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My ideas: IBM i

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Allow %right, %left, and %subdt to left of assignment operator =

%subst is allowed on the left of an assignment operator, in order to change a substring. It would be nice if %left, %right, and %subdt could do the same. Instead of: if (%len(%trimr(XREF)) > %len(F1XREF)); %subst(F1XREF:(%len(F1XREF) - 2)) = '....
3 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Future consideration

QUSRBRM.CG_BACKUP_STATUS missing CTLGRP *ARC

Hello, QUSRBRM.CG_BACKUP_STATUS view is only showing backup related to control group referenced in WRKCTLGBRM *BKU. On our environment the management of journal receiver is done with CTLGRP type *ARC. We want to use the view QUSRBRM.CG_BACKUP_STAT...
5 months ago in IBM i / BRMS 2 Future consideration

Consolidate documentation for Services and documentation for the system catalog into one area.

Instead of placing the documentation for IBM i Services underneath "Performance and query optimization" move it to "Db2 for i catalog views". Take these links: Db2® for i Services: https://www.ibm.com/docs/en/i/7.5?topic=optimization-db2-i-service...
11 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 9 Future consideration

Using SYSTOOLS.GENERATE_SPREADSHEET to export data to excel, using an existing excel template.

Be able to use an excel template, SPREADSHEET_TEMPLATE, to put the generated data in, setting sheet SPREADSHEET_SHEET and cell SPREADSHEET_CELL where to start put the data.
6 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Future consideration

Access Client Solutions enhancement

Via Edit > Preferences the Passwords tab is very useful to change my passwords on multiple systems in one time (by selecting multiple). My problem is to select the correct ones. It would be a great enhancement if an extra column would be added ...
3 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 2 Future consideration

SQL view device status

The idea is based on the creation of an SQL view that allows you to view the status of any device. The native RTVCFGSTS command is not particularly convenient to use via SQL, this view would allow you to break down this limit and provide the real-...
2 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Future consideration

Include AFP Manager in New Navigator for i

The new Navigator for i does not include AFP Manager, which is most frequently used to import overlays and page segments that have been created using AFP Print Driver, now provided by Ricoh. The current AFP Manager also has functionality to import...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / System Management 12 Future consideration

Add native 2FA and/or MFA for 5250 and other interfaces to data

Data security insurance and other requirements are requesting Two Factor Authentication or Multi Factor Authentication access to data.
7 months ago in IBM i / Security 2 Future consideration

Add OpCode for continuing to process "when" statements within Select group

sometimes it is necessary to need to process the remaining WHEN operands within a SELECT group. if the "CONTSL" 'Continue Select' were used then the OTHERWISE should not be true. (this up for discussion) Currently we need to do if-then-else group....
4 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 6 Future consideration

Extend RPG compiler messages to support modern RPG naming

The current design for the compiler messages does not support the enhancements to modernize the RPG language. When messages are returned to a client via the *EVENTF option, the replacement values for the messages are limited to legacy system names...
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 5 Future consideration