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IBM i

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PCO support for iAccess

Desired Function: Text Assist that works in the same manner as PCOMM when running DTM for iSeries (3rd party product) The specific commands WRKDTMDOC & EDTDTMDOC were originally reported as not working, but none of the commands will work until...
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Not under consideration

Allow prioritisation of DNS MX record over A record for SMTP server.

Product - SMTP server, presumably part of 5770TC1. We have a situation where a destination DNS resolves to loopback and it causes QMSF to crash. It turns out that the A record has 127.0.0.1 as it's address and the MX record has the correct address...
about 8 years ago in IBM i / Networking 5 Not under consideration

possibility to specify what decimal character %char() should use

I'm missing the possibility to specify what decimal character should be used in %char() overriding the control specification DECEDIT keyword. The standard european character is comma instead of point. But sometimes when generating CSV or XML files...
about 8 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 Not under consideration

Rational Developer for i Backspace & Paste behavior in Replace mode

While in Replace mode(Insert key toggle in US) editing a source member, using the Paste function shifts characters following the block to the right while the expected behavior would be to replace a corresponding volume of characters. While in Inse...
about 8 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Not under consideration

Create BIF to move a numeric variable to character and retain leading zeros like the SQL DIGITS funtion

The existing way to move a numeric variable to a character variable and retain leading zeros is to use the %EDITC (with edit code of X) or %EDITW functions. This is a very cryptic way to accomplish the task and not at all intuitive. SQL has the DI...
about 8 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 Not under consideration

Add system name on BRMS Console Monitor

When running BRMS 21 backups on many partitions (using the BRMS Console Monitor) you have problems to identify the partitions when checking it.Now I'm holding the sesstion with F9 and perform a WRKSYSSTS command or something else to identify it.Wo...
about 8 years ago in IBM i / BRMS 9 Not under consideration

Full NULL support

I'd like the ability to define and use the NULL attribute on any field, but in particular, I'd like to be able to pass *NULL as a sub-procedure parameter and have the sub-procedure return *NULL as needed. This will help deal with null-capable colu...
about 8 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 6 Not under consideration

PDF certificate

Using Info print server convert spooled file to be PDF and Include certificate (CA) Use Case: As a insurance company, we use infoprint server to convert spooled file of policy document to PDF and sent to customer.in soon, The government would anno...
about 8 years ago in IBM i / Print 4 Future consideration

WRKJOB: CPI1157-Duplicate jobs found; can it return back to the list?

WRKJOB currently returns a list of matching jobs and asks me to select one. After having done so and examined the selected job, I get returned to a command line. Can it be enhanced to return to the list of jobs? Or the list be enhanced with a 5="W...
about 8 years ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 5 Not under consideration

5250 Emulator has so poor visibility for fonts

5250 Emulator of Access Client Solutions(ACS) has so poor visibility for fonts.Comparing with 5250 emulator of Access for Windows, ACS's emulator display jagged character (although selected same font settings) and its so hard to distinguish compli...
about 8 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 14 Not under consideration