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Access Client Solution Run SQL Scripts close dialog box

Within Access Client Solutions Run SQL Scripts function, exiting from the function without saving causes the "Inquiry Message" dialog to be displayed with Yes, No, and Cancel buttons available. Enhancement request is to have keyboard short cut for...
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 4 Delivered

Add Visual Explain to Run SQL Scripts

A new feature was added as part of the latest update for Rational Developer -, Run SQL Scripts i. It would be a huge benefit to have Visual Explain added to this new feature. Use Case: None
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 3 Delivered

Check for presence of folder in IFS root with same name as IASP during VARY ON process

During our recent failover the IFS situated in the IASP was not visible/accessible for the user after the VARY ON of the IASP.Fortunately I remembered this issue from my period at STG LabServices and I could correct the situation.The work around i...
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 6 Delivered

Fix CHGFCNUSG processing when prompted from the WRKFCNUSG screen

If you use option 2 (Change usage) to repeatedly update a Function ID from the Work with Function Usage screen (WRKFCNUSG) the values are not always updated properly. Use Case: Assuming that QIBM_QMTF_CLIENT_REQ_0 has DEFAULT(*DENIED) ALLOBJ(*NOTU...
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / Security 5 Delivered

Command line tools for code coverage

RDi now has tools for producing code coverage reports. We would like to see command line tools for generating these reports, so that we may run them alongside our automated unit and system tests. Use Case: Allow for code coverage reports to be pro...
about 8 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Delivered

Change default source extension to RPGLE

When you review the code coverage source the member opens up using this name patter "member.membertype.rpg". By using the RPG extension you force the user into the LPEX edit profile for RPG III syntax styling. Use Case: Just cover an SQLRPGLE prog...
over 8 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Delivered

Issuing installing IBM i 7.3 Option 1 during upgrade.

My company CM First performs upgrades for customers of their IBM i OS. In reference to the PMR above we ran into an install failure of product 5770SS1 Option 1. The failure was due to a user profile storage limit when replacing the system catalog ...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 5 Delivered

iAccess Client Solutions Default Macro Location

When saving recorded macros or running previously recorded macros, have the option to change the default from Current Session to Personal Library ( C:\Users\<username>\IBM\ClientSolutions\config_directory\IBM\iAccessClient\Emulator\ ). Use C...
about 6 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Delivered

PowerHA leaves *SYSBAS unknow

The biggest failure I have seen with PowerHa Switch or Fail over has been objects created in *SYSBAS. Most logical replication products have a tool to audit what is not being replicated. It would be great if PowerHA have an Audit tool to Compare a...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / PowerHA 4 Delivered

Global Snippets

Provide ability to have a Snippet Category containing common code all Developers can access. Instead of having to Export one set of Snippets, and have others Import those, having the ability to have one or more Categories of Snippets come from a l...
over 9 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 7 Delivered