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Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories BRMS
Created by Guest
Created on May 8, 2017

BRMS Enterprise - Desired Enhancement around email subject line

Would like the ability to modify the subject line of the BRMS Enterprise email function. Currently it emails a standard line that is less informative than it could be.

For reference - it currently sends "Report QREPORTDFN generated for node <>".

Use Case:

In an environment with quite a few systems, with various IT staff, this message isn't intuitive to the secondary people that need to keep a copy of the reports/potentially need to use. Being able to specify/override the subject line of the message would help greatly.

Idea priority Low
  • Guest
    May 28, 2019

    The BRMS team does not intend to provide a solution to this request at this time, so it is being closed.

  • Guest
    Sep 17, 2018

    The BRMS team will use this request as input to planning but no commitment is made or implied. This request will be updated in the future if IBM implements it. The BRMS team will use votes and comments from others in the community to help prioritize this request.

  • Guest
    May 15, 2017

    I'm sure others might have a different opinion on what they'd like to see, but for us, which is a mixed use shop of a lot of different systems and skillsets, something like:
    Instead of default: "Report QREPORTDFN generated for node {SNA_network.hostname}"

    Something like: "BRMS backup report generated for {system-hostname/or FQDN}". The SNA piece in particular, while used elsewhere on the system, only confuses the rest of the team that doesn't do anything with it. Especially when it is around something like this, which could potentially be DR related, a little extra clarity could go a long way.

    Perhaps something could be done similar to what you all do with the email address, where you could place a string/variable in there somewhere (example of what I'm talking about below):
    CALL PGM(QBRM/Q1AOLD) PARM('SENDERADDR' '*SET' 'email_box@domain')

  • Guest
    May 12, 2017

    We would like more information about this request. Do you have a suggestion for a better subject line that you would like to see which would be more helpful? We are using the message text from a BRM8011 message which helps us use replacement data to fill in run time specific report information and it handles translation issues for us. We could alter the message in a future release.

    If you are asking for an interface to be able to change the subject line that would not fit well with our current design.