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Extend ON-ERROR to accept message codes

In our codebase, we use a lot of user-defined message codes in *ESCAPE messages for our exception handling. We combine these with RPG's MONITOR op-code to trap the errors and, if possible, handle them. Identification of the last exception message ...
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 4 Delivered

Annual/yearly option for i5/OS job scheduler

Add a frequency (FRQ) of *YEARLY to the system job scheduler, to go along with the *WEEKLY and *MONTHLY options. Allow the user to enter a specific date as the schedule date (SCDDATE) for the first run of the job, or a special value such as *YEARS...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 6 Delivered

Add support for Java 17 to IBM i

Java 17 is a "LTS" or long term support version. By the time IBM i 7.5+1 comes out Java 11 will be down to only "Security Support" instead of "Active Support". IBM support for jdk8 dies April of 2025 so one might as well go to JDK17.
about 2 years ago in IBM i / JAVA 6 Delivered

Refactor->Extract Procedure - 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.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Code_refactoringEclipse already has excellent refactoring support ...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Delivered

List of installed APARs in PowerVC

Unfortunately, it is not possible to see which APARs are installed in the system and which are not installed.
almost 3 years ago in PowerVC 2 Delivered

SMB support to case insensitive

WEG is working in a project to migrate more and more applications from Windows to AIX on Power but keeping its File Server on Windows. It is clear that for AIX the SMB client file system is replacement of CIFS client. But differently than CIFS, SM...
almost 4 years ago in AIX 2 Delivered

PowerVC - attachment of all components using SSH keys

In PowerVC only storage and NovaLink has the possibility to attach them using SSH keys. For the other components, such as HMCs and fabrics it's only possible to use user/password. PowerVC should support SSH keys for all components.
over 3 years ago in PowerVC 2 Delivered

Show Graph for Cores used of BASE Capacity in PEP2.0 Inventory

In the PEP2.0 part of CMC is a inventory sheet which shows usage of core and memory in percentage of installed resources in a donut chart.We request an additional chart which shows the percentage of usage of core and memory of base resources.
over 2 years ago in Cloud Management Console 1 Delivered
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RPG refactoring ability

Would like to be able to perform refactoring on RPG code similar to the refactoring Eclipse can do with C++. Refactor > RenameRefactor > Extract Local VariableRefactor > Extract ConstantRefactor > Extract Function Use Case: Start with ...
over 11 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 15 Delivered

Support for CAA record types in bind, for AIX versions 7.1 and 7.2

Customer requested about when will be available the support for CAA record types in bind, for AIX 7.1 and 7.2 versions. They can't use the CAA record type in the current versions of AIX.
about 4 years ago in AIX 1 Delivered