Special Authorities – What are they on IBM i? If you come from the world of IBM I you will have heard of *ALLOBJ authority. This is the ultimate level of object access authority on an IBM I system. *ALLOBJ literally means you are authorized to read, change, or delete any/all objects on the system!

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IBM i Authority is a wonderful beast with many layers of complexity. Like a big red onion, peeling back these layers is simple to do, but sometimes causes some tears, or occasionally full-on sobbing and weeping. The system can be anywhere from ultra secure to the other (naughty) end of the spectrum commonly known as

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Have you got the “no authority to use system request functions” showstopper? If you are not authorized to see the System Request panel group (QGMNSYSR) you will see this error: How to Enable/Disable SysReq Menu Access The SYS/RQ function is controlled by the IBM Panel Group called QGMNSYSR. This lives in the QSYS library and this panel

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Want to find LARGE Objects on your IBM i System? First we need to collec the information about the fat objects on our machine — The Retrieve Disk Information (RTVDSKINF) command is used to collect disk space information. Then we can print this information and/or query it — Disk space information can then be printed

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Christmas has just finished – how do I slim down my IBM i System? I like to look in all the nooks and crannies for data that has been left behind, or simply accumulating and never being consumed. Data Queues are small and fast. The downside is that loading data queues over long periods of

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AKA Command Line Access from System Request 3 If you are an IBM I software developer or power user – then that headline will make sense. In fact, I can guarantee that’s the only reason you discovered and are reading this page. System Request 3 makes every RPG programmer twitch 3 fingers ready to reach those

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“Does IBM Access Client Solutions need Java to work?” One of my clients asked me this earlier today Nope. IBM i ACS does NOT need Java to work! Not strictly speaking – since we can use The IBM Semeru Runtimes instead of Java. Oracle owns Java. There are many alternatives to Java – some branched

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* Error Restoring Product Support Objects You are probably here because you are running a TURNOVER IBM i UPGRADE and have seen this error message in your job log. If you are not upgrading TURNOVER then leave now 😉 If you are – this is where I will document the various error conditions I’ve seen

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What is TurnOver? Simply Put – TURNOVER is an IBM i Application that controls the flow of software development from writing code to testing to QA/UAT approval to installing on remote IBM i Systems. It has a long history dating back to the AS/400 and iSeries systems. TURNOVER is Change management for integrated IBM i,

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Program QZCSOEOT in library *LIBL not found Using TURNOVER for IBM i? Have you got an error saying “Program QZCSOEOT in library *LIBL not found“? Have you searched your system and found no program called QZCSOEOT? Then it might be because your version of TURNOVER V101 has expired. Yes – it’s that simple. I saw this error on an

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Using the same AS400 QRY in Dev, Test and Prod I had a good question from a subscriber today: We have a production environment and a test environment on our IBM i. We have processes in place to switch library lists depending on which environment we are in. We have issues where our test side

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Is the IBM i system worth it? This morning, I had a common question emailed in by a new subscriber: ​ I have been interested in IBM I for some time now (And Z/os). I even went so far as to buy a Power7+ 2u system for my home lab… only to find out the

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