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If you copy a list of vertical data and paste it in iAccess Client, it will paste it as copied, while the desired results is to be pasted horizontal. Use Case: Data:123456654321 Copying the above will paste it as copied, rather than horizontally.
over 7 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Not under consideration

Default button in Access Client Services data transfer

Please set the default button in a .dtfx or .dttx as "Start transfer" instead of "Open Data Transfer Request." Use Case: I have many saved .dtfx icons and .dttx icons, and I often have one hand on the keyboard while opening them. I'd like to start...
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 5 Not under consideration

Allow hashed passwords for IBM i JDBC connections

We are using JDBC for connecting from Linux systems to our IBM i databases.There are multiple scripts which automatically and periodically process all available databases. Currently we could either input the password every time a script is execute...
about 8 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 2 Not under consideration

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

Add window-split preference / toggling

It would be nice if there were an editor Preference by which one could specify a default type of window split (vertical or horizontal) when <Ctrl>-2 is pressed. Alternatively, a mechanism to automatically split a window as performed by the l...
over 9 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Not under consideration

Allow different LPEX color schemes for printing source versus editing source

Allow user to select different LPEX color schemes for editing versus printing. Use Case: If the user selects the black LPEX color scheme for editing, printed sources also have the black color scheme, which is hard or impossible to read on paper an...
almost 10 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 Not under consideration

Enhance Data Tools code to handle naming convention system.

Using Rational Developer for Powevr 8.0.3, make a Connection to DB2 for iOS V5R3 using the naming system convention, like in this example: jdbc:hostname;prompt=false;naming=system; The connection works. When expanding the packages in the Enteprise...
over 11 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Not under consideration

Add ability to reset all lines with current date

SEU has the option to change all the lines in the source to the current date. This is not possible with RDp.This is under SEU F13 which is Edit Session Enviornment/Change session defaults. There is an option to Set all existing records to a specif...
almost 12 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Not under consideration

Provide language sensitive editor in RDp debugger with LISTING view

I am opening this RFE on behalf of my customer:Copy book files can only be viewed using the LISTING view in the debugger. However, within that view, the editor used is not language sensitive. The customer would like to see a language sensitive edi...
almost 12 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Not under consideration

Remove restriction on keys that can be associated to actions in LPEX

Assigning keyboard shorcuts to Lpex actions does not work for somme key combinations such as c-multiply (ctrl Numpad *) or in the lpex or seu profiles c-V (ctrl-v). It happens because of conflicting Eclipse key bindings. Lpex provides a way to ove...
about 12 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Not under consideration