry i...
about 1 month ago in IBM i / System Management 1 Submitted

Allow ON-EXCP to use a simple qualified name

The invention of the enum structure is great for documenting return codes or exception IDs for particular purposes. These can be used on the ON-EXCP opcode to clarify the meaning of each message ID monitored. Qualification of structures (or enums)...
6 days ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Is a defect

A system needs to have the ability to call home when the slot on the bus is owned by the operating system (IBMi, AIX, Linux) and there is no hardware error logged as currently a system can only call home it there has been a hardware error.

There are cases where an issue has occurred on a system where data cannot pass but no hardware error has been logged. This can affect any adapter that passes data and is owned by the operating system. If this occurs, IBM cannot be automatically no...
26 days ago in IBM i / Core OS 1 Submitted

SYSTOOLS.READ_SPREADSHEET to be able to read xlsx files from SQL

It would be usefull to be able to read xlsx files from within RPG programs for importing data as a table function.
about 2 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Future consideration

Possibility for %lookup to search more than one field of a structure.

In data structures, lookup using %lookup is fantastic. But it would be interesting to add the possibility of searching on two or more fields: structure(1).field1 = 'A'; structure(1).field2 = 123; structure(1).field..... structure(2).field1 = 'B'; ...
3 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 Future consideration