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Preference for date format for Object Table view

Currently the object Table view shows date-times with the spelled out day of the week first which makes it hard to read because we are usually more interested n the actual date or time.There should be a preference to set the format. This can be a ...
about 13 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Delivered

In Commands log view, set focus to command field

In the command log view, make the command the input focus by default. Or at least, F9 should always work whatever field has the focus in the view. Make the type of commands drop down a smaller size (and fixed) so the command line is bigger. Use a ...
about 13 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Delivered

Add a preference to not expand RSE tree when a member is added

I am opening this RFE on behalf of a customer Thierry Bernard (tbernard is his IBM ID). If a new member as a result of ALT+SHIFT+N, allow the user to choose if he/she wants an expansion in the RSE tree. This can be added as Preference. Use Case: 1...
about 13 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Delivered

Auto-Caps in DSPF

The parser knows that the field name and/or keywords need to be in caps; why doesn't the editor put them in caps. Use Case: enter field name in lower case and see that editor converts it to uppercase.
about 13 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Delivered

need to define subfield instead of substring for sql function display_journal

qsys2.display_journal returns as a blob a file record format (say: a structure) that include all types of subfields. today, we only can extract CHAR fields with the substring function. example: cast(cast(substring(entry_data, 155, 18) as char(18)...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Delivered

Allow save of returned values of SQL scripts

I would like to have the possibility to save the result of a SQL script to txt,csv,xls,... which was run in IBM i Access Client Solutions / run SQL scripts Use Case: Currently the returned values are only displayed, but there is no option to save ...
about 8 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 5 Delivered

Add the ability to expand/collapse the list in Outllne View

Add the ability to expand and collapse the outline view list.Currently it shows as one list and if many items are in the list you have to scroll to find the item you are looking for. Use Case: When in the workspace and the outline view is showing ...
over 12 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 6 Delivered

Add the ability to compare iproject members

Allow the ability to use the compare tooling - both LPEX and text - with iProjects and also between different workspaces. Use Case: I have more than one workspace and each has a version of the source member. I do not want to push to the IBM i beca...
over 12 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Delivered

German Help shows Italian headings and outline

When pressing F1 ind lpex session and help shows up you get Italian headings and outline in the German help texts. Fix is available for RAD but not for RDP. Problem is not urgent but annoying ... Use Case: see description
over 12 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Delivered

Add library column to RSE Show in Table Work with objects.

When creating a work with objects filter in RSE, you may have the same object name in multiple libraries. But library is not an available column when using the Show in Table option, even though it is a property viewable by right clicking. This is ...
about 12 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 Delivered