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IBM is transforming its request for enhancement (RFE) process. The purpose of the transformation is to provide a more consistent experience for you to submit requests and to enable IBM product owners to respond to your requests more quickly. For more information click here.
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Standardize SYSOPTS syntax for multi-environments
SYSOPTS syntax is written differently depending on the environment: Windows, i5/OS, z/OS, and UNIX. Example on z/OS: SYSOPTS = "DATATYPE(BINARY) XLATE(YES) STRIP.BLANKS(NO)" Same example on UNIX: sysopts=":datatype=binary:xlate=yes:pipe=yes:" This...
CD Requestor for Connect Direct UNIX
There needs to be a way within a Connect Direct UNIX environment to validate a process script without having to copy it on a Windows system and using CD Requestor there. It would be great if CD Requestor or something similar was to be implemented ...
Allowing command line editing of the CD File Agent configuration
There is a need within the Treasury to be able to script password changes to Connect Direct File Agents. Currently there is no documented way to accomplish this outside of using the GUI.
Automatic Control of Sessions between the client and partners to avoid Wait Sessions
If the client has in netmap configuration session limit defined and the partner has in their netmap configuration session limit different from the client, it will leave the process in wait and sometimes depending on the volume, Connect:Direct will...
Sterling Connect:Direct Application Interface for Java support to iSeries C:D version
CDJAI support all other platforms (Windows, Unix, ZOS and Tandem) except iSeries. This limitation restricts users to automate C:D configuration through CDJAI, similar to what we do in other platforms. Now we have to login to iSeries machine to do ...
Add detailed software version to .swidtag file
Currently the .swidtag contains version in V.R.M format so it is missing the exact Fix Level and iFix version. For example: version 184.108.40.206_iFix012 for Windows in the .swidtag contains version="6.1.0" and not the full 220.127.116.11_iFix012 (or 18.104.22.168.0...
FileAgent - Windows .ser file cleartext
Have the Default_Config.ser or other .ser files clear text or similar.
Support for Type=simple startup method in systemd for Connect Direct
The systemd is the default system manager on RHEL 8. Connect Direct should support service startup through systemd using Type=simple startup method. User can use Type=forking with external (custom) startup script but this requires to create additi...
Fix a bug which IBM support is not accepting as a bug
Problem: Any CD Windows v6 client or Requestor is impacted. When a lower case process name job is submitted, via the v6 client or requestor, the process name is automatically converted to uppercase and the job is submitted. While the same process ...
Status to be returned when performing an automatic silent install
When performing an automated silent install/upgrade from the Windows command prompt, instead of the command dropping straight back to the command prompt, certain messages would be returned and at the end of the install/upgrade a return code/status...
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