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Add an RPG refactor feature to add the ALIAS keyword to a file or data structure and handle all the renames

Using the alias names for externally-described files or data structures makes the RPG code more readable. But it's difficult and error-prone to change an existing program to use the alias names instead of the short names, even using RDI's existing...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 6 Delivered

SMB 3 (SMBv3) support needed in IBM i 7.3

for better integration of our windows 2012 and 2016 servers and for security issues we need SMBv3 in IBM i V7R3. Use Case: for better integration of our windows 2012 and 2016 servers and for security issues we need SMBv3 in IBM i V7R3.
almost 7 years ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 5 Delivered

Trim Leading Spaces when joining lines (alt-J)

Being able to join lines with alt-J is very nice. It would be preferable if the join would trim off leading spaces of what is being joined and possibly add a single space so the join doesn't but up directly against the last character of the line y...
over 8 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 8 Delivered

%split() should return an empty element where a separator character follows another separator character

In %split() if a separator character follows another separator character, it is ignored. For example, %SPLIT('abc..def' : '.') returns an array with two elements: ('abc','def'). It would be nice if it was possible that an empty element could be re...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 4 Delivered

Add SQL Assist to Run SQL Scripts

Add SQL Assist capability back into Run SQL Scripts. Use Case: In the old System i Navigator, (the predecessor to IBM i Access Client Solutions) there was an option to Run an SQL script when viewing tables or schemas. When the "Run SQL Scripts" wi...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 6 Delivered

See the value of a named constant in the debugger.

A developer needs the ability to interrogate the value of a named constant. For more information, see CAAC requirement AD0183 at
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 7 Delivered

Display Module Information not available for objects compiled from IFS source

Enhancements have been made to support RPGLE and CLLE sources on the ifs. When compiling from the ifs, the source information seems not to be stored with the object. When I do a DSPMOD for an ifs compiled object, I don't see source info. This is a...
about 8 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 10 Delivered

Modern ILE C++ Compiler (at least C++11) and future support

We need a modern ILE C++ compiler (at least C++11). Furthermore this compiler should be frequently updated within a IBM i release. In order to be able to provide our software long term for the IBM i platform, we would also need support for newer v...
about 6 years ago in IBM i / Languages - Other 13 Delivered

Add preference to default all opens to be browse only.

I want all my opens from features that allow a choice to default to browse unless I choose other wise on that open selection. Use Case: I am a developer that has *ALLOBJ authority and when I open members (mostly through the "Open Member in Editor"...
over 12 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 10 Delivered

WRKJOB/DSPJOB OPTION(*OPNF) -- F5 should refresh the current screen instead of going back to the top.

When pressing F5 inWRKJOB OPTION(*OPNF)andDSPJOB OPTION(*OPNF)to update the open file information it always starts with the first page instead of the page you have scrolled to. Thus you have to scroll several pages till you come to the files you a...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 5 Delivered