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Create a check for bogus job descriptions and removed libraries

When an incorrect job description or a library associated with a job description is removed from the IBM i LPAR, this error occurs with RDi/RDp or RTC/RDi/RDp shell shared: RCQP3615E: The following error occurred while loading artifacts from the r...
almost 10 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Not under consideration

AIX does not support SAS connected HP Tape drives (only FC)

Currently IBM Power AIX servers support HP LTO Tape drives connected over FC interface, however they fail over SAS interface adapters. The IBM tape drives work on these interfaces by the HP drives do not. Would like to get the AIX team to add supp...
almost 10 years ago in PowerVC 2 Not under consideration

Create an compile menus with Rational

The Problem in the Rational Developer for i is the missing opportunity to compile menus. In the 5250 Terminal Emulation you can use STRSDA (Screen Design Aid) to create and compile menus. There you have prepared lines to ll in the menu-options you...
almost 10 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Not under consideration

Handling tiny mistakes on commands while pressing F4 in CLP Programs.

After using content assist (F4) on commands for CL in Rational we experienced various problems concerning missing blanks. The IDE should be capable of handling mistakes up to a certain range, e.g. detecting and filling missing blanks/brackets. Exa...
almost 10 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Not under consideration

Support Content Assist on control flow structure DOWHILE

It would be a huge improvement to be able to use Ctrl+Blank (content assist) for Control Flow Structureslike DOWHILE and maybe others in CLP. Use Case: In CLP we only can get a list of partial completed command templates, single CLP control elemen...
almost 10 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 6 Not under consideration

RDi 9.1 - Outline View Collapses

For the new RDi 9.1 that we just downloaded and installed ...... Outline View: when we have the Outline view opened up and accessing any of the information inside of it, when I click back in the program source text editor, the Outline view will 'c...
almost 10 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 Is a defect

Export/Import Remote AIX COBOL project

We would like to be able to export/import Remote AIX/COBOL projects from a workspace to another.For the time being, we can only import them as synchronised AIX COBOL projects once they have been exported Use Case: Remote AIX COBOL Project ExportIm...
almost 10 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Not under consideration

oslevel -s in NIM mksysb definition and lsmksysb command.

As the Technical Levels are supported for longer period of time, the main change in the Operating System version is the Service Pack. Add the oslevel -s in the image definition. Currently we can see oslevel_r, but not oslevel_s. That option could ...
almost 10 years ago in PowerVC 4 Not under consideration

Remote Actions - Auto-feedback about a compilation when using "i Projects Navigator"

Currently there is no visible feedback about a manual compilation using the "remote actions" in the "i Projects Navigator".In the "job status"-view, every job gets the status "*OUTQ" or "Job Ended" without a return code. The used needs to query fo...
about 10 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Not under consideration

Remote Actions - direct compilation of RPG-sources based on the chosen language definition

Using the "i Projects Navigator", it is possible to push and compile RPG sources into a library on the iSeries using the "remote actions".However, the user needs to choose between for instance "create module" and "create program". It would be grea...
about 10 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Not under consideration