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Configure different System libraries in Library list (Chgsyslibl)

Have the option to configure different System libraries in Library list (Chgsyslibl) for different connections. Use Case: Different application require different Library list and also different System libraries in Library list (Chgsyslibl)
over 11 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 Not under consideration

Support edit codes 5-9 in Screen Designer

We use edit code 8 and 9 for period and date formatiing.In SDA and CODE Designer, these user defined edit code are properly supported and show the actual space the field will take. In Screen Designer, the field is shorter than what will be actuall...
over 11 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 Not under consideration

RTL Hebrew support in "Screen Designer" editor.

When adding "Text Constant" field in Hebrew, the text is displayed in LTR instead of RTL. Use Case: 1. In the RDP, Open a *.dspf file using "Screen Designer" editor.2. From the Palette pane select "Text Constant".3. Add the "Text Constant" to the ...
over 11 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 Not under consideration

CHGASPACT *SUSPEND / if it fails, need info about blocking processes / jobs

Hi in order to do a flashcopy while active we use to to a chgaspact aspdev(*sysbas) option(*suspend) ssptimo(60) ssptimoacn(*END) On some customer systems this fails even with a second try with 90 seconds. The problem is, there is no information w...
4 months ago in IBM i / Core OS 1 Functionality already exists

"Linked paging": enhanced content paging

Scenario: pressing CTRL+2 in an open window opens another window into the same member. The PageUp and PageDown keys page in the window where the cursor's located, not in any other window. Proposed enhancement: an option that would page across mult...
9 months ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Not under consideration

Support DEC keyword to declare Decimal variables

There is a need to support the DEC keyword when defining decimal variables in RPG IV. It would match both SQL and all other HLL on the system. I understand perhaps the implementation of FIXNBR(*INPUTPACKED) contributed to the decision to use Packe...
9 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 Not under consideration

Enhance POSDBF CL command to support same features as POSITION parameter of OVRDBF

When using CL, the OVRDBF can be used to get to the specific record in a file using its POSITION parameter. But once the CL RCVF is run, the file is open and OVRDBF's POSITION cannot be used, obviously. The POSDBF command can be used but it only a...
9 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration

CPYFRMIMPF support MBROPT(*UPDADD) for temporal tables

It is a very common occurrence that I receive an Excel file containing new data (e.g. new pricing from accounting). This data needs to be imported into Db2, replacing the existing data. They don't send me the complete data, only change data that h...
9 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Future consideration

Allow ACS to run macros in silent mode

The idea is to allow ACS to run macros from command line. This could allow to run some processes on IBM i with just SSH or maybe Ansible calls, without using VNC.
9 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Not under consideration

RPGLE - Prevent using Data Structure as a field

The attached file contains a subset of code with data structure definitions and code using the data structures. RPGLE will allow you to reference the data structure name and treat it like a character field and compile it successfully. I cannot t...
9 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 Future consideration