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Allow %subarr() to be used in a logical expression.

%subarr() is useful in interactive programming to initialize many indicators at once. When initializing the screen, I can use %subarr() like this: %subarr( *in: 51: 5 ) = *all'0'; to turn off 5 indicators starting at 51. Checking several indicator...
5 days ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Not under consideration

Access Client Solutions (ACS) - Make it possible to remotely deploy and manage ACS

In our enterprise (and many others) the software on our users' workstations needs to be managed centrally using tools such as InTune, SCCM, etc. Currently there isn't a supported way of doing this for ACS. This is becoming a serious issue/challeng...
about 1 month ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 2 Not under consideration
307 VOTE

*ESCAPE messages for SAVLIB

We have received MONMSG for CPF3795 in every SAVLIB running in our CL program: https://ecurep.mainz.de.ibm.com/rest/download/28061%2C100%2C838/2018-04-06/28061.100.838.SOURCE.txt?astext=true&fileSize=83568 But, when CPF3795 is reported saving ...
about 6 years ago in IBM i / Save and Restore 5 Not under consideration

IBM DB2 SQL Table: Database Manger Identity / Duplicate Key

Change SQL to support unique identity columns. Where unique identity columns are automatically unique (pk/uk constraint), automatically skip numbers that already exist, and only throw exception if file is out of available numbers. We use identity ...
17 days ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration

iACS: Rewrite the documentation for IBM i Access Client Solutions

There is much that is missing from this documentation. Including, but not limited to: How to limit users access to some of the functions by using server configuration such as "Function Usage" available in IBM Navigator for i. Sure there are ways o...
8 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 4 Not under consideration

BRMS Web GUI interface needs to be made available for 5770BR1

Fortra has developed a web interface for BRMS replacing the old web navigator interface that was deprecated. This new interface is only available in the new software subscription for BRMS, 5770BR2 with PTFs SJ00271and SJ00272.Not every customer is...
19 days ago in IBM i / BRMS 2 Not under consideration

Make installing Visual Explain optional

When installing IBM i Access Client Solutions (ACS) the option is given to skip the installation of several components. Run SQL Scripts (RSS) always has Visual Explain included. I would like to see this treated similar as the System Debugger which...
2 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 2 Not under consideration
147 VOTE

Concurrent Maintenance for Ethernet adapter component SFP - FRU for SFP request

Please provide concurrent maintenance using own FRU = Field Replaceable Unit number for adapter component SFP for ethernet adapter EN0J, EL38, EN0H, EL56, CCIN for all is 2B93, vendor Emulex / Broadcom. Currently a FRU number is available for whol...
almost 4 years ago in Power Systems Design 7 Not under consideration

For a procedure returning a varchar, writing "return *blank;" should be the same as writing "return '';"

Writing: dcl-s result varchar(500); dcl-proc GetErrorMessage;dcl-pi *n varchar(500);end-pi; return *blank;end-proc; result = GetErrorMessage(); //=> result = '[500 times space character]' is not the same as writing: dcl-s result varchar(500); d...
about 1 month ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 Not under consideration

Add Native DCM support for ACME protocol (Automatic Certificate Management Environment)

IBM i 7.4 introduced APIs that support Native Digital Certificate Management, I would like IBM to build on this a deliver a natively supported ACME (Automatic Certificate Management Environment) protocol support to allow IBM i to automatically req...
7 months ago in IBM i / Security 3 Not under consideration