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IBM i

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Add Compare/Merge API that ignores source sequence/dates

Probably the single most requested RDi function that customers ask for is the ability to do compare/merge of source members without impacting existing source sequence/dates - we cannot provide this ability without help from Eclipse/IBM, to either ...
about 1 month ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Future consideration

Add native 2FA and/or MFA for 5250 and other interfaces to data

Data security insurance and other requirements are requesting Two Factor Authentication or Multi Factor Authentication access to data.
3 months ago in IBM i / Security 2 Future consideration

Display fields and/or structures defined with TEMPLATE differently in the outline.

It's nice to know that a data element is a "data type" or "template" rather than usable storage. Also, if you have the knowledge available during editing, don't suggest TEMPLATE items in calculations. They're OK for like() and likeds(), %size(), t...
about 1 month ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Future consideration

Consolidate documentation for Services and documentation for the system catalog into one area.

Instead of placing the documentation for IBM i Services underneath "Performance and query optimization" move it to "Db2 for i catalog views". Take these links: Db2® for i Services: https://www.ibm.com/docs/en/i/7.5?topic=optimization-db2-i-service...
7 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 9 Future consideration

Add API for Debug (Set Service Entry Point) actions in RDi

One of the most common requests we have for customers is the ability to do the Set Service Entry Point action from within our plugin - we cannot provide this ability without help from IBM, to either document an existing public interface or provide...
about 1 month ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Future consideration

Using SYSTOOLS.GENERATE_SPREADSHEET to export data to excel, using an existing excel template.

Be able to use an excel template, SPREADSHEET_TEMPLATE, to put the generated data in, setting sheet SPREADSHEET_SHEET and cell SPREADSHEET_CELL where to start put the data.
2 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Future consideration
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Develop Visual Studio Code Extension for RPG

Visual studio code is one of the most code editor used all around the world. What I want is an extension for Visual Studio Code to use it as RPG Editor. You could implement one of this extension: https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/items?itemName...
about 3 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 18 Future consideration

Provide a CTL-OPT keyword to prohibit or issue a compiler warning when 6 char dates are used in RPG programs that will not work after 2039

dsply %date('010140':*mdy0) ; it will show DSPLY 1940-01-01 which is wrong. At least issue a compiler warning.
about 1 month ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 Future consideration

Enhance or create a new DB2 Service IFS Save Files

Need the ability to see the details of a save file that contains IFS objects so that we can programmatically act on what is inside the save file. For example: CRTSAVF FILE(yourlib/yoursavf)SAV DEV('/qsys.lib/yourlib.lib/yoursavf.file') OBJ(('/home...
3 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Future consideration

Concealing Password on the ADDSVRAUTE Screen

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