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Allow to execute Commands directly from RPG without the QCMDEXC interface

Similar to EXEC SQL, to do EXEC CMD or EXEC CL. Variables will be in the format &var1 like in CLP or :var1 like in SQL. Use Case: EXEC CMD CPYF FROMFILE(FromFile) TOFILE(QTEMP/Myfile) INCREL((*IF COLUMN1 *EQ &var1)) RTVSYSVAL SYSVAL(QSRLNB...
about 7 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 4 Not under consideration ICMP request SRC-address

Description: Since updating cluster installations from AIX V7.1 TL3 SP5/PowerHA V7. 1.3 SP3 to AIX V7.1 TL4 SP2/PowerHA V7.1.3 SP5 we observe a different behaviour in the "ping" tests, originating from On the older release only the sour...
about 7 years ago in PowerHA for AIX 1 Not under consideration

Request AIX patch to support RDX media 4TB for AIX6.1 and AIX7.1

I would like to request for AIX patch or driver to support RDX media 4TB for backup usage for AIX6.1 and AIX7.1.
over 5 years ago in AIX 3 Not under consideration

iseries managementpak for SCOM

provide a managementpak for integration in microsoft systemcenter operation manager (SCOM).it would be a great benefit for iseries to provide a basic functionality for SCOM integration. Use Case: provide a managementpak for integration in microsof...
about 7 years ago in IBM i / System Management 2 Not under consideration

Please fix QMQUERY to not need to sign off and on again when modifying multiple queries.

The company I am at uses *QRYDFN for most reporting. I have had to convert these reports from *QRYDFN to *QMQRY. When working with 1 QMQRY and have completed my changes, I then move to the next QMQRY. This is not possible as the tool is currently ...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration

Add EKM component back into newer versions of Java, for hardware based encryption

In Java 5, delivered as part of IBM i, there was an EKM component used for hardware based encryption of backup tapes, included at no additional charge. We use this for ALL of our IBM i backups for the last 10 years, as it was a 'set it and forget ...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / JAVA 2 Not under consideration

PowerVC and 3PAR configuration

I would like from PowerVC get the actual configuration (NPIV) from 3PAR, such as exports, hostports, redundancy within storage nodes.
over 5 years ago in PowerVC 2 Future consideration

Complete QSQGNDDL API Output

The QSQGNDDL API does not return the DATFMT / TIMFMT options that can be specified on a CREATE PROCEDURE statement when using the API to generate the source for a previously supported stored procedure. Use Case: For example: On the original create...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration

Add FromStreamFile option to CRTPAGSEG

We turned FTP off on our system. I had the need to update a page segment & it look a lot of trial-and-error when using CPYFRMSTMF to copy the raw page segment from the IFS (added via network share) to a physical file to then execute the CRTPAG...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 1 Not under consideration

Creating virtual ports as a way to bypass physical port level validation

Live Partition Mobility for NPIV clients requires that both (active and inactive) WWPNs for each virtual Fibre Channel adapter must have been zoned to the exact same storage port WWN on the switch/SAN and must have been defined to the storage arra...
over 5 years ago in PowerVM 0 Not under consideration