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Add support for the 4 core processor in the S1022s for IBMi to enable full utilization of all PCIe slots

Customers need access to all PCIe slots on the S1022s but they do not want to install two 8 Core processors but two 4 core processors. Please add support for the two 4 core processors in the server.
19 days ago in Systems Design 0 Submitted

Relaxation of error RNF3776

Today you can declare parameters for programs that use the ctl-opt main just like any other RPG procedure - making declaration of a program as easy as declaring a procedure . However the compile will issue a warning RNF3776 "External program on pr...
about 2 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 Future consideration

Support 132 Columns on most WRKxxx Screens

Using WRKSPLF, WRKOUTQ, WRKJOB WRKACTJOB, DSPJOBLOG and others is frustrating due to 80-column screen output used in those interfaces. Only DSPSPLF had the foresight to incorporate so called wide screen mode. We need 132 column support in Work Man...
8 months ago in IBM i / System Management 1 Not under consideration

PDF-A or PDF-A3 creation by CPYSPLF command

Till now we can create PDF's by the CPYSPLF command. Unfortunately it creates only a simple PDF. Enhanced requirements require the PDF-A format with embedded fonts and so on. Actually must a PDF document converted by Java or similar converted to t...
about 2 months ago in IBM i / Print 1 Future consideration

Call Home test for vHMC

At the moment there is no way to check, if vHMC Call Home configuration is working properly.As verified by IBM Support Case neither "Test connection" during configuration wizard nor "Creating a serviceable event" with checked flag "Test problem re...
over 1 year ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration

physical port on destination side for the migrating client LPAR

Physical port (FCS)on destination side for the migrating client LPAR can not see during the LPM on HMC GUI , so as mentioned the option is only available from HMC CLI with the command below: ~> migrlpar -o v -m <source_managed_system> -t ...
about 1 year ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration

Retrieve SQL source does not format source for easy readability and includes garbage in the source.

For SOX reasons, I retrieve the source DDL to include in change control. We still use source files to store the DDL. The source retrieved is not clean and recently started including a \t at the start of each new line. Please improve the formatting...
20 days ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 0 Submitted

F15 to search backwards, vs. F16 to search forwards

I can search/find forward in a spool file, for example, but it would be nice to be able to search/find backward as well. I see F14=Find options, F16=Find; looks like F15=Find prev would fit nicely on spool files and physical file searches Use Case...
10 months ago in IBM i / Print 7 Future consideration

String interpolation for RPG

Add string interpolation support so variables can be inserted into string literals without having to use concatenation with + symbols and multiple literals. For example:apples = 4bananas = 3print(f"I have {apples} apples and {bananas} bananas") Us...
10 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 10 Not under consideration

Modern ILE C++ Compiler (at least C++11) and future support

We need a modern ILE C++ compiler (at least C++11). Furthermore this compiler should be frequently updated within a IBM i release. In order to be able to provide our software long term for the IBM i platform, we would also need support for newer v...
7 months ago in IBM i / Application Development 7 Future consideration