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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 ...
about 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...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 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

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

Retain sort state of Object Table View after refresh

Please save the sort state of the Object Table View and restore it after refreshing the content of the view. Or, refresh the content, not the state, of the view. Use Case: In a long list of source members sorted by name, I am looking at a spot whe...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Delivered

IPx commands in LPEX

IPx commands in LPEX to display source prompter with the right line type, like in SEU (IPH, IPF, IPC, IPCX...) Use Case: Usefull when creating new source members
about 13 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 Delivered

NEW D-Specifications from selected text

Would like to be able to generate D-spec fields from selected text The New menu will not appear when text is selected. It seems like it would be a productivity improvement if the selected text could appear in the name input of any of the New menu ...
almost 10 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Delivered

Search/Replace (Ctrl+F) Enhancement

Highlighting a section of code and then hitting Ctrl+F would cause the highlighted text to be placed into the Find text box as a new search. Use Case: Ctrl-F causes Find/Replace to be displayed, but with the previous search in the Find text box. T...
over 13 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 8 Delivered

RUNSQLSTM MARGIN(100) fails if input record is less than 100.

RUNSQLSTM fails if SRCDTA column width is less than RUNSQLSTM MARGIN(100). Use Case: We wanted to use full statement length of QDDLSRC. 1) Copied RUNSQLSTM command to another library and changed command default to MARGIN(228). 2) CRTSRCPF QDDLSRC ...
almost 7 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Delivered

Consolidated Project View

System: Rational Developer for Power Systems ProjectActor: User needing new feature The iProject view is commonly used for development of RPG applications. Many applications have a variety of architectures that are required for development, many w...
over 10 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 8 Delivered