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Thai Character correcction

HI Team, Older client access used allow user to download/upload THAI character without any issues. However, with the new IBM ACS the spool file/upload/download of the PF is not converted unlike old IBM communicator. can we have similar set up with...
5 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Not under consideration

RPG Language Feature - Variable Triggers - Computed Properties

Languages like Apple's Swift, Java, Python, C# have this fantastic feature called "Computed Properties". Think of them as "variable triggers". If new phrasing can be added to RPG's Dcl-S when defining a work variable, that would specify logic to b...
5 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 Not under consideration

Add ability to use any RPG variable in an embedded SQL statement, including those that come from Qualified Dimensioned data structures

Programmers would benefit by not seeing the error - Variable :BLAH is not usable for reason X when writing exec SQL select statement in an RPG program. Some variables are allowed and some are not, but it is not always clear why this basic select d...
5 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration

Change ADDWLCGRP "Add Workload Group" to set the processor limit < 1,0

Our customers are using LPARs with less than one CPU assigned. To reduce the impact of ad-hoc queries (e.g. via ODBC) we need to set a CPU limit of the ODBC subsystem. Currently with a workload group we can only set a limit to a whole CPU. But we ...
5 months ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 2 Not under consideration

New op-code RCV-MSG or enhancement of ON-EXCP/ON-EXIT

When sending an escape message with SND-MSG it is easy to catch that exception with MONITOR and ON-EXCP. But to receive the message (especially the message data), remove the message from the job log or re-send the message up the call stack, we sti...
5 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 Not under consideration

avoid Event 3066 with signed IBMiAccess WindowsAP

Event 3066 is reported for IBMiAccess_v1r1_WindowsAP_English_1.1.0.27 Event 3066: This event records that a code integrity check determined that a process (usually lsass.exe) attempted to load a particular driver that did not meet the Microsoft si...
5 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Not under consideration

Adjust the functionality of AUDIT_JOURNAL_* table functions

I think the current behavior is quite confusing. For example, if I'm trying to retrieve the QAUDJRN "PW" entries from a specific receiver, I might try this: SELECT * FROM TABLE ( SYSTOOLS.AUDIT_JOURNAL_PW(STARTING_RECEIVER_LIBRARY => 'QSYS', ...
5 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 4 Not under consideration

Create an "Get Current Library Name" API in the spirit of Qp0wGetJobID

The current API named QWCRTVCA works okay, but in those times when you only need the current library (*CURLIB) for something, setting up the parameters and calling QWCRTVCA is far too verbose and complex. Please create a new simplified API to retu...
5 months ago in IBM i / Core OS 1 Not under consideration

Simple RPG BIF to submit a process in batch.

We have to build the complete sbmjob command string to run a process in batch from RPG. My suggestion (original idea from Golang goroutines) is to use a simple BIF that will accept a process name and parameters as input, submit the process in batc...
5 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 Not under consideration

Retrieve existence from /QNTC shared folder by QSYS2.IFS_OBJECT_STATISTIC

QSYS2.IFS_OBJECT_STATISTICS returned not value if /QNTC shared folders are selected, even if I use the required user-authentification. Compare to QMGTOOLS/CHKIFS what returned '10' for exisiting and '00' for not found. Would it be possible to modi...
5 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Not under consideration