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Number of votes Request headline and description

29
votes

Change SQL function TIMESTAMPDIFF result from INTEGER to BIGINT

The SQL scalar function TIMESTAMPDIFF currently returns an INTEGER result. When requesting a result in microseconds, INTEGER only works for a difference of about 35 minutes before getting an SQLSTATE ...

Uncommitted Candidate

28
votes

ClamAV rpm requested for IBM i

Please may we have a port of ClamAV (already available on AIX) for the IBM i platform incuding back to 7.1 :-)

Submitted

26
votes

FOR-EACH with record level access

The new FOR-EACH is today working on list, however it would be nice if - in the future - it could be extended to also handle record level access. ( and perhaps also user defined iterators) The basic...

Submitted

23
votes

Extend RPG compiler messages to support modern RPG naming

The current design for the compiler messages does not support the enhancements to modernize the RPG language. When messages are returned to a client via the *EVENTF option, the replacement values for...

Submitted

23
votes

SAVSYS show progress

Some customers use an USB thumb drive to run a SAVSYS on a monthly base. With slow USB sticks this process needs 15+ minutes without any progress display. Some customers are curious if it is still wor...

Submitted

23
votes

Allow nested DS as SQL hostvariable

When performing a join of two tables the resulting host variable that contains (all) fields of the two tables cannot be defined as... Dcl-DS tFileA ExtName('FILEA') Qualified Alias Template; ...

Submitted

22
votes

Db2 service WRKCFGSTS

Create a Db2 for i service that does the equivalent of the WRKCFGSTS command where I can check if a device, or range devices selected by a wildcard, is varied on or off.

Uncommitted Candidate

21
votes

Reload in Apache

Apache has functionality called graceful restart. It allows for reading in a new config without having all the connections dropped. Typically on other OS you could run something like apachectl -k gra...

Submitted

18
votes

Clarification of the Technology Refresh

The following is the screen text for the PTF package apply for a special handling or a Technology Refresh PTF pack. Confirm IPL to Complete PTF Install System: DATA1 A technology refresh PTF and/or s...

Uncommitted Candidate

18
votes

Enhance SSO for Navigator for i to allow for redundant LDAP servers

In traditional EIM/SSO for 5250, it is possible to configure multiple KDCs for redundancy in the krb5.conf. However, when configuring SPNEGO for Navigator for i there is only one KDC able to be added...

Uncommitted Candidate

18
votes

Ability to download *IPDS spool files using ACS

Would like the ability to view / download spool files with *IPDS data stream using Access Client Solutions. This function was supported in the old IBM i Access for Windows.

Declined

17
votes

Dynamic Strings in RPG

Have the ability to declare a character very similar to how we declare a string in Java without having to give it a length.

Submitted

17
votes

Add special value to RUNSQLSTM MARGINS keyword so command will detect width...

Many of our SQL scripts are "vertically" long (number of lines) due to the rigid constraint of column 80 for MARGIN. Although RUNSQLSTM MARGIN(constant-value) can be used, the requirement of the val...

Uncommitted Candidate

16
votes

Allow Standalone Field Declarations to Reference Subfields of Nested DS Arr...

Declaring a standalone field with a reference field (keyword: LIKE) should work if the referenced field is a subfield of a data structure array in a nested data structure.

Submitted

15
votes

IBM i Access ODBC driver Connection Timeout

I am using the IBM i Access ODBC driver with PHP, and it does not currently have an option for "Connection Timeout". If the server DSN is temporarily unreachable, the PDO/ODBC connection will wait to...

Submitted


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