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Request for Data Transfer Request Files's endcoding of IBM i Access Client Solutions(ACS)

BackgroundBecause of customer's security management reason,we are providing an arrangement that logs data transfer information by referring to Data Transfer Request Files.・Information logged are IP adress or system name,library and table name.That...
about 8 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 8 Delivered

Add COBOL Code Coverage to RDp

I would like to see the COBOL Code Coverage that is currently part of RDz be added to the functionality in RDp since they share technology and we are trying to enhance our development methods. Use Case: System: Place Mutual Fund Order ApplicationA...
over 12 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 6 Delivered

Syntax highlighter for UIM Source

Probably silly, but I'd like to have at least a minimal syntax highlighter for UIM source. I personally use a lot of UIM and just seeing the language tags different than the rest of the text would be nice. When editing UIM source code that support...
over 8 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Delivered

Please stop prompting the command when copying members.

When copying source members from one file to another, do not prompt the CPYSRCF command for every member. Use Case: When I drag one or more members from one file to another (like from object table to remote systems view), the CPYSRCF command promp...
about 13 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 6 Delivered

Push To Client not saving customization of perspectives

Customization of perspectives (adding/removing menus, buttons, etc) is not saved/published when using the Push To Client feature. Use Case: Push-to-Client is a great feature for simplifying the roll-out of standard configuration and perspective cu...
over 8 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Delivered

Modify RDp to support an SSL debug session

It would be helpful to provide support for debug sessions running under SSL. Use Case: A good example is debugging a program that handles personal information, such as credit card number, after decryption. Duing a debug session, the information is...
about 13 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Delivered

Save Defines through Verify Options with same session

Save Defines set in Verify (Options) with the current session.Now, you must reset the defines every time you access Verify (Options) even with he same session. Use Case: System: Verifying code in RPGLE sourceActor: Customer Use cases for the syste...
over 13 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 6 Delivered

Document/Define variables available in RPGLE Code Templates

See it turns out that ${user} and ${date} and ${year} work. as well as the documented ${cursor}. ${file} does not work. What other...
over 9 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Delivered

When inserting RPGLE blank line, Tab key should use free-form tabs

RDi 9.1: When a blank line is inserted after a blank line (by pressing Enter), the Tab key is using tab stops at every tenth column (where did these come from?), instead of my free-form tab stops (every 3 columns). Since most of the code I write i...
almost 10 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 Delivered

RDi 9.0.1 Outline View - "Output" section

Would like to have a section added to the outline tree (i.e. "Output Section") so user can jump directly to Output specs in LPex. Also could add the Output fields to the "Fields" section (i.e. "line# (O)) to identify that the field is in the Outpu...
almost 10 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 6 Delivered