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This portal is to open public enhancement requests against IBM Power Systems products, including IBM i. To view all of your ideas submitted to IBM, create and manage groups of Ideas, or create an idea explicitly set to be either visible by all (public) or visible only to you and IBM (private), use the IBM Unified Ideas Portal (https://ideas.ibm.com).


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Allow direct coding of nested data structures in free-form declarations

The new free-form data declarations in RPG IV lend themselves to direct coding of true nested data structures. Allowing these to be coded directly would avoid having to code a lot of unnecessary templates that exist for no other reason than to nes...
about 8 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 6 Delivered

Port PHP rpm to PASE

PHP is an open source development language. Every other platform other than the IBM i has the ability to install and use PHP by itself (sans Zend Server). IBM i is unique in this. I believe to be fair to customers, the option of installing PHP wit...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 12 Delivered

Update RDi Eclipse to more current versions.

The version of Eclipse that RDi and it's family of products uses is now way out of date. Neon is gone and yet our version of eclipse for RDi is from 2017. It's time to allow us to install Eclipse on our own, and then install RDi as a plugin. This ...
almost 5 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 12 Delivered

Enhancement to SELECT

Currently there is no difference between a SELECT ... ENDSL block and an IF ... ELSEIF ... ENDIF block. I am not real sure why both are in the language. However, if the SELECT block had a "switched" format like the SWITCH block in C, that would be...
about 5 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 13 Delivered

Identify where in the code you are at.

When editing or browsing through a source member in the LPEX editor, it would be helpful to know in what subroutine or procedure you are at. This would eliminate the need to find BEGSR Previous. SImilar to how the Show Date Area toggle works curre...
about 13 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 14 Delivered

Service Entry Breakpoint conditionable on program variables.

A service entry breakpoint is currently on conditional on the program/cmodule called and userid.This is insufficient if the there are many porgrams invoked under the same userid. What is required is the ability to set a break point based on the va...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 8 Delivered

RPG Docs (like Java Docs) in Content Assist

Java docs is incredible useful when writing java code in eclipse, specially when the associated documentation for a method is retrieved with the content assist pop up. There's no official documentation for rpg, but projects like ILE DOCS are very ...
almost 12 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 14 Delivered

See variable bigger than 4,095 characters in RDI Debug

Green Screen debug allow you to do this: EVAL MyBigXML:C 65000. And you see the complete value of the field! Inside RDI, you can add a monitor varaible with "MyBigXML:C 65000" and it cuts off at 4,095 characters. Oh well, just use command line STR...
over 8 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Delivered

Annual/yearly option for i5/OS job scheduler

Add a frequency (FRQ) of *YEARLY to the system job scheduler, to go along with the *WEEKLY and *MONTHLY options. Allow the user to enter a specific date as the schedule date (SCDDATE) for the first run of the job, or a special value such as *YEARS...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 6 Delivered

Multi-Tab view in Run SQL Scripts

Could "Run SQL Scripts" feature present opened windows as tabs in the same Run SQL script window? It would be great if user could pick in configuration whether single or multi-tab approach is used by default. It would also be great if you could im...
about 5 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 9 Delivered