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Add Last Used Time for Object

Currently, create and change have both the date and time but last used only has the date. It would be nice to be able to see the last used time of an object as well. Checking what time an object has been used would useful in validating if an objec...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 4 Not under consideration

Other implementation of IBM HMC grafical vterm needed because Java webstart is deprecated

The graphical implementation of the HMC vterm requires Java webstart (*.jnlp). Java webstart is deprecated by current releases of OpenJDK en Oracle Java, IBM should use a different implementation for the graphical vterm of the HMC, based on common...
over 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Planned for future release

ClamAV rpm requested for IBM i

Please may we have a port of ClamAV (already available on AIX) for the IBM i platform incuding back to 7.1 :-) Use Case: Ability to run Open Source AV on the IBM i platform.
about 3 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 6 Planned for future release

FOR-EACH with record level access

The new FOR-EACH is today working on list, however it would be nice if - in the future - it could be extended to also handle record level access. ( and perhaps also user defined iterators) The basic idea is to make tighter and more concise coding ...
about 3 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 9 Not under consideration

Support folders in iACS session manager

Provide the ability to create folders & sub-folders in the iACS session manager to allow better organization of display & printer sessions. Use Case: In situation where there are large number of display & printer sessions, it would be ...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 7 Not under consideration

Navigator for i - IFS analysis tool like TreeSize

I submitted this earlier (ID 133748) as a request for ACS, but it was declined and suggested that I resubmit it for Navigator for i. I can't seem to find a good and intuitive tool to get an overview of the IFS. It would be nice to able to look at ...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / System Management 5 Future consideration

Select into :dsArray

It would be great to be able to select columns from a table directly into a data structure array instead of going through the process of creating a cursor. Because a lot of times you just want the list of matches and then your done. It makes even ...
about 4 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 6 Not under consideration

ACS IFS Explorer - TreeSize-like functionality.

I can't seem to find a good and intuitive tool to get an overview of the IFS. It would be nice to able to look at eg. the root folder and see for each folder how many files/folders/bytes are in that folder.Something like TreeSize for Windows' expl...
about 5 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 4 Not under consideration

API qzipzip, stores always the full path. When zip file is for external use then fullpath is not desirable (security)this

When using the QZipZip API the full path is stored in the zip file. When these zip files are to be used by and external party the he must drill down to find his zipped files. Also this expose the internal file structure.So having an option to incl...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 2 Future consideration

Refactor->Extract Local Variable - for ILE RPG

Code Refactoring is a well known software best practice that involves improving the structure of existing computer code while preserving its behaviour.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Code_refactoringEclipse already has excellent refactoring support ...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 Future consideration