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IBM i

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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

Provide ability to control SSL counters (in SST) from OS command line using an API

We are running v7r4 and find the SSL counters that are available within SST very useful. A challenge we face is that due to our a weekly system interruption for full system save and IPL, these counters are disabled and get reset. It would desirabl...
about 1 month ago in IBM i / Networking 1 Under review

API or DB2 SQL Service to return the OVRDBF information for a JOB

It would be nice to have either a DB2 SQL Service or API that would return the information from DSPOVR. Currently the only way I know to do this at least for the current job is to do a DSPOVR *PRINT or DSPJOB *PRINT and read through the spool file...
about 1 month ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Future consideration

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

Display Spooled File needs to support better F14/F15/F16 find options

Search is NOT case-sensitive so we are often forced to guess the case. Also it would be very helpful to have F15=FindPrev since we are forever jumping to bottom of joblog and then paging up to find a previous Escape message.
about 2 months ago in IBM i / Print 1 Future consideration

Change the QSYS2.IFS_READ Table Function to accept a variable as the Path Name

It would make the IFS_READ Table Function more useful when processing files received from REST API's.
about 2 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Functionality already exists

Creation of a new function for certificate management in DCM

Currently, to manage certificates, the user needs *ALLOBJ and *SECADM permissions. I would like to have a function that allows users to manage certificates without needing these permissions.
about 2 months ago in IBM i / Security 1 Under review

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

Run SQL Scripts Db2 connections

It would be nice if the IBM i ACS Run SQL Scripts tool can also be used to connect to a Db2 LUW database by simply specifying a different driver. There would be no need to use a different client. DB admins would benefit from this .
about 2 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Not under consideration

Enhance IBM DB2 SQL triggering to allow running the triggering action in async mode to improve system performance

This is useful for non critical batch run update for huge size file to shorten the program run time.
about 2 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Functionality already exists