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Disabling ACS Run Sql Scripts options

Looking for a way to prevent run and explain or all explain options on production systems. We had an issue recently where run and explain was chosen on a delete statement instead of explain that almost cost us dearly.
29 days ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 4 Not under consideration

Query Supervisor: Update ADD_QUERY_THRESHOLD procedure to add filters to restrict or allow users by Gruop Profiles

Update ADD_QUERY_THRESHOLD procedure to add filters to restrict or allow users by Gruop Profiles. I think this capability can be enhanced add INCLUDE_GRPPRF and EXCLUDE_GRPPRF to allow more filters when we have the user profiles organized by Group...
29 days ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Future consideration

Migrate Web Administration TLS Wizards to Navigator for i

According to document 7130983, Web Administration for i GUI is migrating to Navigator for i. One important function of the current GUI is not mentioned though- the Wizards to enable and disable TLS for both the HTTPS ADMIN server and the IAS ADMIN...
29 days ago in IBM i / System Management 3 Future consideration

A system needs to have the ability to call home when the slot on the bus is owned by the operating system (IBMi, AIX, Linux) and there is no hardware error logged as currently a system can only call home it there has been a hardware error.

There are cases where an issue has occurred on a system where data cannot pass but no hardware error has been logged. This can affect any adapter that passes data and is owned by the operating system. If this occurs, IBM cannot be automatically no...
30 days ago in IBM i / Core OS 1 Submitted

A wrong comment

Today an operator made a mistake in putting the sign in an update SQL stmt, and instead of a hyphen he put two hyphens.The result was catastrophic. Over 700,00 lines have been updated: update TABLE set AMOUNT = ,01--, TAX=123,4where KEY = 1 instea...
30 days ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Not under consideration

Use the Partition/System Name Consistently

The nomenclature SYSNAME is associated with the RTVNETA command since before Partitions existed. It is now often known as the System/Partition or LPAR name. While IBM does display the System Name on UIM screens and menus, and stores it within crea...
30 days ago in IBM i / Core OS 1 Submitted

Show true data type of parameters declared with *EXACT

When showing content assist, or in the Outline view, when displaying the prototype of a procedure, show the actual declared data type for the parameters declared with options(*EXACT). This keyword requires that we pass a variable declared EXACTLY ...
30 days ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Future consideration

SQL1103 in Error List for QTEMP tables

On a compile, the Error List shows SQL1103 (Column definitions for table &1 in QTEMP not found) for QTEMP tables that don't exist in the RDi job. Those messages are irrelevant and can cause pertinent warnings to be missed. RDi should suppress ...
about 1 month ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Future consideration

Add Adopted User Profile(s) to QUSRJOBI and RTVJOBA

Apparently there is no way to retrieve the User Profile under which a job is running when a program that Adopts another User Profile is in the call stack. For example, User BOB signs on and calls program XYZ which is owned by QPGMR and uses adopte...
about 1 month ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 1 Submitted

SQL Script Listing Open IFS Share Sessions

The below SQL script "SELECT SERVER_SHARE_NAME, SHARE_TYPE, TEXT_DESCRIPTION, PATH_NAME, CURRENT_CONNECTIONS FROM QSYS2.SERVER_SHARE_INFO WHERE SHARE_TYPE = 'FILE';" will list all IFS shares and the number of current connections but does not provi...
about 1 month ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Future consideration