Apply subsystem work management techniques to the QSQSRVR jobs used by DB2.
Written by Kent Milligan
Assigning jobs to a specific subsystem is a common IBM i work management technique to allocate memory and provide a degree of isolation to jobs with similar processing characteristics or response time requirements. Until some recent PTFs were delivered, DB2 for i's usage of QSQSRVR jobs for processing SQL statements didn't fit well with the methodology of using subsystems to isolate and control jobs.
Even non-technical users can build powerful, good-looking reports.
Written by Floyd Del Muro
Are you still generating reports, lists, and statements from your System i data in the same spooled-output format? What do they look like? They're probably looking a little dated and old. Could they use a little color? What about a font other than Courier or maybe some lines, boxes, graphics, or barcodes? Wouldn't any one of these elements make your reports look fresh and add impact to the data? What if you could have them all?