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My ideas: IBM i

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117 VOTE

Function to indent/format existing code similar to how "Source/Convert All to Free-Form" works now

Would like to see a function to indent/format existing code. Could work similarly to how "Source/Convert All to Free-Form" works now, as well as "Convert Selection to Free-Form. on the context menu.This "Indent" function would naturally only apply...
about 13 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 24 Delivered
112 VOTE

Provide an %UPPER and %LOWER bif

It would be helpful to have an easier and more robust way to change the case of characters from upper to lower or lower to upper. The current method is to use the %XLATE function, but the usual way that this is coded (just using the main 26 letter...
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 17 Delivered

Provide %InList Built In Function

Provide a new BIF %InList() or %OrList() to check if a variable's value exit in list. Use Case: Dcl-S MyState Char(2) Inz('CA') If %InList(MyVar : 'CA' : 'NV': 'AZ': 'NM': 'NY'); do somethingEndIf; Or If %InList(MyVar : ',' : 'CA,NV,AZ,NM,NY'); //...
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 15 Delivered

F8 to recall commands like F9 does on 5250 Command line but in the opposite direction

This is a really simple request, one so basic I'm almost embarrassed to ask but it has been irritating me now for over 30 years so please bear with me ;-) I believe that from day one of OS/400 you have been able to press F9 to recall previously en...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 9 Delivered

ODBC driver for MAC Os in iAccess Client Solution

Various customers ask us for the availibility of a ODBC driver to connect to Ibm i from a MacOs environment. Use Case: A top or directional user who use MacOs on their laptop, with Microsoft Office Excel pivot who need to be updated from an Ibm i ...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 7 Delivered

support for mac in rdp

i want to be able to run the RDP on my mac native. Use Case: today the rdp has to be run in a virtual machine running windows in my mac. this prevents me from going over to mac.
over 12 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 11 Delivered

Refactor->Extract Procedure - for ILE RPG

Code Refactoring is a well known software best practice that involves improving the structure of existing computer code while preserving its behaviour.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Code_refactoringEclipse already has excellent refactoring support ...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Delivered

Run SQL Scripts - Autocomplete

Just like RDI or any else IDE you can autocomplete or look up fields when writing code. It would be great if this would be available in Run Sql as well and in best case it would also be able to handle a library list for those of us with multiple s...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 6 Delivered

provide "between" operator in rpg expressions

Provide "between" in rpg logical expressions Use Case: if a >=b and a<=c ;could be replaced by :if a between b and c;
about 8 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 11 Delivered

Make the NEW IBM i Navigator the Default for Admin port 2001

IBM has now provided a NEW and VAAAASSTLY Improved Navigator for i. BUT It is NOT THE DEFAULT! This makes it the best kept secret of the current Update Cycle Use Case: It's Better and It MUST become the default for https:/<Server name>:2001 ...
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / System Management 11 Delivered