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Enable Job Description to be defined on Printer Device Description

When a print writer is started there is no option to specify a job description. There are three supplied job descriptions:QSPLPRTW - used for all local and LAN Writers QSPLAFPW - used for local and LAN writers for IPDS printers configured with AFP...
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / Print 4 Future consideration

Add ability to "bind specific" most TCP/IP servers and clients

When I serve up multiple TCP/IP interfaces (IBM i itself and the numerous Domino, WAS, etc it also supports) I would like the ability to "bind specific" many of the servers and clients such as telnet, ftp, CIMOM, etc.Numerous security issues:- Net...
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / Networking 11 Not under consideration

RDi CL formatting for declaring variables with defined storage

Add a preference to indent DCL statements for variables with STG(*DEFINED). Use Case: Declare an incoming parameter for a qualified object and then declare the object name and library. With the indentation it would look similar to the following: d...
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Not under consideration

Save Remote Scratchpad Entries

Saving of the remote scratch pad entries will help navigate code more effectively . Use Case: Every time the editor restarts all the entries are lost. it would be a good feature to add an ability to save them to a list.
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Not under consideration

Make find option similar to find as we know it from web browsers

I keep hitting the scroll wheel on my mouse after doing a search in RDi and to my big frustration the scroll wheel affects find history instead of the source. There is also the part where you search for something in the Source and you want to high...
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Not under consideration

Add 'command' action to Lpex Editor Actions

Add a new Lpex Editor Action: 'command' Use Case: Lpex Editor Actions allow us to attach an Lpex function to a keyboard shortcut or mouse click. There are some simple commands, like trim, which can't easily be attached to a keyboard shortcut. If t...
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Not under consideration

Newer version of the binaries for the zip/unzip utility added to aixtoolkit site

Customer request newer version of the open-source zip/unzip utility support and request to have an RFE submitted to get the binary the aix toolkit website.Please don?t close the case until you submit the RFE. Use Case: Newer version of ...
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Not under consideration

Template fields generate erroneous RNF7031

I always clean up unused variables before program implementation and when I double click on the Error List tab in RDi after compiling a program, each template field is followed by "RNF7031: The name or indicator <field name> is not reference...
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 6 Is a defect

Allow Include/Exclude of unused fields in outline view

Providing a toggle to show only referenced or only unreferenced fields would be a great time-saver when reviewing/debugging a program source. Use Case: Using data structure i/o, if you reference a table column without the ds qualification, it will...
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Not under consideration

LPEX-Allow different colors for each level of Block Nesting

When using the 'Show Block Nesting' feature, allow different colors to be used for the different levels of block nesting. In the preferences add the ability to specify different colors for each of the available 5 levels of block nesting. Use Case:...
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Not under consideration