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Refactor->Extract Constant - for ILE RPG

Code Refactoring is a well known software best practice that involves improving the structure of existing computer code while preserving its behaviour. already has excellent refactoring support ...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Delivered

Display Module Information not available for objects compiled from IFS source

Enhancements have been made to support RPGLE and CLLE sources on the ifs. When compiling from the ifs, the source information seems not to be stored with the object. When I do a DSPMOD for an ifs compiled object, I don't see source info. This is a...
about 8 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 10 Delivered

Prompt for download location for IFS in iACS

Would like to have an option to present a pop up for download location, in addition to the settings currently in Preferences, when selecting a file to download from the Integrated File System (IFS) interface. Use Case: Users typically download IFS...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 3 Delivered

IBM i ACS Run SQL Scripts copy/paste column headings

Add the ability to copy and paste from the results including column headings.The ability to copy and paste the data from the results is very convenient. But without the column headings the data is meaningless in most cases.My workaround is to save...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 7 Delivered

IBM i Services for defective PTFs installed

Currently the Must Gather Tool has an option for checking for any installed defective PTF's on an LPAR. The output of this is a spoolfile, which does more belong to the time when we still used the term AS/400 Use Case: An IBM i DB2 for i Services ...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Delivered

ACS Change or add New Nav for i

I use ACS a lot. and I have connections to lots of partitions. It would be nice if the 'Navigator for i' could be changed to New Nav for i or Nav4i. If not can it be added to the 'Hardware Management Interface' (which could also be renamed). If so...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 2 Delivered

Abillity to specify the From Address in SNDSMTPEMM

Currently there is now option in SNDSMTPEMM to specify a From Address like the QtmmSendMail API using a mime file is able to. When many different users are sending emails from the system it will use the current users alias, but this is not accepta...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Networking 5 Delivered

SSH key passphrases/agent support in ACS

ACS only supports passwords and keys without a passphrase. It would be ideal to have SSH keys that are protected by a passphrase, but ACS doesn't support that. Furthermore, even if passphrases are supported, supporting an agent would be even bette...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 3 Delivered

Null capable fields

When working with ACS Run SQL script we noticed that null capable fields with the value null are presented as fields containing the character "-". If a field does contain the character "-" you can not tell the difference. Use Case: We had an issue...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 11 Delivered

Trim Leading Spaces when joining lines (alt-J)

Being able to join lines with alt-J is very nice. It would be preferable if the join would trim off leading spaces of what is being joined and possibly add a single space so the join doesn't but up directly against the last character of the line y...
almost 9 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 8 Delivered