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IBM i

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For fully free RPG provide support for program described printer files

Provide support for program described printer files. Since in fully free RPG there is no support for output specification, please change the WRITE op-code to direct coutput to non external described printer files. The PRTCTL keyword for line spaci...
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 Not under consideration

Block Paste without realigning code

There is a capability in RDI to do a select on a block of code(Alt+R). There is a need for the capability to do a block paste at the selected target that is basically a block replace/overlay or insert without re-aligning the copied block to other ...
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 Not under consideration

possibility to specify what decimal character %char() should use

I'm missing the possibility to specify what decimal character should be used in %char() overriding the control specification DECEDIT keyword. The standard european character is comma instead of point. But sometimes when generating CSV or XML files...
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 Not under consideration

Allow prioritisation of DNS MX record over A record for SMTP server.

Product - SMTP server, presumably part of 5770TC1. We have a situation where a destination DNS resolves to loopback and it causes QMSF to crash. It turns out that the A record has 127.0.0.1 as it's address and the MX record has the correct address...
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / Networking 5 Not under consideration

Rational Developer for i Backspace & Paste behavior in Replace mode

While in Replace mode(Insert key toggle in US) editing a source member, using the Paste function shifts characters following the block to the right while the expected behavior would be to replace a corresponding volume of characters. While in Inse...
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Not under consideration

Icons for Access Client Solutions file types

Please set or provide separate icons for .dtfx, .dttx, and .hod/.bchx file types. Use Case: We open saved transfers and sessions from Windows Explorer all the time. Visually distinguishing downloads from sessions, downloads from uploads, etc., wou...
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 3 Not under consideration

Access Client Solution paste formatting error

Using the ACS 5250 emulator and editing a source member, performed a selection with the cursor keys then pressed Ctrl+X to cut then repositioned cursor to perform Ctrl+V to paste. A blank line within the copy block caused everything after the blan...
about 8 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 5 Not under consideration

Save Remote Scratchpad Entries

Saving of the remote scratch pad entries will help navigate code more effectively . Use Case: Every time the editor restarts all the entries are lost. it would be a good feature to add an ability to save them to a list.
about 8 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Not under consideration

Control lifetime of RDi TCP/IP connection

Provide the ability to control the lifetime of the TCP/IP connection to a server. The default seems too short, and leads to a frustrating experience when you find out the connection has dropped from inactivity. Use Case: Allow the lifetime of a se...
about 8 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Not under consideration

New RPG built-in function %RESET.

The %RESET built-in function can be used to query or set the reset value for a field. Use Case: IF %RESET(myField) <> myField;// myField is changedENDIF; // Assign new reset value.%RESET(myField) = *ZERO;
about 8 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Not under consideration