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Add Authorization list to IFS Security

If we could add authorization list to IFS security then we could tighten security down by the list and not have to specify a list of users to that object/directory. This is extremely helpful when you have a file share available to everyone (no not...
11 months ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 4 Functionality already exists

For queries requiring table scan agsinst of large, 100,000,000+ row tables, split the query into multiple threads based on a percentage of total table pages

WHY: Improved one off query performance against large, 100,000,000+ row tables. WHO: My customer has transaction log tables that can record millions of transactions per day. Peaking just above 58 million per month in the last 6 months. Maintaining...
12 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Functionality already exists

Support for multiple clients in NIM customization command

It's highly desirable for system administrators to have a way to use NIM functionality to manage multiple systems, often on an ad-hoc basis. In particular, NIM scripts can be very useful for automating tasks across multiple AIX clients, but curren...
about 2 years ago in AIX 1 Functionality already exists

OpenGpg full support for Gpg Encryption Ifs stream file

Create some easy script / Command to use OpenGpg. Case : I have to send to some supplier and Customer a gpg encrypted file created in Ifs, They gave me their GPG key. Now I have to encrypt. So the Ifs files sales.txt have to became sales.txt.gpg. ...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 2 Functionality already exists

get REFFLD information from DB2 Catalog

For physical files, it is not possible to retrieve the REFFLD keyword information from the DB2 catalog views
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Functionality already exists

V7R3 to V7R5 Cross-reference PTF .csv

Can IBM provide the V7R3 to V7R5 cross-reference PTF list in a .csv format, similar to what's available for V7R4 to V7R5? To my knowledge, the V7R3 to V7R5 cross-reference list is currently only available in .pdf.
about 1 year ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 2 Functionality already exists

OBJECT_LOCK_INFO() table function which accepts library name, object name, and object type - returns list of locks on that object

This is very similar to the OBJECT_LOCK_INFO view, but it can target a specific object similar to WRKOBJLCK command. It should be able to return the locks for the object much more quickly than using the view.
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 4 Functionality already exists

Support UPSERT statement to improve SQL programming productivity

In-house development team in an IBM i customer here wants to pick up productive database, and UPSERT statement currently supported with PostgreSQL appears so attractive to them for productivity.
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Functionality already exists

Allow PTF Groups to be ordered using deltas

We have developed a tool that can compare the PTF Group levels installed on a system and those available from IBM. When we see a difference between the group levels we use SNDPTFORD to order the PTF's directly to an Image Catalog ready for install...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 1 Functionality already exists

Add ability to Remove Profile Tokens (QSYRMVPT) API to remove all invalidated or expired profile tokens

Currently there is no way to clean-up expired and invalidated profile tokens. The Remove Profile Tokens (QSYRMVPT) API allows you to remove all profile tokens, all profile tokens for a specific user or a specific profile token. Given the current l...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Security 2 Functionality already exists