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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

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

Eliminate QZSHSH, QP0ZSPWP/T Job Logs with "No Job Log"

When a user has their job set with a logging level to generate a job log (e.g., LOG(4 0 *SECLVL)), then uses QShell, there is a jog log generated for every QShell command, with the job log having a single message, CPF2523, "No job log information....
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 10 Delivered

Choose connection for ACS Printer Output

ACS Integrated File System and Run SQL Scripts already allow you to change your connection from within the tool. Printer Output lacks that capability. If there was a drop-down or menu option, I could change the connection without having to start t...
6 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 3 Delivered

%join() to catenate strings to one string

In Java there is the method join() to catenate strings into one string including a delimiter. I would like to have a function like this. For example%join( '/' : 'dir' : 'subdir' : 'file.txt')resulting in the string 'dir/subdir/file.txt' or if you ...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 Delivered

Please change the icon for Rational Developer for i (RDi)

Please change the icon for Rational Developer for i (RDi). The current one is horrible and looks like a fuzzy dark meaningless spot. When this icon was originally changed about 2 years ago I called support thinking there was a problem with my inst...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 7 Delivered

ACS Update button to update the software

The check for updates feature is great. What would be great is if you had a button that would automatically update ACS. Having to go to the download site, log in, accept the license agreement, then download, then unzip, then overwrite the director...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 9 Delivered

Add System TLS (GSKit) support for SERVER_SBS_ROUTING

The option to route user task to a specific system is of great value.As we see more and more customers moving to using SSL to secure their network traffic, having the ability to route these task also to a specific subsystem is of great value. Use ...
about 4 years ago in IBM i / Networking 9 Delivered

SQL drop if exists

Please provide an IF EXISTS option on the DROP statement. For tables we have a CREATE OR REPLACE CONSTRUCT, however this isn't available for indexes/views/procedures... While a compound statement works, it requires multiple lines of code which is ...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Delivered

RDi show full qualified member name in member comparison

In a member comparison, only the member name is displayed in the title bar. Use Case: In the case of the same member names in different libraries or source members, it would be helpful which member is displayed on the left and right. Please show t...
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 Delivered