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hope to use IMPLICITLY HIDDEN GENERATED TIMESTAMP field track record change, UDB and MySQL have this function

Customer want to use IMPLICITLY HIDDEN GENERATED TIMESTAMP field track record change, UDB and MySQL have this function. In UDB, they can do this by: alter table <tabname> add UPDATETIME TIMESTAMP NOT NULL IMPLICITLY HIDDEN GENERATED ALWAYS F...
about 5 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Delivered

IBM RDi 9.5 RPG, Cobol Provide RSE port number parameter in eclipse.ini

Rational Developer for i 9.5 (SP2) is installed in a Citrix environment. We noticed that occasionally developers encounter a TCP port collision for Rational Developer (Remote Systems Explorer) or RSE component. Error message RSEC2201:E is issued w...
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Delivered

Default the same location to the open path of the SQL script

The ACS Run SQL Scripts tool saves the last location of the last save of scripts, which is fine to a point. The ablilty to save results to a file also defaults to this same location. Please change the product in one of two ways. 1. Default the fil...
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 3 Delivered

Allow comment/uncomment of a block of selected code

Allow for the comment or uncomment of a selected block of code. Use Case: User selects a block of code.System provides pop-up menu to comment/uncomment selected code.Comment characters are added/removed on selected lines.
about 13 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Delivered

Action openRPGDeclaration (f3) should work with variables as well

Currently the openRPGDeclaration (shortcut F3) only works for Procedures and subroutines. It should also work for other declarations such as variables and structures (and maybe files). Use Case: When working in the code I notice that I should make...
about 13 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 9 Delivered

Display last spool file for User actions

In PDM we have user actions that use DSP commands to get some information on a object, such as DSPFD, DSPFFD, etc. Some of these have equivalents in RD Power but others do not.One way to support them all would be to add an option in a user action ...
about 13 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 6 Delivered

ACS Printer Output Date Time enhancement

In IBM i Access Client Solutions (ACS), Printer Output module, the creation date and time are separate columns. Also, the date and time are being translated to another timezone and do not match the create date and time on the wrksplf application. ...
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 3 Delivered

CRTBNDRPG should additionally support CCSID parameter

Eclipse Orion and Git now support RPG Source located in IFS, which will be tagged with CCSID 1208 or UTF-8 as default. On the other hand, the RPG compiler (CRTBNDRPG command) doesn't support CCSID parameter and is not compatible with IFS located R...
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 Delivered

WebQuery sort order for Filter in IA-Reports

In InfoAssist-Reports (fex-files) it is not possible to define a sort order for Filters. It is only available in HTML-Reports but not in Info Assist.A option to define a sort order would be very useful. Use Case: In InfoAssist-Reports (fex-files) ...
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / Db2 Web Query 6 Delivered

ACS Java Process Kill Daemon on Citrix Servers

Hello everybody I would like to mention a problem I am facing and discover right now , in the middle of a migration project , here in Piraeus Bank Greece. We have a variety of Power i Host Systems such as E880 P8 V7R3 – S824 etc. We are using ACS ...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 4 Delivered