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Status Delivered
Workspace IBM i
Categories System Management
Created by Guest
Created on Aug 15, 2019

Preserve iNav column widths on sys oper message screen

iNav is a terrific tool for administering the IBM i.
This request involves the Messages screen (example attached).
It is handy to be able to select and sequence columns to display.
When I first launch the screen I adjust the column widths to fit them all on a single screen so that left/right scrolling is not required.
This request is to provide a method to save column width settings so that they do not have to be reset every time iNav is launched.
Also, column widths are lost when message(s) are deleted which requires setting the column widths again.

Use Case:

This is used in daily system admin duties

Idea priority Low
  • Guest
    Oct 8, 2021

    This requirement has been delivered as part of the new IBM Navigator for i GUI interface. Details on how to access and use this new interface can be found at:

    The support has been delivered on IBM i 7.3 & 7.4 and can be obtained by loading and installing the Latest HTTP PTF Group

    IBM i 7.3 - Group PTF SF99722 level 32 or higher
    IBM i 7.4 - Group PTF SF99662 level 13 or higher

  • Guest
    Jan 23, 2020

    Understand the requirement and agree it's annoying. Will be corrected in an upcoming release

  • Guest
    Oct 25, 2019

    Due to processing by IBM, this request was reassigned to have the following updated attributes:
    Brand - Servers and Systems Software
    Product family - Power Systems
    Product - IBM i
    Component - System Management
    Operating system - IBM i
    Source - None

    For recording keeping, the previous attributes were:
    Brand - Servers and Systems Software
    Product family - Power Systems
    Product - IBM i
    Component - Work Management and Messaging
    Operating system - IBM i
    Source - None

  • Guest
    Aug 16, 2019

    This issue is pervasive within the Navigator web console. I too would like to see column width customizations retained. I commonly customize columns for Active Jobs, Server Jobs, and Active Memory Pools as these tasks support many valuable columns of information. The selected columns are remembered, but the width of the columns is not.

  • Guest
    Aug 15, 2019

    Attachment (Description): iNav screen shot of messages screen which is the subject of this request