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Create an "Get Current Library Name" API in the spirit of Qp0wGetJobID

The current API named QWCRTVCA works okay, but in those times when you only need the current library (*CURLIB) for something, setting up the parameters and calling QWCRTVCA is far too verbose and complex. Please create a new simplified API to retu...
26 days ago in IBM i / Core OS 1 Not under consideration

Simple RPG BIF to submit a process in batch.

We have to build the complete sbmjob command string to run a process in batch from RPG. My suggestion (original idea from Golang goroutines) is to use a simple BIF that will accept a process name and parameters as input, submit the process in batc...
27 days ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 Not under consideration

Retrieve existence from /QNTC shared folder by QSYS2.IFS_OBJECT_STATISTIC

QSYS2.IFS_OBJECT_STATISTICS returned not value if /QNTC shared folders are selected, even if I use the required user-authentification. Compare to QMGTOOLS/CHKIFS what returned '10' for exisiting and '00' for not found. Would it be possible to modi...
28 days ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Not under consideration

for the CLDownload option in ACS add option for downloading to a HTML table

with the ability to use the CLDOWNLOAD in ACS from a SQL UDTF SYSTOOLS.GENERATE_SPREADSHEET on the IBM i it makes sense to extend the output options to include HTML output. it could be used for simple "in-house" data presentation. the SQL UDTF wou...
about 1 month ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 2 Not under consideration

Add TCP/IP route to administrative domain

Hi, is it possibile to add TCP/IP routes in a administrative domain as a monitored resources.
about 1 month ago in IBM i / PowerHA 1 Not under consideration

Reset *JOB environment

Hi IBM Support, We have a situation where we run a third-party utility to import an excel file to a database table. As part of this process, a number of *JOB environment variables are added causing Python output to the console to display unprintab...
about 1 month ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 4 Not under consideration

Idea new DB2 for i Command

Idea-new command in SQL- similar to CPYTBLRECF or DUPTBLRECF: command would provide a function to copy selected records between tables either fixed record and field lengths or variable only check command would validate same record/field lengths wi...
about 2 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration

We havWe have a need to enlarge Number of bytes in a record which is currently set to a max value of 32766 bytes.e a need to enlarge Number of bytes in a record which is currently set to a max value of 32766 bytes.

We have a need to enlarge Number of bytes in a record which is currently set to a max value of 32766 bytes. As currently most of DB are support for more that 32766bytes no. Should be enhance the limitation to support for other platform as well.
about 2 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration

Change the Configuration of LPI in Java Print (jpsDBCSUseSplfLPI)

Need change LPI of Spool file, set the "jpsDBCSUseSplfLPI" on acssm.ini. But only some printer session need this setting. Others doesn't need this setting because output is broken. So want the setting "jpsDBCSUseSplfLPI" in each hod files.
2 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 3 Not under consideration

improvement to SEND_EMAIL, add BLOB/CLOB as attachment

Be able to serve BLOB/CLOB objects as an attachment directly with SEND_EMAIL.
2 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration