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IBM i

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64 Bit DLL file required for V7R1 client access setup

We have here a scenario in which we've upgraded Excel from 2007 (32-bit) to 2012 (64-bit) and now an Excel script returns a Microsoft Visual Basic Compile error, saying "This error commonly occurs when code is incompatible with the version, platfo...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 3 Not under consideration

Show help for the version of the compiler in use.

It would save some time if the help were shown for the version of the compiler I with which I am concerned at the monment. I can find no setting for this in the preferences. I am coding on a 6.1 machine, but when I press help I get the help for th...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Not under consideration

RPG compiler bad behaviour with *VARSIZE and litterals

when a prototype declare size 1 option(*varsize),when the program uses the prototyped call passing a litteral parameter, even if the litteral is long, the compiler has no care of *VARSIZE, and truncates the litteral at size 1.the result is a memor...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 Not under consideration

Add ability to retrieve Commit Resources to QjoRetrieveJournalInformation

Would like to have the ability to retrieve the Commit Resource information from the journal in the same way as you can see the information in the WRKJRNA screen. This will allow us to determine any open commit cycles in a remote journal object at ...
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Not under consideration

Decorate all excluded source when excluding source.

When source code is omitted due to conditional compilation directives (/if defined()), the area in columns 1-5 are now colored (decorated). Only the non-blank lines are colored and it is VERY distracting. In the preferences for the parser style fo...
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Not under consideration

Content Assist should also suggest typed procedures.

When declaring a variable using D-specs with the like() or likeds() keyword, procedures with return values should be offered as suggestions for the like() or likeds(). Use Case: When declaring a variable using D-specs with the like() or likeds() k...
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 Not under consideration

Determine combined size of selected fields

When you are making overlaid fields within a DS you often need to create a master field to contain all the overlain fields and that needs to be of at least a certain size. It would be nice if we could have the editor combine the size of all fields...
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Not under consideration

5250 window boarder attribute overlain by user field end attribute

In ACS version 1.1.6.0 5250 windows when ever a developer places content that ends on the same place a window boarder attribute begins the developer item end attribute replaces the window boarder attribute. Use Case: Window at either *DS3 or *DS4 ...
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 5 Is a defect

Add Break on Variable Changed to RDi Debug

In other IDE's that I have worked with, I have the ability to watch a variable, and break when its value changes during debug. In RDi I can only set a break point on a specific line and set conditions on when execution stops there. Both are useful...
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Not under consideration

C++ fstream should return relative record for DB2 PF-SRC when using tellg() method.

The C++ class ifstream supports both IFS files as well as IBM i Db2 database files, and specifically Db2 Source Physical File Members as "text files". ifstream f("/home/cozzi/file.txt");is treated via the interface the same as:ifstream f("/qsys.li...
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / Languages - Other 10 Not under consideration