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Olap Save As - (Won't overwrite existing named report, but creates a second one).

The Olap Save As feature will not overwrite the same named report, rather it creates a second report with the exact same name. This is confusing because unless you are an admin you can't tell which one is the newest since it won't tell you the day...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Db2 Web Query 3 Not under consideration

Request for enhancement of the ACS?IBM i Access Client Solutions ?

Even ACS in the same way as IBM i Access for Windows will provide a service pack of the application package,and please add the automatic update can function. Also If you are not planning to offer the service pack, please add the implementation of ...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 5 Not under consideration

Enable compilation of full free-form RPG to 6.1 from 7.1/7.2

ILE RPG compilers on 7.1 and 7.2 should support compiling full free-form RPG when a target release of 6.1/V6R1M0 is specified. Use Case: Many companies are running IBM i systems that predate 7.1. 6.1 still has a relatively large install base. Allo...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 Not under consideration

Deliver wget or curl as part of PASE

Deliver wget or curl as part of the base PASE, or rather, make sure wget or curl comes preloaded on all IBM i operating system installations. This would be instead of delivering it with 5733OPS. Use Case: As we gain momentum with open source on IB...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 5 Not under consideration

Allow object in subfield to resolve RNF3826

When working with Java, particularly with HSSF java spreadsheets, its become necessary to work with more than one spreadsheet at a time. This would be much easier if all of a workbook's objects could be grouped into one datastructure, similar to h...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 4 Future consideration

Problem with CPYFRMIMPF command and file with CCSID = 1208 UTF-8

When using command CPYFRMIMPF FROMCCSID(1208) UTF-8 and *FIXED format, each national characters coded on 2 bytes are causing shifting of data in output file. As explained by iGSC in PMR 61492,001,822 when using *FIXED format and multi-byte code po...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Not under consideration

Allow Installp to install filesets that begin with a number

Installp does not allow installing and uninstalling of a fileset that begins with a number. 3par has an mpio fileset 3PARmpio.64. It was installed on a customer's system and they tried to uninstall with installp -u and it failed.
over 7 years ago in AIX 2 Not under consideration

Active Memory Sharing

AMS is not possible right now with PowerVC
over 7 years ago in PowerVC 3 Not under consideration

DDS Display files enable more than 1 subfile horizontally, side by side.

Enhance DDS for display files to place more than one subfile horizontally at the same time. Use Case: Solution 1: Add a parameter to the subfile control record, maybe POSITION(*HORIZONTAL), to be displayed next to another subfile. Solution 2: Enab...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 3 Not under consideration


Requirement - To have retries stop when a certain failure was received from the HMC. When SRDF signals an unrecoverable error (implying manualintervention and restore of links is required), PowerHAdoes not stop processing, but attempts selectivefa...
over 7 years ago in PowerHA for AIX 1 Planned for future release