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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

LDAP client - cache additional attributes

Hi,I'd like to be able to cache more attributes in secldapclntd's cache than just the OS-defined user attributes like gecos, shell, ...My use case is that I have a script that currently looks up in LDAP (lsldap -a passwd <username>) for SSH ...
almost 3 years ago in AIX 1 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 https://www.ibmilug.ihost.com/commonag/treqs.nsf/9c76f872792db457862573af004e1b49/15e2bf03abc04e6486257611000cc6cd?Ope...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 7 Delivered

Make %subst and %len operate on characters for UTF-8 and UTF-16

Since V7R2 RPG supports UTF-8 and UTF-16 data. That is very nice, however, its usefulness is limited by the fact that %len and %subst operate on bytes instead of characters. That makes it practically impossible to process a UTF-8 of UTF-16 string ...
almost 4 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 4 Delivered

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