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IBM i

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Add "Selected characters count" to task bar in LPEX editors

When working on COBOL or even CLLE programs in the LPEX editor of RDp, it would be incredibly helpful when selecting text within the editor (highlighting it) to show the number of characters "selected" in the task bar (bottom line) of the editor. ...
almost 11 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 7 Not under consideration

File journals

When upgrading from V6R1 to V7R1 we are no longer able to associate journal receivers with the journal after making file changes. We never had an issue until the upgrade to V7R1 and we have made numerous file changes without issues on V6R1. Techni...
about 7 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Not under consideration

Ability to disable updates to the file access times in IFS (noatime support)

Add the noatime attribute to the mount command for UDFS objects. Use Case: When accessing hundreds or thousands of unchanging files in IFS, for example when compiling a large application, it would be useful to stop updating the access time for eac...
about 7 years ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 5 Not under consideration

pre-check of LS fragmentation

with regards to archive PMR 26573,110,846 we would like to suggest to have load source fragmentation level checked as part of GO LICPGM/Prepare for Install/Allocate additional space for LIC (and in IBM pre-upgrade verification tool for IBM i) Use ...
about 7 years ago in IBM i / Install and Upgrade and Licensing 1 Not under consideration

Save and restore Object Table columns

The Object Table has an option to "Re-open to previous state" that usually remembers the CONTENT of the table and restores it the next time RDi is started. It would be really nice if it would also remember the column widths and restore those too. ...
about 7 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Future consideration

Show Nesting for Entire Program (Possibly with different colored lines?)

When viewing a badly indented (or non FREE formatted) program, it is very helpful to see the nesting for the entire program, rather than just the currently selected block. Also, it would be helpful if the lines were different colors for DO stateme...
almost 11 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 6 Not under consideration

RDI/RDP Copy/Paste like WDSC had for COBOL

In WDSC we could copy/paste on a line and not have the editor cut our words when pasting and it hits column 7(Comment Column) or column 73. ? ?Look at examples below I want to comment out the second line of the IF statement so I copy the my Projec...
almost 11 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Future consideration

lpex outline with many views

RDP(Version: 8.5.1)Using the outline view in the lpex editor. Use Case: If I in RDP(Version: 8.5.1) use the outline view in a secondary view of the source code in the lpex editor and click on some line in it,it alvays position in the source code i...
about 11 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Is a defect

AFP Toolbox service program QAOCL/QAYTBFMCFG

Please convert the service program QAYTBFMCFG in library QAOCL for the newer releases of IBM i/OS. Use Case: Generate AFP reports programmatically without need for defining an external printer file.
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Print 3 Future consideration

Customer wants 'member filter' on i project navigator

On i Series project navigator view, there are no function for filtering source members so that all members are listed.Customer has so many members and it takes time to find out the member that he wants.Remote system explorer has this function. Use...
about 11 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Not under consideration