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Number of votes Request headline and description

58
votes

Make the NEW IBM i Navigator the Default for Admin port 2001

IBM has now provided a NEW and VAAAASSTLY Improved Navigator for i. BUT It is NOT THE DEFAULT! This makes it the best kept secret of the current Update Cycle

Submitted

39
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...

Under Consideration

26
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

23
votes

Extend ON-ERROR to accept message codes

In our codebase, we use a lot of user-defined message codes in *ESCAPE messages for our exception handling. We combine these with RPG's MONITOR op-code to trap the errors and, if possible, handle them...

Uncommitted Candidate

17
votes

Integrate SQL Object Name into IBM i Object Description

More and more IBM i object types are being utilized by the SQL environment on IBM i. However, "the database" is supposed to be Integrated, not an add-on on this platform. Therefore when an IBM i objec...

Submitted

17
votes

Improve NFS Client performance increasing wsize e rsize max size

The actual cache parameter wsize and rsize of the NFS Client on IBMi are limited on a max of 32768 byte , this is a limit on performance on copy over NFS mount , especially with 10Gb ethernet connec...

Duplicate

17
votes

SQL-CLI Support "FOR" System names

When creating SQL tables with the keyword "FOR" system names to support legacy code, then for "FOR" system name is not available in the SQL-CLI api's. The "SQLColAttribute" should support SQL_DESC_S...

Submitted

16
votes

Hide the underlying procedures when OVERLOADed

I'd like a way to effectively "hide" the underlying procedures from callers when they are part of an OVERLOAD prototype.

Under Consideration

16
votes

Modify Entire System Save (go save 21) to show user when save start

When running an Entire System Save (Go Save 21) the user is not advised when the backup actually starts writing to the tape. In many circumstances the console can look like the system has hung, as th...

Duplicate

16
votes

Include Response for HTTPPOSTCLOB Errors

Currently, the HTTPPOSTCLOB command discards the response received from the remote server if the HTTP response is not 200. We would like to be able to see the response regardless of success or error.

Submitted

15
votes

ACS Sql scripts F4 Prompt is too slow

IBM does not support CA for Windows so IBM is wanting users to move to ACS. IBM wants us to move away from greenscreen SQL and use the ACS SQL Scripts. Well there have been many issues I have found ...

Uncommitted Candidate

15
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...

Under Consideration

14
votes

Provide a ?not in? operator.

Now that we have a conditional “in” operator, please provide a “not in” operator, that can be used wherever “in” can, eg, with %lists, %ranges, arrays, etc.

Submitted

13
votes

Allow change of Unload at Vary Off for Tape Device Description whilst activ...

The default value for the "Unload device at vary off" parameter on a tape device description is *YES Currently, it is not possible to change this value to *NO without varying off the device descript...

Uncommitted Candidate

13
votes

Retrieve TCP/IP Servers Attributes

There is no option to retrieve or dump the current TCP servers configurations (Telnet & FTP), the only way to display the value is using the change server attributes commands interactively, which is n...

Submitted


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