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Use column comment/label instead of column name in Data Table view

Current Data Table view is using column name in the table header. While in Green Screen strsql will display column comment or label as the header. If Data Table view could use column comment/label in the table header that will be very helpful. The...
about 11 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Not under consideration

Background IBM i search to populate Search Results view as search progresses

Since version 8.5.1 we can now run the IBM i search in background and work on other things.However the Search Results view is updated only at the end of the search. I'd like it to update it as the search progresses. Sometimes when searching, we ar...
about 11 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Not under consideration

Make hairline cursor a preference - always on

I would like to not have to turn on the 'hairline cursor' function each time I load a source member into the LPEX editor. It would be nice if I could set that as a preference so that it will always be on. Use Case: This feature would be used in LP...
about 11 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 7 Not under consideration

Debug view obscures edit view when in full-screen

When in debug, double clicking the editor tab maximises the source code view. This completely fills the screen; no other views are visible. When stepping through the program, the debug view re-appears and obscures the top part of the source code. ...
over 11 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Not under consideration

RDp to handle special character in RPG

Unfortunately there is no solution at this time. The EBCDIC control characters used in the green screen environment have no specified visual representation in Unicode and it is left up to each operating system to decide how to render them. RD Powe...
over 11 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 Not under consideration

IBM i ACS Task Pane Should be Customizeable

In the Java Version of ACS (Currently at v the Task pains on the leftside of the main ACSLaunch window are not configurable nor are they moveable. This means they are laid out the way the last programmer who worked on it felt it was conve...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 2 Not under consideration

Retain (with option to print) results in Remote Search view

Retain search results (Remote Search view), even after the view or the software is closed. Also, allow these saved search results to be shared between developers. Presently, when doing numerous searches (e.g., via "Find String . . ." [FNDSTRPDM] f...
over 11 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Not under consideration

Command definition compiles create EVENT file

There should be a *EVENT file created during command compiles. Use Case: All my i OS programs are command driven, just like IBM.
over 11 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 6 Not under consideration

Auto complete when using procedure wizard

When creating a procedure using the RPG procedure wizard,(the DSpec and the Java Method behave the same) auto complete does not function for the input or the output params. If I click on the defined like the defined varaiables are not available. T...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Not under consideration

PowerHA IP storage support for IBM i

Add support for IP storage in PowerHA Use Case: With a proposed migration from FC to IP based storage PowerHA requires support of IP storage technologies.
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / Storage 7 Not under consideration