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Allow selection of multiple items in screen designer

In CODE/Designer you can lasso many items on the panel you are designing and do things with them, like move, duplicate, DELETE or change a COLOR ATTRIBUTE. Use Case: Use CODE/Designer and attempt to lasso many items and then delete or change the c...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Not under consideration

Same name for RPG built-in Functions and SQL functions.

I don't understand why some functions present in RPG and SQL have different name. For example, %TRIMR and RTRIM, %TRIML and LTRIM, %SUBST and SUBSTR. Please, create an RPG alias equal to SQL name. Use Case: Every time I use thats built-in function...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 Not under consideration

PDF/A urgently needed!!

We really urgently need the possibility to create PDF/A documents as defined in ISO standard, because of our huge PDF archive (3500 PDF files daily). If we want to to store PDF documents in archive for 10 years(10y x 270 days x 3500 PDFs), we must...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Print 8 Future consideration

Access Client Solutions missing Windows program group shortcut

I'm submitting on behalf of customer's request.Customer questioned the Access Client Solutions shortcut not appearing in the list of programs on the Start Menu under “I” for IBM or within the "Add/Remove program" in Windows Control Panel. Use Case...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 2 Not under consideration

RDi Outline view separate Include values

Within RDi v9.5, the Outline view shows groups of Files, Data Structures, Fields, Constants, Indicators, etc. however when using modular development techniques with Copy/Include members there's no way to segregate these elements from the core sour...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 7 Not under consideration

Debug unicode data

Not able to view the contents of Unicode fields within debug interfaces Use Case: When using STRDBG or System Debugger GUI to view the contents of Unicode fields (CCSID 13488) replacement characters are shown rather than the true value of the Unic...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 8 Not under consideration

C++ fstream should return relative record for DB2 PF-SRC when using tellg() method.

The C++ class ifstream supports both IFS files as well as IBM i Db2 database files, and specifically Db2 Source Physical File Members as "text files". ifstream f("/home/cozzi/file.txt");is treated via the interface the same as:ifstream f("/
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Languages - Other 10 Not under consideration

Suggestions for note 624745106 related with RST command

Recently we've tried to use RST command in order to restore an object previously saved in the same system when it was being stored at *SYSBAS, but now the current path of the same object involves a *SYMLNK that redirects to an iASP. The purpose of...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Save and Restore 6 Not under consideration

System i native support for MS-SQL Server Connection

Native Support for System i to connect to MS-SQL Server using the remote Database entry (ADDRDBDIRE).Connection should support SELECT, UPDATE, INSERT to provide a possibility for data exchange.There are exists a lot of open souce tools which works...
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 6 Not under consideration

IBM i Access for Windows Support for Windows 10

We want IBM i Access for Windows to continue using with Windows 10. IBM Client Solutions is not an option because JAVA based. Use Case: We want to install any Java-based software on the clients. Moreover, we want to use the Operations navigator wi...
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 4 Not under consideration