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CHGASPACT *SUSPEND / if it fails, need info about blocking processes / jobs

Hi in order to do a flashcopy while active we use to to a chgaspact aspdev(*sysbas) option(*suspend) ssptimo(60) ssptimoacn(*END) On some customer systems this fails even with a second try with 90 seconds. The problem is, there is no information w...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Core OS 1 Functionality already exists

"Linked paging": enhanced content paging

Scenario: pressing CTRL+2 in an open window opens another window into the same member. The PageUp and PageDown keys page in the window where the cursor's located, not in any other window. Proposed enhancement: an option that would page across mult...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Not under consideration

GUI continuously shows "Fetching Topology" when duplicate names exist in the configuration.

The GUI should accept duplicates names as the CLI does.
about 2 years ago in VM Recovery Manager 0 Planned for future release

Support DEC keyword to declare Decimal variables

There is a need to support the DEC keyword when defining decimal variables in RPG IV. It would match both SQL and all other HLL on the system. I understand perhaps the implementation of FIXNBR(*INPUTPACKED) contributed to the decision to use Packe...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 Not under consideration

Enhance POSDBF CL command to support same features as POSITION parameter of OVRDBF

When using CL, the OVRDBF can be used to get to the specific record in a file using its POSITION parameter. But once the CL RCVF is run, the file is open and OVRDBF's POSITION cannot be used, obviously. The POSDBF command can be used but it only a...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration

CPYFRMIMPF support MBROPT(*UPDADD) for temporal tables

It is a very common occurrence that I receive an Excel file containing new data (e.g. new pricing from accounting). This data needs to be imported into Db2, replacing the existing data. They don't send me the complete data, only change data that h...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Future consideration

Allow ACS to run macros in silent mode

The idea is to allow ACS to run macros from command line. This could allow to run some processes on IBM i with just SSH or maybe Ansible calls, without using VNC.
about 2 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Not under consideration

New values for vpm_throughput_core_threshold (enabling a more dynamic setting of the threshold).

Currently, we set SMT and vpm_throughput_mode on many LPARs. In a few cases, we use vpm_throughput_mode_threshold - set to match the entitled cores (small LPARs) or to one less than entitled cores for larger LPARs. We limit the use vpm_throughput_...
about 2 years ago in AIX 2 Not under consideration

Enhancement to the new COMPARE_FILE table function, including both rows are written to the objects journal when rows don’t match, allow the starting and ending rrn, allow entry of the user and password to be used to connect with the file 2 when using rdb.

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about 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration

PowerHA Cluster Testtool Test Tool enhancements require at PowerHA 7.1 and later.

When using the PowerHA Cluster Test Tool in Custom Test mode with a Test Plan, the NETWORK_DOWN_LOCAL event fails and brings down the network interfaces. Other network event tests may also fail. There was architecture change between PowerHA v 6.1...
about 2 years ago in PowerHA for AIX 1 Not under consideration