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IBM i

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When using Navigator for i (Nav4i) add the function used in the tab name in use by Nav4i in that tab.

Navigator for i is a great tool to manage your IBM i environment. It allows you to use several tabs, but all those tabs have the same name IBM Navigator for i. When having a tab open for: Inquiry messages Custom Charts ARE Console Active Jobs Perf...
26 days ago in IBM i / System Management 1 Future consideration

Support the new BOOLEAN SQL data type in ACS Data Transfer (Upload to IBM i)

Currently, data transfer (upload) fails if any field in the table is of type BOOLEAN.
27 days ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 2 Future consideration

Be able to use CTL-OPT BNDDIR anywhere in a program

For each service program, we put our exported prototypes into a "reference source" in a file named "QRPGLEREF". Hence, our programs can use these prototypes by including those reference sources, e.g. program ORD001 might begin: ctl-opt; /include q...
11 days ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Future consideration

API or DB2 SQL Service to return the OVRDBF information for a JOB

It would be nice to have either a DB2 SQL Service or API that would return the information from DSPOVR. Currently the only way I know to do this at least for the current job is to do a DSPOVR *PRINT or DSPJOB *PRINT and read through the spool file...
about 1 month ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Future consideration

Allow %PROC BiF in the ON-EXIT

Allow the %PROC built in function to be used in the ON-EXIT group. That way if the subprocedure errors I can return the name of the subprocedure to whatever called it.
4 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 Future consideration

Addition of Critical Security Patch Comparison Features via SQL Query

Currently, managing critical security patches is a major priority for IT teams to ensure the security of systems and sensitive data. However, the task of comparing applied security patches with known vulnerabilities listed in the CVE database can ...
3 months ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 4 Future consideration

Add an option for an SSL trusted store in odbc.ini for use with the IBM i Access ODBC Driver

We have an issue using SSL with the IBM i Access ODBC driver and IBM App Connect Enterprise 12. You can read about it in case: TS015080103 and TS014801648. We want to use an option to add the CA certificates to the data source in odbc.ini, somethi...
2 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 8 Future consideration

Usage of Enumeration in "Outline"-View

When we declare fields, files, enumerations etc. we can see them in our Outline-view and click on them to jump to their declaration in the code.With normal fields, files etc. we also get the references which indicate in which line they are used an...
27 days ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Future consideration

Allow to initialize arrays using %list

Allow for arrays to be initialized using %list command, for example: dcl-s allowedValues int(10) dim(4) inz(%list(1:2:3:4)); Plus error checking when initial value exceeds array size etc.
2 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Future consideration

add a %round built-in function

While %inth and %dech exist, they only allow for half up rounding and don’t have an option to round to a negative number of decimal places (e.g. 123 => 120). The %dech built-in is kind of awkward because you always must specify the size and pre...
about 2 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Future consideration