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IBM i

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*ESCAPE messages for SAVLIB

We have received MONMSG for CPF3795 in every SAVLIB running in our CL program: https://ecurep.mainz.de.ibm.com/rest/download/28061%2C100%2C838/2018-04-06/28061.100.838.SOURCE.txt?astext=true&fileSize=83568 But, when CPF3795 is reported saving ...
about 6 years ago in IBM i / Save and Restore 5 Not under consideration

Allow to initialize arrays using %list

Allow for arrays to be initialized using %list command, for example: dcl-s allowedValues int(10) dim(4) inz(%list(1:2:3:4)); Plus error checking when initial value exceeds array size etc.
2 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Future consideration

add a %round built-in function

While %inth and %dech exist, they only allow for half up rounding and don’t have an option to round to a negative number of decimal places (e.g. 123 => 120). The %dech built-in is kind of awkward because you always must specify the size and pre...
about 2 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Future consideration

iACS: Rewrite the documentation for IBM i Access Client Solutions

There is much that is missing from this documentation. Including, but not limited to: How to limit users access to some of the functions by using server configuration such as "Function Usage" available in IBM Navigator for i. Sure there are ways o...
8 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 4 Not under consideration

Please add nslookup, host, dig as part of the base os or TC1

I need to use nslookup (could maybe settle for dig or host) from IBM i. However you only get these tools if you have option 31 of SS1 loaded. Option 31 will no longer be supported as per https://www.ibm.com/docs/en/announcements/end-marketing-en...
about 1 month ago in IBM i / Networking 2 Functionality already exists

For a procedure returning a varchar, writing "return *blank;" should be the same as writing "return '';"

Writing: dcl-s result varchar(500); dcl-proc GetErrorMessage;dcl-pi *n varchar(500);end-pi; return *blank;end-proc; result = GetErrorMessage(); //=> result = '[500 times space character]' is not the same as writing: dcl-s result varchar(500); d...
about 1 month ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 Not under consideration

Better behavior and error handling between Infoprint and SMTP

We've gone to great lengths to troubleshoot an email delivery issue in IBM Case TS015919455. When encountering a transient email delivery issue while using a 3rd party email relay server on the public internet (i.e. Microsoft 365), the IBM SMTP se...
2 months ago in IBM i / Print 1 Future consideration

Make installing Visual Explain optional

When installing IBM i Access Client Solutions (ACS) the option is given to skip the installation of several components. Run SQL Scripts (RSS) always has Visual Explain included. I would like to see this treated similar as the System Debugger which...
2 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 2 Not under consideration

Include an "assigned" flag to DCM API to indicate if cert is assigned to an DCM application or not

There is an API that already exists that allows certificates stored in a DCM store be read and would include expiry date, which is useful. I am not sure what the API is called, but I know that TAATOOL provides a command (CVTCERT) that uses the IBM...
about 1 month ago in IBM i / Security 5 Under review

Add Command and Package Definitions to the new Navigator for i (iACS)

After migrating to the newer IBM i ACS environment, Management Central system function is missing from IBM Navigator for i!!! The Management Central of old Client Access iNavigator, provided the ability to simultaneously perform systems management...
5 months ago in IBM i / System Management 3 Future consideration