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Add a warning when parameter markers are truncated

IBM i silently truncates parameters to prepared statements to match the length of the target. -----From, 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 QSYS2.CHANGE_IOP to reset all IOPs

IBM introduced SQL function QSYS2.CHANGE_IOP to reset ISCSI IOPs only. We would like to have support to use QSYS2.CHANGE_IOP function to IPL other IOPs (like virtual fibre channel IOPs - CMBxx) as well.
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Hardware 6 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

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...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 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...
8 months ago in IBM i / Core OS 3 Functionality already exists

NIM BOS and mksysb install in HANIM enviornment

In HANIM environment NIM master and alternate master does not support NIM BOS and Mksysb installation for each other. So to restore NIM master or alternate master we have to have 3rd NIM master in enviornment
over 3 years ago in AIX 1 Functionality already exists

DBMS_OUTPUT (or alternative)

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

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

Make the control panel more physically accessible (specific issue starting with Power 9 Tower models).

It would be useful so anyone actually using the control doesn't have to lay on the floor to read it. It should be readily accessible for anyone using it. (i.e. Performing system installs, repairs, etc. when physical access is needed to it.)
10 months ago in Power Systems Design 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,...
11 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Functionality already exists