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My ideas: IBM i

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options(*exact) indicator should accept *on and *off

Declaring an indicator on a procedure parameter using options(*exact) restricts calling processes to passing in '1' and '0' literal strings. I think this should accept the special values *on and *off. This currently does not compile. I believe the...
3 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Is a defect

Allow ON-EXCP to use a simple qualified name

The invention of the enum structure is great for documenting return codes or exception IDs for particular purposes. These can be used on the ON-EXCP opcode to clarify the meaning of each message ID monitored. Qualification of structures (or enums)...
3 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 Is a defect

Concurrent BRMS save of the same media would result in false BRM148A

Previous i had raised the issue in IBM-i-3268. Occassionally when there happen to be multiple BRMS Save job happening BRMS would give a false BRM148A due to volume assignment contention. Although the idea is delivered, we still have the rare occur...
5 months ago in IBM i / BRMS 7 Is a defect

Custom HTTP Header Fields Should Replace Supplied Defaults in the QSYS2 HTTP Functions

When using the QSYS2 HTTP functions, custom HTTP request fields can be supplied. These supplied fields should replace any defaults provided by the HTTP functions. For example, the HTTP request field "Host" is automatically supplied by the HTTP fun...
8 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 6 Is a defect

Cursor Issues in LPEX editor V9.8 on Mac

There are multiple issues with cursor positioning in the LPEX editor on a Mac in version 9.8. These issues make using the product virtually unusable. Ending charactrs are not displayed when editing CL source, Editing RPG source is hit or miss on w...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Is a defect

Add support for OEM Virtual Tape Libraries in IBM BRMS Statistics Report (GO BRMS Option 12,5)

Add support for OEM Virtual Tape Libraries in IBM BRMS Statistics report (GO BRMS Option 12,5) The “Bytes Written” column is all zeroes for virtual tape volumes We have no way to audit how much data was written to our OEM Virtual Tape Library volu...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / BRMS 2 Is a defect

DLTIMGCLG -- disks goes 100% busy

Deleting an image catalog and its related IFS.files using this command DLTIMGCLG IMGCLG(myImgClg) KEEP(*NO) causes the disks to be 100% busy. This simply kills the system, putting everything to a halt. And it can not be interrupted once started. I...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Install and Upgrade and Licensing 2 Is a defect

RDi: Fix block indentation feature

Issue 1 When indenting a block of code by highlighting the block and then pressing the Tab key, all of the selected lines are indented as expected, however, if the cursor is on a subsequent line (i.e. at the left hand margin of the next line) that...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Is a defect

RDI Version: 9.6.0.11 20210819_0803 Valid json_table syntax in DDL gives error when creating SQL function

json_table syntax in DDL gives error when creating SQL functionRDI Version: 9.6.0.11 20210819_0803 for select productNo_json, wantedQuantity_json, wantedDate_json, availableQuantity_json, availableDate_json from json_table ( yxdb.call_service ( UR...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Is a defect

INavigator Security Doesn't Work

iNavigator security not working.Restricted user still shows access to all of iNavigator options. Use Case: Have need to put monitors in iNavigator on web enabled TV in our office to display system performance monitors. Objective is to give user ON...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / System Management 3 Is a defect