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ACS Run SQL faster opening of scripts in physical source files

In RunSQLScripts, when I want to open an existing SQL script from physical source file, it's not possible to type in exact names of library, file and member. Instead you have to scroll through these items until you find the wanted script. E.g. you...
10 days ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 2 Future consideration

Add date/timestamp to ACS Status History Log

I have spent several hours trying to cross reference ACS Status History Log entries to the QTVDEVICE joblog looking for meaningful connection failure information
14 days ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Future consideration

RDI: rendering a screen takes forever - should cache field reference file

I'm working from home via VPN. When editing a subfile in a display file it takes forever to render the screen using the screen designer. A total of 28 fields in the subfile control and subfile took 10 minutes to render. I think that the cause is t...
15 days ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 Future consideration

ACS Automatic Copy function should not require the trim rectangle to remain

In ACS 1.1.9.3, turning on "Automatic Copy" from the Edit --> Preferences --> Edit --> Cut/Copy tab also forces "Trim Rectangle remains after edit function" in the Trim tab to be turned on. I submitted a support case and I was told this i...
24 days ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Future consideration

Add optional capability similar to Source->Format, to allow developer to sort declarations by type. Source->Sort Declarations.

To improve programmer productivity and source readability. When reviewing programs, it would be helpful to be able to sort declarations into sequence by types, ie. DCL-C, DCL-DS, DCL-S, DCL-PI, DCL-PR would all be grouped together with like type v...
26 days ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Future consideration

Navigator for i Warning icon explanation

The System Warning icon provides no information (on hover or via hyperlink) regarding the nature of the warning. I was forced to open a help desk ticket to inquire as to the reason for the warning. When hovering over the "Warning!" icon, it should...
27 days ago in IBM i / System Management 1 Future consideration

Compatibility of RDi version 9.8 and EWM version 7.0.2.

We would like to suggest compatibility between RDi version 9.8 with EWM version 7.0.2.Because based on ELM Documentation of "Detailed System Requirements - Supported Software", the version compatible with the EWM 7.0.2 is the IBM Rational Develope...
about 1 month ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Future consideration

Transform Services V7R5 Manager socket remains open after abnormal system end or Flashcopy

Changes were made within the Transform Services code at 7.5.  The changes include a QCTXMGR job in QUSRWRK subsystem and a manager socket server job in the /QOpenSys/QIBM/ProdData/TransformServices/ServerJob directory. The job and socket are linke...
about 1 month ago in IBM i / Print 3 Future consideration

Customize columns in Schema > Libraries > Tables > Definition

the columns present in the current view are fixed it would be very useful to be able to configure: - The list and position of the columns - Add missing columns such as extended comments
about 1 month ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Future consideration

Create/Add Member Filter from Object Table

Add function to Object Table to select one or more results, right-click, and add the selection to a member filter. There is a similar function in a 3rd party plugin called iSphere that allows adding search results to a member filter, but, its for ...
about 2 months ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Future consideration