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we have work and add job scheduled entries but, can we also have a copy job scheduled entry? Sometimes you need to add a job scheduled entry and just change a script that is going to run. For example, First job scheduled entry SBMJOB CMD(QSYS/RUNS...
CHGASPACT: new functionality (*BCD) i.e. best can do. Stay in SUSPEND state even if not everything could be suspended.
Hello IBM, I recently discussed options of CHGASPACT with IBM support (CASE TS014216210). We normally use chgaspact aspdev(*sysbas) option(*suspend) ssptimo(60) ssptimoacn(*END) In case, this is not successful, *CONT is not an option for us. We ne...
2 months ago
in IBM i / Core OS
Functionality already exists
"Job holds a large number of locks" but the best we can do is the limitation on the size of a Poitner to a User Space (16M) of available space to dump the job locks info with QWCRJBLK. The API needs to have a Continuation Handle like those used in...
The QMHQRDQD API should not update the Object Last Used Date.
Currently if you call QMHQRDQD in an RPG or whatever program, that API updates the *DTAQ object's Last-Used Date with the current date. What if QUSROBJD updated the last used date? It doesn't because it should not. The QMHQRDQD API should not upda...
Add OBJECT ATTRIBUTE (PF, PRTF, LF, C, RPGLE, etc.) to the object selection for QGYOLOBJ API.
Using only the object type (*FILE, *PGM, etc) with QGYOLOBJ is okay, but in the specific case of object type *FILE, there are so many variations, DDM, PF, LF, PRTF, and so on. Often when you specify *FILE you only want one of those subtypes or obj...
Allow OVRPRTF command to specify TOSTMF('/dev/null') to suppress STDOUT from C based objects
Currently the OVRPRTF command will not allow overrides to stream files that already exist. We have been asked by a customer to suppress the creation of spooled files for certain batch tasks. Currently we issue the OVRPRTF command to route this to ...
Limit of 10 characters for an objectname is more than 30 years old, time to increase
IBM allows procedure-names with more than 10 characters for the name of the procedure. For a Service-program-name (and for all other objects on the IBM i) only 10 characters are allowed. In my company we have thousands of Service-programs because ...
Remove obsolete options from CRTNWSD and CRTNWSSTG
Many of the options on CRTNWSD and CRTNWSSTG are no longer viable. IBM hasn't supported iSCSI since 2016. Starting with the release after 7.5 they should limit it to options currently supported. I would suggest defaults of CRTNWSD TYPE(*GUEST) CRT...
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