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Improvement of 5250 emulation

When you start a 5250 emulation sesion you get a tab saying " A - sysname'. If you start another sesion you get "B- sysname". I would like to be able to change this session text by opening a text window with a rigth mouse click on the tab. Use Cas...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 5 Not under consideration

Snapshot procedure to backup the vHMC

Procedure to backup the vHMC with vm' snapshot.
over 7 years ago in Hardware Management Console 3 Not under consideration

BRMS Report Bundle Option

We would like to have the option when running maintenance or using the STRRCYBRM ASPDEV((*LCL *ALL)) to bundle the selected or all reports. Use Case: STRMNTBRMPrint expired media report . . . *YES Print version report . . . . . . *EXPMEDPrint medi...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / BRMS 3 Not under consideration

Advanced Job Scheduler Output Queue Monitor and Distribution

We would like to have more parameters in the output queue monitor that allows for wildcard file name such as QP1A* and a delay that allows time for multiple spooled files to develop. Then bundle the spooled file into a common .PDF and follow the e...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 4 Not under consideration

Allow "Display Path Status" from command line

currently the only interface to view the current Disk Path Status is in Service Tools. Would like to be able to see that information from the WRKDSKSTS screens (via a F-11 option view) Use Case: only way to view disk path status is to logon to Ser...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 5 Not under consideration

Referential Constraint issues job log

The problem: qsqsrvr running an SQL request and it receives back an error: SQL0352. The qsqsrver job then job logs. I am depending on the database to give me this feedback (SQL0352) however I want to control whether or not it job logs. Per the PMR...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 4 Not under consideration

Create HMC TASK that assigns only HSCROOT password change to a custom role

Have the ability to create a custom role and assign a TASK to it that only allows selected role to have the privilege of changing hsroot password.
over 7 years ago in Hardware Management Console 5 Future consideration

Manage dates before 1970 in the ILE web service client

As described here, the web service client can't manage dates before 1970. Improving the management dates for of compatibility with the RPG date type : 0001-01-01 to 9999-12...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Web Serving 4 Future consideration

Provide a public URL to download ACS

ACS should be deployed in all of our computers. To simplify this process and the upgrade would be better to have a public url. It will become possible to create a brew cask to install it on mac for example. Use Case: Deploy and upgrade ACS typing ...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Not under consideration

SNDSMTPEMM RCP keyword reformats valid email address

We're in the process of replacing use of SNDDST with SNDSMTPEMM. Some of our group email addresses contain an embedded dash '-'. When an email address with a dash is passed to SNDSMTPEMM, the command processor reformats the address with a space ' ...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Networking 4 Is a defect