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It is not possible to create a program that monitors for all messages. Examples of CL programs that want to do this are Unit Testing Frameworks, Event Dispatching frameworks, etc.. Often it is not possible to know what messages return from a comma...
23 minutes ago in IBM i / Languages - CL (Control Language) 0 Submitted

[Bug Fix] RSS stops responding to File operations such as Ctrl+O (Open PC File), Ctrl+S, Save As etc.

The file is placed on cloud and here's how the file path looks C:\Users\JxxxDxxx\OneDrive - User000001\Documents\IBM\iAccessClient\Emulator As checked, the ' ' and ' - ' in the path are not the problem as the file opens well using drag-n-drop.
about 2 hours ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 0 Submitted

Process to meet Department of Defense or NIST Media Sanitization Standards

IBM currently does not have a process that has been vetted to meet that DoD or NIST compliance level for Disk Sanitization. There used to be a product called "Disk Sanitizer" available from our lab services team for purchase but that was sunset du...
about 20 hours ago in IBM i / Storage 0 Submitted

Access Client Solution - /PLUGIN/cldownload option to use Field column description text instead of column heading text

with column heading you get a lot of spaces between the words which you wouldn't get from field text description The results of using column heading looks like this:- Cust address reserve 5 instead of Cust address reserve 5
about 23 hours ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 0 Submitted

Shutdown BIF, similar as SHTDN in RPG

Add a BIF for Shutdown as in RPG. Benefitter would be CL-coder, not having to call a RPG procedure to do the check if job/subsystem/system are going down.
1 day ago in IBM i / Languages - CL (Control Language) 1 Submitted

When editing DDS, show Screen/Record format you are on, much like RDi shows (Main Procedure), subroutine or procedure as you click through the code.

As a Developer, when you search for text or page through your code, RDi shows you the name of the procedure, subroutine at the bottom left of the code window. In DDS for a Display file, you can not tell which record format you are in. For larger D...
2 days ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 0 Submitted

DDS: ASSUME keyword should be mentioned in the manual with the WINDOW keyword

In the DDS manual for display files I would like that for the WINDOW keyword it is added that if a dummy record with the ASSUME keyword exists in the display file then the display will not be cleared. It could be added in the "related reference" s...
2 days ago in IBM i / Languages - Other 0 Submitted

IBM i DCM - Last used timestamp for each certificate

For the purpose of housekeeping the certificate stores in IBM i DCM, it would be very useful to enhance DCM to be able to show the "Last Used Time Stamp" and also "Use Count" for EACH certificate in the store so that system admin can efficiently s...
3 days ago in IBM i / System Management 0 Submitted

BRMS - Please enhance help text for error message BRM1771

We tried to change the Expiration Date of a tape-volume, either to *PERM or to a date in 3 years. This resulted in the error message BRM1771, which states that the date-format is incorrect. But the date-format was correctly set. After raising an I...
8 days ago in IBM i / BRMS 0 Submitted

Add hover help features for Constant length to aid programmer productivity.

While editing programs, we often hover over a variable to see definition information. If it is a constant (DCL-C) type, when hovered over, you see only the value. You do not know the length. It would be helpful to add the length of the constant, s...
9 days ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 0 Submitted