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Language converting when press 'space bar'

Language convertion after pressing 'space bar' on ACS. Use Case: We need 'space bar' just for use 'spacing' without input language conversion.
about 5 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Not under consideration

V7R3 COBOL ILE PARMS Function fails when called from QZRUCLSP

When Called from a caller that does not pass the Minimal operational descriptor, the PARMS function fails catastrophically. This causes an un-graceful and uncontrolled end to the Program invoking PARMS with no return message. Use Case: When a prog...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Languages - Other 5 Future consideration

Error list in i-Project

Please add the possibility to i-Project to compile to every target lib and get an error list. At the moment i Projects are currently designed to work that the error list is only automatically pulled from the EVFEVENT file in the library associated...
over 10 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Not under consideration

"RPG" Needs to be renamed to something new

The modern RPG language was changed so much that it has almost nothing common with its old columnar RPG2. Programmers are labeled as old-fashioned when they mention RPG. Besides that, there is a game named RPG, and a weapon named RPG, it confuses ...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Not under consideration

Minimize the use of semicolons in free RPG

The function of semicolon as end-of-statement in free RPG could be optionally replaced by that of start-of-continuation-line. This way the end of a statement would be indicated by the newline character provided that the first non-blank character o...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Not under consideration

Allow IBMi to be supported on E950 Power 9 Server

We would like to see the IBM i Operating system being supported on the E950 Servers Use Case: We have several IBM i Servers that the best fit would be a E950 server, can the E950 be confirmed as supporting IBM i please?
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Hardware 1 Not under consideration

Widen panel dividers

Maybe I'm getting old ;-) ... but I'm frustrated wasting precious seconds moving my cursor back and forth across the panel dividers in a perspective trying to position the cursor precisely in the 2-pixel (or so it seems) width of the divider, requ...
over 10 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Future consideration

New Password Hashing Algorithms

Our team works in a highly regulated field and has to deal with audits to ensure compliance with regulations. Our company also has additional audits from clients that go beyond what the regulations require. These audits involve certain security ch...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Security 4 Not under consideration

Dynamic variables/arrays

Allow dynamic size variables/arrays in RPGLE, SQLRPGLE and CLLE. Allow declaration of variables like var1 char, var2 int, etc. Use Case: Having dynamic variables and arrays allows you to not have to worry about array index out of bounds when you t...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 Not under consideration

copy members on ibm i cobol programs

expand copy memebers when editing a cobol program on ibm i system Use Case: User edits a cobol programUser clisk on a copy member with right buttonA context menú offers open the copy memberThe member is opened or exapanded
over 5 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 Not under consideration