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Edit files in IFS using Navigator for i or ACS

After we installed the latest PTF's, the old Heritage IBM navigator for i has been disabled. Just about every week we EDIT a lot of files in the root file system and we used to be able to do this through the Heritage version. The only file system ...
11 months ago in IBM i / System Management 3 Future consideration

Add SQL functions ADD_DAYS, ADD_HOURS, ADD_MINUTES, ADD_SECONDS, ADD_YEARS

The function ADD_DAYS, ADD_HOURS, ADD_MINUTES, ADD_SECONDS, ADD_YEARS exist on DB2 LUW, but not on DB2 for i. However the function ADD_MONTHS is implemented on DB2 for i. Adding those missing functions on DB2 for i would be very useful to manage t...
4 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Future consideration

Allow a BIF that checks to see if a parameter is passed

Please introduce a new BIF that will indicate if a parameter has been passed with actual data, as opposed to not passed or passed with *OMIT. Use Case: To check to see if a parameter defined as OPTIONS(*NOPASS) or ...*OMIT) was passed with data, I...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 10 Future consideration

Add ptf compare between multiple systems to New Navigator

The old fat client navigator with the compass from the deprecated windows product had the ability to compare PTF's between multiple systems and propagate them.Please add this to the New Navigator. Use Case: I want to know what PTF's are on my test...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / System Management 5 Future consideration

Provide the LPP Option when providing CVE Security bulletins

When reviewing the Security bulletins published from IBM they mention the PTF (Program Temporary Fix) Id that will fix the problem and the LPP (Licensed Program Product) but they do not mention the LPP option. With most LPP's there is only a singl...
about 2 months ago in IBM i / Security 3 Under review

Extend FINAL TABLE to MERGE statement

DB2 on z/OS offers the FINAL TABLE with the MERGE statement, however on IBM i this is limited to INSERT only. Please change DB2 for i to also support FINAL TABLE combined with MERGE. Use case : in the query below, which increments a counter...
7 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 4 Future consideration

String interpolation for RPG

Add string interpolation support so variables can be inserted into string literals without having to use concatenation with + symbols and multiple literals. For example:apples = 4bananas = 3print(f"I have {apples} apples and {bananas} bananas") Us...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 11 Not under consideration

Add PGM parameter to Command Definition (CMD) command

On CRTCMD, PGM parameter defines the command processing program (CPP) for the command being created. Add this parameter to the CMD definition statement so the CPP can be coded within the command source. Today, the CPP must be specified each time t...
5 months ago in IBM i / Languages - CL (Control Language) 2 Planned for future release

Monitor System Temperature and Fan Speed

I would like IBM to add the ability to check the current temperature inside the server (CEC) as well as reporting the current fan speeds. This could be an IBM i command and or IBM i Service, in either case it would like it to address the following...
11 months ago in IBM i / System Management 5 Not under consideration

Power10 IBM i S1014 4-core SW group P05, is currently limited to 64 GB, should be expanded to at least 256 GB.

It's really very necessary this change because all application need more resources specially memory; before 64 GB they were enough, now not anymore.
5 months ago in IBM i / Hardware 1 Submitted