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My ideas: IBM i

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Lock Source Opened at Startup of RDp

At RDp startup, please attempt to lock on the source on the i (attempt, because source changes on the i should be checked for, etc.) for any source that was left open when RDp was closed. Use Case: When opening RDp, it will open any source (RPG in...
almost 13 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 8 Delivered

Integration of iIBM i Access database functions into RD Power

While bringing back the Database perspective was a step in the right direction, the IBM i Access database functions are much more complete, especially Visual Explain . I'd like to see the IBM i Access DB functions to be available as a plugin that ...
about 13 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 9 Delivered

%PARMS built-in function for CLLE

Supporting optional parameters in CLLE is made more difficult by the omission of a %PARMS-like built-in function for CLLE similar to that provided for RPGLE. Use Case: %ADDR in CLLE is useful in the case of *OMITted parameters but is not indicated...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Languages - CL (Control Language) 7 Delivered

Refactor->Extract Constant - 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. already has excellent refactoring support ...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Delivered

Implement new %POS BIF to facilitate soft coding of DS overlays

Currently if you want to redefine a portion of a Data Structure (usually as an array) you have limited choices. One approach is to manually key the names of all required fields into a DS and then overlay those fields with an array. This is tedious...
about 6 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 5 Delivered

Add "in use" for stream files in iACS

In IBM Navigator for i you can go into Integrated File Systems and see who has a lock on a stream file.I want that capability added in IBM i Access Client Solutions. Use Case: Trying to perform maintenance on a stream file but I cannot see who has...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 3 Delivered

Update outline view constantly

The outline view should be constantly updated with the new information from the editor when the user changed the source code in the LPEX editor. At the momemt the user has to click the refresh button. But that should not be necessary at all for al...
over 13 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 22 Delivered

IBM i ACS Run SQL Scripts copy/paste column headings

Add the ability to copy and paste from the results including column headings.The ability to copy and paste the data from the results is very convenient. But without the column headings the data is meaningless in most cases.My workaround is to save...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 7 Delivered

Implement qsys2.Http_get for blob file

I think then the new sql function for http_get are really interesting, fast and above all there isn't java! I started use it instead of systools funcion, but I need an http_get that allow me download binary files like .zip . Please implement it! M...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 10 Delivered

Create XML in RPGLE, BIF like %XML-CREATE()

In the Current world, IBM i is interacting with other systems by using the XML format messages which can be easily understood by different systems and humans. IBM has recently provided XML-INTO and XML-SAX built in functions to read the xml and to...
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 8 Delivered