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Number of votes Request headline and description

87
votes

IMS ABEND at IRLM ABEND in non-XRF and non-FDBR IMS

In case of IRLM abend, IMS closes and stops all opened DBs and DEDB areas. It takes a while to close and stop these databases, therefore certain period of time is needed to recover from the outage. Fo...

Declined

IMS System Services

79
votes

Limit IRLM lock timeout function only to IFP regions

In Japan, most of the bank customers use application framework called SAIL which is a GBS Japan's asset, running in their production core banking systems. It runs as MPP for SAIL control regions and I...

Uncommitted Candidate

IMS System Services

78
votes

Keyword 'ALL' needed for /DIS STATUS command

Current /DIS STATUS command can be issued without any keywords (/DIS STATUS.),  which can result in massive output message for all IMS resources generated to WTO. This affects system operator's operat...

Declined

IMS System Services

69
votes

Non-Stop TRAN and PSB

Customer requests Non-Stop TRAN and PSB to avoid DFS065 and U0456. IMS stops transaction when transaction abend occurs. Following transactions are not processed and DFS065 message is sent back to th...

Delivered

IMS Transaction Manager

44
votes

64 Bit Addressing for Full Function DB Buffer Pools

Exploitation of 64 bit address space for Full Function DB for both OSAM and VSAM buffer pools (similar to current DB2's capabiltities).

Declined

IMS Database Manager

31
votes

Command to refresh preloaded programs in all regions from one IMSPLEX

Although IMS v15 may include a similar new feature: An IMS system programmer using a command can refresh a program that is scheduled in an IFP region or preloaded in DFSMPLxx member without having to ...

Uncommitted Candidate

IMS System Services

29
votes

Allow ISPF SPOC to use max screen width instead of 80 char

Allow ISPF SPOC to utilize the entire width of a user's screen instead of being limited to 80 characters. Current 3270 emulators can even go as high as 160 chars width. Based on some testing that we...

Declined

IMS System Services

26
votes

Non-Stop TRAN and PSB

Duplicate

IMS Transaction Manager

23
votes

64 Bit Addressing for Full Function DB Buffer Pools

Exploitation of 64 bit address space for Full Function DB for both OSAM and VSAM buffer pools (similar to current DB2's capabiltities).

Declined

IMS Database Manager

22
votes

Passphrase support for HWSSMPL1 (connect API)

HWSSMPL1 does not support passphrase and we need passphrase support for HWSSMPL1. One of our major application uses connect API which use HWSSMPL1 and we are looking at strengthening password using ...

Delivered

IMS Transaction Manager

21
votes

support signed tokens for callout/consumer scenario

support signed tokens for callout/consumer scenario

Declined

IMS Enterprise Suite

21
votes

DFS2291I message only mode of operation

Message DFS2291I is issued when DFSVSMxx keyword LOCKTIME is used. Today LOCKTIME has 2 options ABEND or STATUS. We have the need for a new option MSGONLY that results in a) no action against the wai...

Declined

IMS System Services

20
votes

RFE for IMS Signon Re-Verificatioin

Provide a run-time IMS parm in DFSPB000 that will allow both password and passphrase re-verification to be activated / de-activated more dynamically than coding the DFDSINTX0 exit routine to set the ...

Declined

IMS Transaction Manager

20
votes

Requirement on IMS for JOINs across non-hierarchical related tables

In our IMS ODBM PoC development, we need the ability to JOIN IMS sibling segments.    We realize that this incurs performance overhead, but we still need to have this SQL JOIN option with child-to-chi...

Declined

IMS Enterprise Suite

19
votes

Change IMS Catalog Definition Exit DFS3CDX0 to make it more user friendly

DFS3CDX0 is used to provide settings and attributes of the IMS Catalog to Batch application programs. It is an alternative to code “xxx” in the JCL of batch jobs for referencing to DFSDFxxx Member in ...

Declined

IMS System Services


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