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Cursor Issues in LPEX editor V9.8 on Mac

There are multiple issues with cursor positioning in the LPEX editor on a Mac in version 9.8. These issues make using the product virtually unusable. Ending charactrs are not displayed when editing CL source, Editing RPG source is hit or miss on w...
10 months ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Is a defect

ESS: License keys

Trying to order keys for IBM i 7.4.Go to ESS. Enter machine type and serial number. Tell it 7.4. See list of software including BRMS. Ask to "View Keysheet". Several products not included on the keysheet. Revise to only select BRMS. Ask to view ke...
almost 5 years ago in IBM i / Install and Upgrade and Licensing 2 Is a defect

HMC V10R2 - Serviceable events icon panel shows past closed events as open

Hi, We are currently running V10R2M1040. Like very much the new UI after upgrading from V9. Have noticed a few 'quirks' though, one being the following: When clicking on the spanner icon in the top right of the header, it opens the Serviceable eve...
11 months ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Is a defect

Omit PTFs

My team believed that the OMIT parameter in GO PTF + Option 8 would remove the PTFs from products that I did not want to be installed, but this parameter does not do this. That is, nothing is removed, and all PTFs are installed. Use Case: The impa...
about 3 years ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 6 Is a defect

Do not duplicate format identifier during CRTDUPOBJ processing

On the CRTDUPOBJ command there is an option to duplicate file identifers (FILEID). If set to *NO this will create unique file and member identifiers for the new object but will retain the format identifier. This format identifier makes the objects...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Is a defect

Correct accuracy of inline error location in ILE C compiler for SQL

When using SQL to create a User Defined Function, the RUNSQLSTM and other interfaces generate C source code and compile it. When the developer also uses the INCLUDE statement in that same code, to pull in some "inline C" code, when there are error...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Is a defect

Red flash and text "RMC connection: None?

HMC Version 9 Release 1 Service pack 931Client has a red flash on all IBM i partitions and the text “RMC connection: None” As I understand only VIOS, AIX and Linux is using RMC connections and not IBM i, so it is very misleading to have the red fl...
over 4 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Is a defect

HMC: Show partial processors

All Systems, RACK3,PartitionsTable View I clicked the icon off to the right to add Processor Allocated. However it only shows full processor allocations. Most of my lpars are subprocessor.I tried to use the export to export this list to a CSV but ...
almost 6 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Is a defect

DLTIMGCLG -- disks goes 100% busy

Deleting an image catalog and its related IFS.files using this command DLTIMGCLG IMGCLG(myImgClg) KEEP(*NO) causes the disks to be 100% busy. This simply kills the system, putting everything to a halt. And it can not be interrupted once started. I...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Install and Upgrade and Licensing 2 Is a defect

Outline not showing modified marker on fields using assignment operators

Fields modified using (at least) += are not showing in the outline as being modified "line# (m)". Use Case: I have Live outline on. See sample images for references.
about 10 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 7 Is a defect