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WebQuery SUM by GROUP

Webquery should support a function like SUM by GROUP. I don't know if there exist a specific word for it, so I'll try to describe it with an example.If you have data like the following: Customer Year RevenueCust_A 2012 $ 523 2013 $ 658Cust_B 2012 ...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Db2 Web Query 11 Planned for future release

Integrate IBM I Access 5250 with Mac Touch Bar

We are running IBM I Access Client Solutions v build 6431 on some MacBook Pro 2016 with touch bars. We would expect to the able to add the application to the shortcut definitions for the OS to display the function keys in the touch bar. De...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 2 Not under consideration

api QDBRTVSN response time too long

I have a security feature based on library and group profile of the current users. the application is a very intensive client-access application.more than 18000 sql for the main job for a duration of 4 minutes 51 seconds. the feature retrieve Libr...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 6 Not under consideration

Ethernet driver support of Power8 for AIX 5.3 LPARS

We've Power8 or greater managed systems and the 10GbE ethernet or the SRIOV adapters drivers cannot be installed on AIX 5.3 client servers. If AIX 5.3 servers are allowed to run on a Power8 or greater systems via PTF U86665.bff, IBM should also gi...
over 2 years ago in AIX 1 Not under consideration

Support for VM Recovery Manager with MetroMirror (Multitarget)

On December 2020 we sold a power (E980)+storage(DS8950) solution to Banco Pichincha (the biggest bank in Ecuador) this solution has HA (with metro mirror with 2 DS8950) in the main Data Center, and DR (Global mirror) in the other DC, but we also s...
over 2 years ago in VM Recovery Manager 1 Future consideration

The += method in RPG to increment a numeric field does not show up as an (M) in the outline view for the variable.

The += method in RPG to increment a numeric field does not show up as an (M) in the outline view for the variable. We've noticed in the Outline view, that if you use the newer method of using the += symbol in RPGLE to increment a numeric field, th...
almost 10 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Is a defect

Need stronger ciphers when encrypting the AIX file systems.

We've AIX servers with OS level at 7100-05-03-1846. When implementing AIX EFS (encrypted file system), the only ciphers available are as per the efsenable command documentation are as follows: List of supported algorithms for keystores: 1 RSA_1024...
almost 5 years ago in AIX 4 Not under consideration

Please add nslookup, host, dig as part of the base os and not part of option 31, dns

I need to use nslookup (could maybe settle for dig or host) from IBM i. However only my lpars with option 31, dns, loaded have that command. I feel that option 31 dns is a 'host' feature while nslookup, etc are client features. I do not want to lo...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Networking 2 Not under consideration

increase the PARM() lenght for the RUNJVA/JAVA command

the parameter PARM() for the RUNJVA/JAVA command is set to a artificial low value of 256.Some java programs need parameters larger than this. Use Case: running a java program with a parameter length greater that 256
over 7 years ago in IBM i / JAVA 7 Not under consideration

Save and reuse favourite shell commands, sql statements, qsh statements, ...

Simplify the persistent reuse of statements as we do within cl: with F9 and have that for other environments like qsh: qcmd: sql: bash:. These options are not yet persistent and not easy to manage. I would like to easily build my favourite menus b...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 2 Not under consideration