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118 VOTE

For RPG extend array capabilities

Extend arrays and data-structure arrays to be really dynamic without having to use base pointer and memory allocation. Without having to give number of max elements in dim(), e.g. dim(*varying) or dim(*dynamic) or dim(*automatic).Provide functiona...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 9 Delivered
117 VOTE

Function to indent/format existing code similar to how "Source/Convert All to Free-Form" works now

Would like to see a function to indent/format existing code. Could work similarly to how "Source/Convert All to Free-Form" works now, as well as "Convert Selection to Free-Form. on the context menu.This "Indent" function would naturally only apply...
almost 13 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 24 Delivered
114 VOTE

powervc support sr-iov vnic via HMC

Many banking clients want to use sr-iov and PowerVC, but they donot want NovaLink, because they have HMCs. So they want PowerVC can support SR-IOV via HMC.
over 6 years ago in PowerVC 3 Delivered
112 VOTE

Provide an %UPPER and %LOWER bif

It would be helpful to have an easier and more robust way to change the case of characters from upper to lower or lower to upper. The current method is to use the %XLATE function, but the usual way that this is coded (just using the main 26 letter...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 17 Delivered
105 VOTE

Maintenance capabilities for vNIC Failover

In order to make preparations for maintenance activities (e.g. VIOS updates) more efficient in setups with vNIC failover, it would be helpful to have a new HMC capability that allows to switch all active backing devices from a selected VIOS to the...
almost 5 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Delivered
100 VOTE

Enhance to the HMC remote restart task to allow a restart while in or after transitioning through an incomplete state

Development has completed their review and confirmed that the current remote restart design does not allow for restart after transitioning through or in an "incomplete" state until the data can be refreshed. They would like to enhance the design t...
almost 5 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Delivered

Provide %InList Built In Function

Provide a new BIF %InList() or %OrList() to check if a variable's value exit in list. Use Case: Dcl-S MyState Char(2) Inz('CA') If %InList(MyVar : 'CA' : 'NV': 'AZ': 'NM': 'NY'); do somethingEndIf; Or If %InList(MyVar : ',' : 'CA,NV,AZ,NM,NY'); //...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 15 Delivered

F8 to recall commands like F9 does on 5250 Command line but in the opposite direction

This is a really simple request, one so basic I'm almost embarrassed to ask but it has been irritating me now for over 30 years so please bear with me ;-) I believe that from day one of OS/400 you have been able to press F9 to recall previously en...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 9 Delivered

ODBC driver for MAC Os in iAccess Client Solution

Various customers ask us for the availibility of a ODBC driver to connect to Ibm i from a MacOs environment. Use Case: A top or directional user who use MacOs on their laptop, with Microsoft Office Excel pivot who need to be updated from an Ibm i ...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 7 Delivered

AIX ftpd to use ciphers that need ECDH key exchange

To use FTP in a secure way, the ftpd daemon may use openssl ciphers (FTPS). But modern TLS 1.3 ciphers provided by openssl 1.1 using ECDH key exchange are not possible to be used with the ftpd. These new ciphers should be supported by the ftpd.
almost 3 years ago in AIX 2 Delivered