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Run an ACS macro from Command Line

Many customers used to call macros from outside applications. With the migration to the new ACS macros they miss an easy way to open the emulator and execute a macro directly. In the current plugins that you can call from command line there's no o...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 7 Delivered

add SQL query with print instead of display option or generate spool file then PDF ACS

In DB2 for z/OS there are utilities to generate a print/hard copy report instead of displaying the SQL query on screen, I find in DB2 for i OUTPUT(*PRINT) is not available or valid, and don't know of DB2 for i utility to do so. Printing high volum...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 5 Delivered

Additional Information from QSYS2.PTF_INFO

For those PTFs that have special instructions it would be useful to include this information via a NULL capable column of type CLOB, for example call PTF_SPECIAL_INSTRUCTIONS, so that it can be queried via the QSYS2.PTF_INFO view. Currently there ...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Delivered

Table "Files" should contain entries for all the known types used for source file members by default and not only a subset.

When opening a stream file in the IFS with the LPEX editor, then the LPEX editor has to determine if the stream file contains text or binary content. This will be done by the extension of the stream file name and the content of the table "Files" i...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Delivered

Add an ANY_VALUE aggregate function

Please add an ANY_VALUE aggregate function, this would simplify queries that group by an id and also require other values that are known to be unique within the group. SELECT a.article_id, ANY_VALUE(a.description), COUNT(*) FROM article AS a JOIN ...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Delivered

IBM i ACS Run SQL Scripts Open file sort order settings choice

As part of this request the default view when opening the folder for SQL scripts within ACS was changed from List to Detail requiring the users that prefer List view to select it upon entry each time they access the open file window. Requesting an...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 3 Delivered

NULL management by IWS

Currently IWS has no capability regards to null values when a SOAP or REST service is published. When a field in a request is null, the RPG ile program or procedure will receive: For char fields -> all blanks For varchar fields -> a lenght o...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Web Serving 2 Delivered

Add view or udtf JOB_QUEUE_ENTRIES

Because the view JOB_QUEUE_INFO already exist, so similar to the output_queue_xxx views the job_queue_entries view is missing select * from qsys2.job_queue_entrieswhere job_queue_name = 'QBATCH'
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Delivered

Additional CLI options for acsbundle.jar /PLUGIN=cfg /SYSTEM=<system>

Request for enhancement to acsbundle.jar /PLUGIN=cfg /SYSTEM=<system> Please add cli options for additional settings, so that all system configurations can be set via the CLI for scripting. In short if there is an option in the GUI it should...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 4 Delivered

Provide buffer length of LOB columns in SYSCOLUMNS2 view

When processing I/U/D entries from a journal using the DISPLAY_JOURNAL we need to "map" the entry specific data over the record layout. The amount of space occupied by a LOB column varies; depending upon where in the record the column starts. So t...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 5 Delivered