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Status Delivered
Workspace IBM i
Categories Documentation
Created by Guest
Created on Jun 26, 2019

Change flag changed commands in the IBM i Knowledge Center

When a new release is delivered, all the features are documented in the Knowledge Center. Change flagging and "What's new" sections identify the changes from the prior release.

However, for IBM i commands, there is no change flagging. You can find changed commands with the CL command finder, but even then, all you know is the command has changed. You must compare the command documentation with prior release to figure out what has changed.

Change flags need to be added to commands.

Use Case:

1. I am writing blogs on new enhancements in 7.4 and I must compare commands against prior releases to identify interesting changes and to ensure my information is correct.

2. I want to learn about all the new features in the latest release so I can take advantage of them. I am unable to find command enhancements without a lot of manual work.

Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Nov 7, 2019

    Change flag added to 7.4 CL command documents.

  • Guest
    Oct 29, 2019

    The CAAC has reviewed this requirement and recommends that IBM view this as a medium priority requirement that should be addressed. There was no discussion about this one, but ranking it Medium implies that IBM should not set aside special resource/time to do this one, but if it fits among other higher priority work, this is among the more valuable usability enhancement.

    Background: The COMMON Americas Advisory Council (CAAC) members have a broad range of experience in working with small and medium-sized IBM i customers. CAAC has a key role in working with IBM i development to help assess the value and impact of individual RFEs on the broader IBM i community, and has therefore reviewed your RFE.

    For more information about CAAC, see

    For more details about CAAC's role with RFEs, see

    Nancy Uthke-Schmucki - CAAC Program Manager

  • Guest
    Jul 1, 2019

    Memo to Users does not come close to answering this, it is very useful as is the IBM i WiKi but a detailed breakdown of new commands, new parameters on commands and new keywords on commands would be very welcome.

    IBM does an excellent job of documenting IBM i Services, when these change, even down to the PTF level.

    If this was made available, I for one would be delighted!

  • Guest
    Jun 26, 2019

    Memo To Users has changed command information on a version basis. Does this not suffice for you purposes?

    Having said that, an indicator of major changes similar to that provided for APIs would be useful.