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RDI: Content assist can not show fields in data structures with more than 2 levels

In RDI you can normally use content assistent ( ctrl+space) to select a field from a list of fields. This works ok for data structures with 2 levels but if you have 3 or more it doesn't work. Example:dcl-ds myDS1 qualified; field1 like(myField1); ...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 Future consideration

Add IFS file encryption/decryption support

Add OS support for transparent encryption/decryption of stream files in the IFS On the database side, IBM provided corresponding tooling when it introduced Db2 for i field procedures in IBM i 7.1. Field procedures allow Db2 data to be transparentl...
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / Security 8 Future consideration

Determine CCSID depending on content of the file

One of the big challenges when receiving text files via FTP etc from external sources is to determine what CCSID it is encoded in. By default 1252 or 819 is used but often it should be 1208 ( UTF-8 ) instead. Especially when it is XML-files. If th...
about 4 years ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 12 Not under consideration

IBM i OpenCV

In order to make effective use of python on IBM i, porting of OpenCV, which is growing in demand, is required Use Case: Improve business efficiency by performing systematic customer recognition using face recognition and systematic product inspect...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 2 Future consideration

Have iACS IFS list files with an attribute of *SAVF as .savf and not .file

I am trying to use iACS to copy /qsys.lib/mylib.lib/mysavf.savfbut it thinks it of it only as mysavf.file. When I use ftp it thinks of it as .savf and I'd like iACS IFS to function that way also.In FTP I can do this from IBM i:ftp myibminamefmt 1c...
almost 5 years ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 1 Not under consideration

IBMi request new Kerberos ticket

With Enterprise Identity Mapping (EIM) and Kerberos, Windows clients can authenticate to IBMi without supplying a user and password. When the client connects, it supplies IBMi with a Kerberos ticket for authentication. A Kerberos ticket has a fixe...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Security 5 Not under consideration

Allow DTAARA in subprocedures

When reviewing programming standards and the move to lineair main modules (instead of the cycle) it became clear that there are some limitations like the use of data areas in sub procedures. Use Case: Defining a data area in a subprocedure (main) ...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 Future consideration

Provide *NODEBUGSQL control option

Provide a *NODEBUGSQL control option similar to *NODEBUGIO (or included it in the same option). Use Case: This option will allow faster and easier debugging of programs with embedded SQL by skipping the underlying instructions in step-by-step mode.
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 6 Not under consideration

Display Unicode variable in the DDS conception perspective

We are transforming character variable to unicode variable. If I want to change the screen in the DDS conception perspective on RDI, It doesn't show variable correctly CCSID(1200 *MIN). You have to go in the Source. No really friendly... Use Case:...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Future consideration

IBM should "open source" the source code for LPPs when they are withdrawn from marketing

Over the years, I have seen several IBM LPPs for OS/400 (now IBM i) that were withdrawn from marketing and eventually had support dropped -- for whatever reasons. I think it would be a great way for IBM to educate the world on how to build robust ...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 3 Not under consideration