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Include AFP Manager in New Navigator for i

The new Navigator for i does not include AFP Manager, which is most frequently used to import overlays and page segments that have been created using AFP Print Driver, now provided by Ricoh. The current AFP Manager also has functionality to import...
11 months ago in IBM i / System Management 8 Future consideration

%split() should return an empty element where a separator character follows another separator character

In %split() if a separator character follows another separator character, it is ignored. For example, %SPLIT('abc..def' : '.') returns an array with two elements: ('abc','def'). It would be nice if it was possible that an empty element could be re...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 Future consideration

Improve the Reconnect process for RDi

When working remotely for the past 2 years I connect to our corporate network via VPN prior to opening RDi. Everything works fine in RDi until my VPN connection drops. At this point RDi still shows as connected. When I reconnect the VPN and try to...
8 months ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Future consideration

Add SQL functions ADD_DAYS, ADD_HOURS, ADD_MINUTES, ADD_SECONDS, ADD_YEARS

The function ADD_DAYS, ADD_HOURS, ADD_MINUTES, ADD_SECONDS, ADD_YEARS exist on DB2 LUW, but not on DB2 for i. However the function ADD_MONTHS is implemented on DB2 for i. Adding those missing functions on DB2 for i would be very useful to manage t...
about 2 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Future consideration

Change ENDTCPSVR from *ALL to *NONE

The default for the ENDTCPSVR command is *ALL, this means if type the command and press enter, it will effectively take an IBM i LPAR offline without any further action.
25 days ago in IBM i / Networking 3 Under review

Extend RPG compiler messages to support modern RPG naming

The current design for the compiler messages does not support the enhancements to modernize the RPG language. When messages are returned to a client via the *EVENTF option, the replacement values for the messages are limited to legacy system names...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 5 Future consideration

Add PGM parameter to Command Definition (CMD) command

On CRTCMD, PGM parameter defines the command processing program (CPP) for the command being created. Add this parameter to the CMD definition statement so the CPP can be coded within the command source. Today, the CPP must be specified each time t...
3 months ago in IBM i / Languages - CL (Control Language) 2 Planned for future release

Power10 IBM i S1014 4-core SW group P05, is currently limited to 64 GB, should be expanded to at least 256 GB.

It's really very necessary this change because all application need more resources specially memory; before 64 GB they were enough, now not anymore.
3 months ago in IBM i / Hardware 1 Submitted

In the Run SQL Scripts tool, when using "library.table" naming convention, double clicking on the library name should only select the library name and not the whole "library.table" string

This is how it works with "library/table". If you double-click on "library" the word "library" will be highlighted. But if you are using "library.table" and double-click on "library" it will highlight the entire string. It's cumbersome and inconsi...
10 days ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 0 Submitted

New Navigator: Customize browser for mobile clients

With IBM i 7.5 IBM i Access for Web is no longer supported. This includes the web interface for mobile clients. Have you tried using http://myibmi:2002/Navigator/ from a browser on a mobile client? UGLY!
10 days ago in IBM i / Core OS 0 Submitted