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IBM i

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Rational Developer for i Backspace & Paste behavior in Replace mode

While in Replace mode(Insert key toggle in US) editing a source member, using the Paste function shifts characters following the block to the right while the expected behavior would be to replace a corresponding volume of characters. While in Inse...
about 8 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Not under consideration

Access Client Solutions .fdfx location

The .fdfx filepath set in a saved .dtfx gets ignored when the .dtfx is run. Instead, the .dtfx deposits a new .fdfx into its own filepath. Use Case: Saved download Sample.dtfx has the following settings: Output to C:\Users\username\Desktop\Sample....
about 8 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 6 Is a defect

Icons for Access Client Solutions file types

Please set or provide separate icons for .dtfx, .dttx, and .hod/.bchx file types. Use Case: We open saved transfers and sessions from Windows Explorer all the time. Visually distinguishing downloads from sessions, downloads from uploads, etc., wou...
about 8 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 3 Not under consideration

Access Client Solution paste formatting error

Using the ACS 5250 emulator and editing a source member, performed a selection with the cursor keys then pressed Ctrl+X to cut then repositioned cursor to perform Ctrl+V to paste. A blank line within the copy block caused everything after the blan...
about 8 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 5 Not under consideration

JDBC exception when using KeyedFile read for table with more than 2 billion rows

Received the following error from a web service call as the application is attempting to access a table with 2.2 billion rows. com.ibm.as400.access.ExtendedIllegalArgumentException: recordNumber: The parameter value is out of the allowed range. It...
about 8 years ago in IBM i / JAVA 3 Is a defect

Save Remote Scratchpad Entries

Saving of the remote scratch pad entries will help navigate code more effectively . Use Case: Every time the editor restarts all the entries are lost. it would be a good feature to add an ability to save them to a list.
about 8 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 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...
over 8 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Not under consideration

New RPG 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 is changedENDIF; // Assign new reset value.%RESET(myField) = *ZERO;
over 8 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Not under consideration

Eliminate binder language

Add a keyword to the CRTSRVPGM to specify a signature. Change the UPDSRVPGM to maintain all current exports and add new exports to the bottom of the list. Possibly, have the two commands create binder language for documentation purposes. If an exp...
over 8 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Not under consideration

Enable rotation of diagram flow

Allow for rotation of the diagram flow similar to what can be done in he iNav GUI SQL tool, Visual Explain. Use Case: Button to cycle through rotations or a drop down of set rotations to pick from.
over 8 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 7 Not under consideration