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WRKJOB/DSPJOB OPTION(*OPNF) -- F5 should refresh the current screen instead of going back to the top.

When pressing F5 inWRKJOB OPTION(*OPNF)andDSPJOB OPTION(*OPNF)to update the open file information it always starts with the first page instead of the page you have scrolled to. Thus you have to scroll several pages till you come to the files you a...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 5 Delivered

SMB 3 (SMBv3) support needed in IBM i 7.3

for better integration of our windows 2012 and 2016 servers and for security issues we need SMBv3 in IBM i V7R3. Use Case: for better integration of our windows 2012 and 2016 servers and for security issues we need SMBv3 in IBM i V7R3.
almost 7 years ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 5 Delivered

Add New BIF's %right() and %left()

While %left(str: int) can be done with a %subst(str: 1: int), %right(str: int) is not so straight forward. %right(str: int) must be written as %subst(str: %len(%trimr(str)) - (int - 1)) This is far less readable. Please add convenience BIF's %left...
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 14 Delivered

Include non externally described files info in the SYSPARTITIONSTAT sql view

I'm using the qsy2.syspartitionstat function to analyze physical files info, like sizing, number of members, info change dates, and others. I find it really easy to use and has a great functionality. But I was surprised that it doesn't consider th...
5 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Delivered

Add a colored border for different environements in RDi

In IBM i Access Client Solutions (ACS) - Run SQL Scripts it is possible to set a colored border for different environments/connections. This is really helpful when working on different (customer) environments or test and productive environments. A...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 6 Delivered

TLS 1.3 General support in IBM i OS V7R2 and V7R3

As we work with a.o. banks, financial service companies and government we need to follow the highest security levels. After the implementation of TLS1.2 we more and more feel the need building up to supporting TLS1.3 in the short term for our clie...
almost 5 years ago in IBM i / Networking 8 Delivered

Content Assist to slow in resolving fields

Simply put the resolution of potential field makes content assist almost unusable. I can usually find the field information faster by switching to an emulator session and looking up the fields faster than it comes back. This is mentioned in 146722...
about 3 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 5 Delivered

Add "in use" for stream files in iACS

In IBM Navigator for i you can go into Integrated File Systems and see who has a lock on a stream file.I want that capability added in IBM i Access Client Solutions. Use Case: Trying to perform maintenance on a stream file but I cannot see who has...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 3 Delivered

DCM - New Digital certificate manager

The current certificate manager has been a workhorse for any work with certificates over the years. However, it is not heterogeneous integrated into the current ACS (nor web administration). Also visual presentation of certificates, stores and cha...
almost 5 years ago in IBM i / System Management 7 Delivered

CPF warning when system has reached 90% of 2.6 Million spool files

CPI1468 - System job tables nearing capacity is generated before the system becomes unusable. Very nice. CPF4235 is generated when the number of spool files exceeds 2.6 Million. It would be helpful to receive a similar message when the Spool file ...
almost 4 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 7 Delivered