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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 ...
about 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...
about 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...
about 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:...
about 8 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Not under consideration

New Compiler Predefined Values for INCLUDE

It would be nice to have the library, file and member name of the source being compiled as predefined values for the INCLUDE or COPY compiler directives, like: *SRCLIB, *SRCFILE and *SRCMBR The format and rules for the directive would stay the sam...
about 8 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 9 Not under consideration

New keyword OVR in DCL-F.

In stead of OVR command before OPEN it would be usefull set an RPG field with OVR command. Use Case: DCL-F qSysPrt PRINTER OVR(myOvrCmd);DCL-S myOvrCmd VARCHAR(255);myOvrCmd = 'OUTQ(' + myOutQ + ') HOLD(*YES) SAVE(*YES)';OPEN qSysPrt;
about 8 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 5 Not under consideration

New built-in function %RESET.

The %RESET built-in function can be used to query or set the reset value for a field. Use Case: IF %RESET(myField) <> myField;// myField has changedENDIF; // Assign new reset value at anytime.%RESET(myField1) = myField2;
about 8 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 6 Not under consideration

Make Data Queues Faster

Every time I use data queues (DTAQ) on IBM i all the RPG programmers tell me they are too slow. Please make data queues faster so I don't have to listen to those dummies. Use Case: 1). utilize data queues as replacement for arrays so as to avoid a...
about 8 years ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 6 Not under consideration

Control lifetime of RDi TCP/IP connection

Provide the ability to control the lifetime of the TCP/IP connection to a server. The default seems too short, and leads to a frustrating experience when you find out the connection has dropped from inactivity. Use Case: Allow the lifetime of a se...
about 8 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Not under consideration

Merge tool for LPEX editor

Extend the LPEX editor to have diff and merge capabilities. Use Case: * Select two source members, and see within the editor where those two versions differ.* Apply changes from one member to another.
about 8 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Not under consideration