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IBM i ACS - Run SQL scripts adding Display as Hotspots, like in 5250 Emulation

When developing SQL scripts IBM allows you to add comments. In many cases I add HTTP links as comment. Currently RSS does not recognize them as URL Hotspots. Would it not be great when adding URLs as comments that you could use them without havin...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 3 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

Pre-install ACS Client on IBM i IFS for use by IBM i

As the ACS product can be run natively by IBM i, then it would be ideal if it was automatically installed in one standard place on the system by default. Use Case: Using the IBM ACS client to (acsbundle.jar) to transfer / translate a Db2 for i fil...
about 5 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 6 Delivered

Support of Java versions on IBM i beyond Java 8

Java 8 has been the last supported version for 5 years now. It looks like there are no considerations to support version after 8 on IBM i (at least I don't find any information about it). IBM i should also support more recent versions of Java. Use...
about 4 years ago in IBM i / JAVA 7 Delivered

QSYS2.JVM_INFO Timeout for bad JVMs

Hello, we are using the qsys2.jvm_info view very frequently. But there is an issue if one or more jvms running on the system are, for example, looping, blocked or any other other bad state but the jvms are not terminating.The select call to qsys2....
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Delivered

Requested porting of SYSTOOLS.JSON_UPDATE in QSYS

Since we are using the systools.JSON_UPDATE function which is not supported we would need to be able to bring it into QSYS so that we can keep the functionality of our programs in the future Use Case: in our rpgle program we need to be able to joi...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Delivered

Boolean data type in Db2

The boolean datatype seam to be standard in other major database, so it will be a good opportunity to also have bool as a native type in DB2. I know you can use CREATE TYPE BOOL to make you own implementation, however it will not allow direct logi...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 4 Delivered

support for mac in rdp

i want to be able to run the RDP on my mac native. Use Case: today the rdp has to be run in a virtual machine running windows in my mac. this prevents me from going over to mac.
almost 13 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 11 Delivered

Allow Navigator for i to use SSL/TLS Host Server ports

Closing/Restricting the Host Server ports to be SSL/TLS only breaks the Navigator for i login page. I was able to point the sign-on server port(8476) to service "as-signon-s" to force it over, but I would like a supported method of doing this to b...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / System Management 6 Delivered

Template sessions in iACS session manager

Provide the ability to establish a template session in the iACS session manager. New display & printer sessions would be based on this template session so that a standardized (user or enterprise) set of parameters would be used. All session pa...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 5 Delivered