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Support case insensitive (double) quoted names for PARMS and VARIABLES in SQL/PL

When creating user-written SQL functions or procedures, the name of the parameters with the recent NAMED parameter syntax is difficult to use. The end-user is made to guess the upper/lower case specfiied for parameter that contains quotes but not ...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration

Add AUTO-PROMPT job attribute for F9=Retrieve(d) CL Commands on Enter

When using the IBM i command entry F9 or F8 to retrieve a prior CL command, I would like a job attribute that controls whether or not that CL command can be run directly via Enter or Prompted on Enter. This would give us an "Are you sure" failsafe...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / Languages - CL (Control Language) 1 Not under consideration

Allow to mount NFS without a ping response

There are some NFS services (cloud storage gateways, cloud NFS services, etc) that block echo icmp response, so you won't receive an answer from ping. This change could allow to work with more cloud services
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 6 Future consideration

Change sequence of access path rebuilds to be based on use rather than size

When access paths are rebuilt; the database sequences the rebuilds to occur based on index size descending. Since history tables and indexes may be quite large but are not often used in Production processing; this presents a roadblock to making th...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Not under consideration

PowerVC: include 'Allow performance information collection' on instance creation

Some applications require 'Allow performance information collection' set on the HMC profile but there is no way to set this from PowerVC
over 7 years ago in PowerVC 3 Not under consideration

need interface similar to DSPSSTUSR for SST IP addresses

Need to provide an easy interface to the view the TCP/IP addresses and resource names that are used in SST for LAN console and network image catalog setup.The interface would be similar to the DSPSSTUSR command. Use Case: there are TCP/IP addresse...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Networking 7 Not under consideration

Vios - enhance lsnports command to provide more info

Enhance the command lsnports so that it displays additional info that what is shows already I would like to be able to see Customer Added info (From the odm) added by maybe a chdev to add a description field for each lsnports entry to show me (fab...
over 7 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 2 Not under consideration

Free the Node.js runtime from obligatory UTF-8 encoding

The Node.js runtime does a wrong conversion of ideographic characters like german umlaut and italian accented letters.Characters are written like this:Päbra -> PÀbra Delbrück -> Delbrück Please free the Node.js runtime from obligatory UTF-...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 2 Not under consideration

User defined fixed journal entry data

While user, job, and program are helpful in auditing of journal entries, they have limited use on server jobs where multiple clients and sessions connect and change data from a pool of jobs (http server for example). Enhance the fixed length optio...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Not under consideration

Automation to activate / deactivate RPV server & client devices for PowerHA/XD managed GLVM VGs before after FS related tasks.

PowerHA/XD handles the RPV server & client devices on it's own. After the resource group take over has been completed, PowerHA/XD will: - unconfigures the RPV server devices (puts them to defined state) belonging to the RG's volume groups on ...
almost 2 years ago in PowerHA for AIX 0 Under review