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Add an ENDOPT parameter to the RUNBCKUP command

Running backups in WRKJOBSCDE would be enhanced when using virtual tape drive if there was an ENDOPT parameter to the RUNBCKUP command so that one could just run RUNBCKUP BCKUPOPT(*DAILY) ENDOPT(*UNLOAD). This would prevent the need for an exit pr...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Save and Restore 1 Future consideration

Command CVTDAT crash for dates after May 09 2071

Any dates after May 09 2071, regardles of the date format are not accepted in CVTDAT command. Use Case: (V6R1) DCL VAR(&DATE1) TYPE(*CHAR) LEN(8) + VALUE('20710510') DCL VAR(&DATE2) TYPE(*CHAR) LEN(10) CVTDAT DATE(&DATE1) TOVAR(&DA...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Languages - CL (Control Language) 3 Future consideration

Allow renaming field into a data structure

Allow renaming a variable into a qualified data structure. Currently when that is attempted RDi says "You have specified an invalid name". Use Case: See attachment
over 3 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 7 Future consideration

Update or delete commands to comply with current hardware choices

Is CRTCTLLWS even valid anymore? Is ASCII or twinax valid options? CRTDEVDSP:Are most of the DEVCLS, TYPE, MODEL obsolete? Can you use *LCL, *RMT and get it to work on an IBM I 7.3 system?Does IBM i Access Client Solutions support most of the TYPE...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 5 Future consideration

Align parameters in prototype hover text

In the hover text for a procedure, align the parameters. Currently the first parameter is way off to the right making it easy to miss. Use Case: See attachment.
over 3 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Future consideration

SQL view containing printer IP addresses

I would like an SQL view containing printer IP addresses. This could be a column added to QSYS2.OBJECT_STATISTICS and would return the "RmtLocName" value that is found on the "Display Device Description" panel of the WrkDevD command. Use Case: I h...
almost 7 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 4 Future consideration

Host Service Should Ignore Expired Certificates

Today I experienced that as long as an expired certificate exists, the associated services on power i (e.g. login, database, ddm) do not work and deny access despite the fact there is another certificate that is active on the same services. By del...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Security 2 Future consideration

Need ability to monitor for CPF1220 (User &1 has reached device session limit)

in the ever changing security conscience world we need to ability to monitor and report on potential unauthorized signon attempts. currently there is not method to capture this information Use Case: there needs to be a method to capture a potentia...
almost 7 years ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 9 Future consideration

Stop monitoring non-observable code

Prevent non-observable functionality from being impacted by the process of code coverage. When running a program under code coverage, the debug product is actually active but if said program calls another process, in which we have no control over ...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 5 Future consideration

Add physical bytes used on media to QSRSAV format for save output

We currently have no way to know how much space is used and how much is available on our LTO media until we fill the tape. The save commands support output to a file in QSRSAV format, which includes the original size of the objects that were saved...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / Save and Restore 3 Future consideration