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Support for long file path + name in DMI Events for RENAME and DELETE

We use DMI events to write to an external log that our security team uses to track file movement.  When a file is renamed or deleted and the file path + name is greater than 100 characters, we lose part of the critical information used to track what file was deleted or the original and new filename when a file is renamed.

For reference, this enhancement is a result of CASE TS002090066 and the response from the IBM support engineer was "I did received confirmation that this behavior is by design. Non-Transfer events such as move/delete are limiting the file-name to 100 chars. We tested the same in to confirm this and verified in the ACT_NON_XFER table the VALUE column is defined as  VARCHAR(100). So, the application is restricting the filepath to 100 characters."



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  • Apr 18 2019
  • Declined
How will this idea be used?

Handling and logging to an external log (security audit trail) of files as they are uploaded, downloaded, deleted, or renamed.

What is your industry? Computer Services
What is the idea priority? High
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    Ryan Wood commented
    27 Aug 07:14pm

    Thank you for participating in the request for enhancement community. Your input is valuable in shaping the roadmap for the product. While we agree that this idea would add value, it is not something we are able to assign priority to at this time. In general, when accepting an idea, we strive to deliver the enhancement within 18 months. We will place this idea in an 'uncommitted candidate' in order to continue to monitor this enhancement for interest. If you have any additional questions or concerns please reach out.