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SSO integration with Active Directory - Save and restore option

A lot of companys are asking for SSO integration with Active Directory. Adding identifiers with Navigator for I is not easy when you have 600 users... The option "new identifiers based from" could be usefull if we could add the kerberos regystry i...
3 months ago in IBM i / System Management 1 Submitted

Allow %right, %left, and %subdt to left of assignment operator =

%subst is allowed on the left of an assignment operator, in order to change a substring. It would be nice if %left, %right, and %subdt could do the same. Instead of: if (%len(%trimr(XREF)) > %len(F1XREF)); %subst(F1XREF:(%len(F1XREF) - 2)) = '....
4 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Future consideration

Add the description of the PTF is the summary of PTF groups, cumulative, etc...

When you are about to install a PTF group is nice to check which are the PTFs it includes, especially if you want to solve a certain problem. Also is good to check between 2 different groups to check why something works with one group PTF and not ...
7 months ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 0 Under review

Bring the Rust programming language to IBM i PASE

More and more open source packages depend on Rust so we would like to see the Rust language available on IBM i.
7 months ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 1 Submitted

SYSTOOLS.READ_SPREADSHEET to be able to read xlsx files from SQL

It would be usefull to be able to read xlsx files from within RPG programs for importing data as a table function.
4 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Future consideration

Migrate Web Administration TLS Wizards to Navigator for i

According to document 7130983, Web Administration for i GUI is migrating to Navigator for i. One important function of the current GUI is not mentioned though- the Wizards to enable and disable TLS for both the HTTPS ADMIN server and the IAS ADMIN...
3 months ago in IBM i / System Management 3 Future consideration

On Access Client Actions add new options for Download and Upload a Save File

Currently the easiest way to transfer a save file to or from an IBM i would be to use FTP. You can also do this via the Access Client but it is difficult to do. What I would propose to do is add two options Download Save File and Upload Save File ...
2 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Functionality already exists

New ASSERT op-code

Assertions are good programming style and widely in use in C, C++ and other languages. The idea is to have an ASSERT op-code like that: assert sqlcode in %list(0:100) 'Unexpected SQLCODE = '+%char(sqlcode); assert sqlcode = *zero %msg(...) %target...
4 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 Future consideration

Consolidate documentation for Services and documentation for the system catalog into one area.

Instead of placing the documentation for IBM i Services underneath "Performance and query optimization" move it to "Db2 for i catalog views". Take these links: Db2® for i Services: https://www.ibm.com/docs/en/i/7.5?topic=optimization-db2-i-service...
11 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 9 Future consideration

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.
2 months ago in IBM i / Install and Upgrade and Licensing 0 Submitted