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IBM i

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Add LIC Resave Level to PRUV to Ensure It's at the Correct Level for Upgrade

We would like the PRUV tool to check the resave level on the I_Base image in an image catalog to make sure it's compatible with the hardware you are upgrading the OS on.
3 months ago in IBM i / Install and Upgrade and Licensing 0 Submitted

Add an argument to %Scan to calculate and return occurrences of the search-arg

Objective: To have an argument in %Scan that returns the total number of occurrences of the search argument in the search string. for example... string = 'hello world' count of 'o' = 2 Below is a suggestive implementation using a hypothetical rese...
about 1 month ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Submitted

Enable PowerHA Replication for PowerTech Products

PowerTech Products are currently only installed on *SYSBASE, They Recommended replication of Certain Objects but i donot have the Option to add it to PowerHA. Here are the Objects that they are recommending to replicate for Authority Broker: Step ...
21 days ago in IBM i / PowerHA 0 Submitted

Add More Resource type to Replication - ADDCADMRE

*DTAARA, *FILE, *OUTQ, *DEVD, *LIB also should be added to Monitoried resoucrses since some third party aplpication requires certain Objects to be replicated across ALL LPARs, inorder to maintain User Profiles, Data etc. Most of these objects only...
21 days ago in IBM i / PowerHA 0 Submitted

improve MERGE by adding the option "WHEN NOT MATCHED BY SOURCE THEN DELETE"

Today, it is impossible to use the DELETE clause behind WHEN NOT MATCHED.Some DBMS other than DB2 allow this.Would it be possible to add this feature, like in this example ? MERGE target_table USING source_table ON merge_condition WHEN MATCHED THE...
12 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Submitted

Provide capability to run ssh service when in restricted state

ssh is required to support automation of the system via Ansible. If the system is ended to a restricted state to perform certain operations (e.g. system save) automation cannot be used to control or manage the operation. Similarly, if the system i...
8 months ago in IBM i / System Management 2 Submitted

Make the system number static for multiple systems connected to HMCs

We have many LPARs which our many operators need to start console sessions on (monitoring backups, etc.). As such, we use macros to connect to these LPARs. When an HMC is rebooted, the number of the systems often change so the existing macros eith...
2 months ago in IBM i / System Management 1 Submitted

Create an API for Code Coverage SEP

Getting Code Coverage with a Service Entry Point (SEP) is only possible through interactive processes with RDi. Having the same feature through API would enable to work in a CI/CD pipeline.
5 months ago in IBM i / Application Development 4 Submitted

Make Python support zoneinfo

zoneinfo is a package in the standard Python library, but IBM i doesn't implement it. This causes errors when trying to use 3rd party packages. IBM i should implement that package. Here's what my PC gives for zoneinfo: zoneinfo <module 'zoneinf...
4 months ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 0 Submitted

When 'chlickey' is used to apply a new 5051 key, set the Threshold parameter to *USGLMT

We use the HMC command line command 'chlickey' to apply new IBM i License Keys. Darn handy that, because I can script that to happen for every partition on a server! More better still yet, I don't need to sign on to all those partitions! Sweet! Gi...
6 months ago in IBM i / Install and Upgrade and Licensing 0 Submitted