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Allow data structures to be extended or decorated

RPG currently allows us to define a data structure with the same layout another with the LIKEDS keyword. It would be useful to be able to use a similar keyword to define the basic structure, but also to extend the data structure and add additional...
3 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Future consideration

Performance Explorer to run without lots of security changes

As a developer in a secure environment, I am unable to run all of the Performance Explorer commands without errors. This tool seems geared towards developers, yet it has some odd security requirements that prevent a developer from using it. If I h...
11 days ago in IBM i / Application Development 0 Submitted

Add support for Java 17 to IBM i

Java 17 is a "LTS" or long term support version. By the time IBM i 7.5+1 comes out Java 11 will be down to only "Security Support" instead of "Active Support". IBM support for jdk8 dies April of 2025 so one might as well go to JDK17.
8 months ago in IBM i / JAVA 3 Future consideration

Group PTF apply date

Keeping IBM i up-to-date is becoming more and more important when you look at today's threads. (Just think of December 2021 and the log4j issue.)As a result of that reporting when an IBM LPAR was protected also becomes more and more important for ...
11 months ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 8 Future consideration

Allow booleans to be returned in an IWS service response

You cannot currently return a true or a false in a json response. If you want a similar thing you would have to return either a 0 or 1 or a string representation "true" or "false". It would be helpful to be able to return a real boolean to make it...
12 days ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Submitted

vdisk_protection_enabled in IBM i PowerHA environments

This is the corresponding RFE to RFE number 141546 but for IBM i side.Spectrum Virtualize (be it flashsystems or SVC) introduced feature to restrict LUNS from being unmapped or deleted from storage when there was I/O in last XX minutes.This featur...
12 months ago in IBM i / PowerHA 2 Future consideration

add the Julia language to the IBM i ecosystem

I discovered recently a project of portage of Julia language on Power platform. I would be very interested by a portage specific to the IBM i machines, with a DB2 for i connector optimized for this environment. The presence of this modern and high...
about 1 month ago in IBM i / Languages - Other 2 Submitted

ACS - Run SQL Scripts disable "insert from examples" for selected users

We have been using Access Client Solutions for several years. Mainly the 5250 sessions are used by our users, but there are also selected power users who are authorized to use the function "Run SQL Scripts".For this users it is also possible to us...
10 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 4 Not under consideration

Status of AC power

Ability to determine remotely that AC power is PRESENT on the power supplies. Possible a command to display power supply status or indicators on the Virtual Control Panel from ACS. Use Case: We have approx. 30 power servers in remote locations. Wh...
11 months ago in IBM i / System Management 9 Future consideration

Full qualified job name in DSPJOB and WRKJOB

The fully qualified job identifier : 123456/USER/JOBNAME is used many several places for interaction with a job However this information is available in the form: Job: JOBNAME User: USER Number: 123456 in both DSPJOB and WRKJOB. It would appreciat...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Core OS 5 Future consideration