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IBM i

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Provide capability to run ssh service when in restricted state

ssh is required to support automation of the system via Ansible. If the system is ended to a restricted state to perform certain operations (e.g. system save) automation cannot be used to control or manage the operation. Similarly, if the system i...
8 months ago in IBM i / System Management 2 Submitted

Enhanced dynamic switch the collections for IWS REST-SQL services

The current IWS REST-SQL service does not support a multi-schema environment and cannot dynamically switch libraries (schemas, collections) referenced by SQL statements.
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Web Serving 2 Future consideration

Implementation of restore function that does not change the state of the access path

We would like you to implement the restore function that does not change the state of the access path by implicitly shared access paths. Our customers are having trouble getting their program to do something unexpected by save and restore. We wou...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 6 Not under consideration

Edit files in IFS using Navigator for i or ACS

After we installed the latest PTF's, the old Heritage IBM navigator for i has been disabled. Just about every week we EDIT a lot of files in the root file system and we used to be able to do this through the Heritage version. The only file system ...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / System Management 3 Future consideration

Concealing Password on the ADDSVRAUTE Screen

To not reveal a password to onlookers when setting up a secure DDM environment.
8 months ago in IBM i / Security 2 Future consideration

Add .ignore file to i Project

Add a .ignore file (similar to the Git .gitignore file or the svn:ignore property) so that the developer can specify files or members that must be ignored by the Remote Reconciler. That would be very useful if a developer stores multiple i Project...
8 months ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Future consideration

SQLRPGLE precompiler - allow usage of large VARCHARS by interpreting the same as SQLTYPE(CLOB)

Currently you cannot use large RPGLE VARCHARs (length >= 32705) in EXEC SQL statements. I suggest updating the SQL precompiler and SQL processing so that they can be. This would remove the need for defining SQLTYPE(CLOB) in new programs, VARCHA...
12 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Future consideration

Support folders in iACS session manager

Provide the ability to create folders & sub-folders in the iACS session manager to allow better organization of display & printer sessions. Use Case: In situation where there are large number of display & printer sessions, it would be ...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 7 Not under consideration

UUID datatype for IBMi

A UUID is a Universally Unique Identifier, meaning that these identifiers are unique over your whole DB; even better unique" across space and time". UUID's are stored in 128bit format and follow a standarized format (rfc4122) This makes the type a...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 5 Future consideration

Bring back and improve Snippets in RDi

The Snippets view has been removed from RDi since version 9.8. Also the export, export for automatic distribution and import of Snippets was removed. Please bring back Snippets and improve them by adding "light scripting" or at least conditional c...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Future consideration