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Granting *USE access for programmers for all users

We recently migrated to a power 8 box with V7R3 and we discovered that the programmers cannot invoke a STRSRVJOB for a regular user (non-programmer, no special authorities) job in the system. Support says to log in as QPGMR or grant *USE on the ta...
almost 4 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 3 Future consideration

Enhance the QCMDEXC Scalar Function

Add a Third parameter to the function. There are two possibilities. Preview – Allows you to preview the command before executing it. Display – allows you to display the command but, the command executes. This would be use for anyone that needs to ...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Future consideration

Notification for Work load capping events

after an upgrade to a new serial number system, WLC information is "deleted" Use Case: thru the PMR I was able to get documentation to cover what happens when a server is upgraded to a different serial number server.The only notification that WLC ...
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 4 Future consideration

A "copy special" option within Run SQL Scripts which will copy your selection as a single line

This would be useful for copying a query from Run SQL Scripts and pasting into a CL program RUNSQLSTM command for example. The query formatting in Run SQL Scripts is very useful for working with the query, but sometimes we need to condense the que...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Future consideration

Add Align menu to right click context menu in report design to replicate functionality that is in screen design

It would be nice to be able to align headers/fields/constants, etc. in a printer file (PRTF) to the parent like you can when designing a screen (DSPF). Please replicate the right click context menu item Align (with it's sub menu) from the screen d...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Future consideration

Modify cache for system commands to prevent constant downloads of commands that prompt.

I often need to use ADDLIBLE and RMVLIBLE when supporting other developers. While working remotely it has become noticeable that the ADDLIBLE and RMVLIBLE commands are never cached locally and are always downloaded. I guess one could say 1o 15 sec...
about 4 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Future consideration

Prevent Download of 5733OMF Cover Letters

When ordering PTFs via SNDPTFORD, we receive numerous cover letters for the 5733OMF product even though we do not have that product installed, and we did not request fixes for that product. We opened a case with IBM about the issue and were told ...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 2 Future consideration

Allow to mount NFS without a ping response

There are some NFS services (cloud storage gateways, cloud NFS services, etc) that block echo icmp response, so you won't receive an answer from ping. This change could allow to work with more cloud services
about 2 years ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 6 Future consideration

Having a command to close automatically the Run SQL Scripts windows in ACS after an UPDATE

I use a .bat file to run automatically and SQL script (UPDATE) but when it's done, both CMD's window and « Run SQL Scripts » program remains open. I found a way to overcome using a taskkill for "acslaunch_win-64.exe" into the batch file, but a com...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 2 Future consideration

RDI-COBOL: Allow apostrophe for SQL literal delimiter

See Support Case TS003461172--PMR's are old school :-! In the LPEX editor, SQL statements with a blank value trigger a "SQL0113 Name ' not allowed" message. e.g.: ----------------------------exec sqldeclare SampleCursor cursor forselect Field1, ' ...
about 4 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Future consideration