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ACS RunSQL field list search

We use the ACS Run Sql constantly to pull data for reports and research. The F4 prompt gives us a field list for the files. Often times we have many files joined. We cannot remember all the field names of all the files on the system, but we do kno...
2 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Future consideration

set coulmn width for SYSTOOLS.GENERATE_SPREADSHEET when export to excel

It would be useful to be able to set column width for each column or *auto to make width fit data when creating excelfiles from SYSTOOLS.GENERATE_SPREADSHEET. Then the result looks better when creating and sending reports from the machine.
2 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 3 Future consideration

Add .ignore file to i Project

Add a .ignore file (similar to the Git .gitignore file or the svn:ignore property) so that the developer can specify files or members that must be ignored by the Remote Reconciler. That would be very useful if a developer stores multiple i Project...
3 months ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Future consideration

Allow SND-MSG to use %target( *PGMBDY: 0 )

It just makes things so much easier. Supporting *PGMBDY allows *ESCAPE messages to be sent directly to the calling executable (terminating the sending program) from any procedure in a program. Only offering *CALLER forces one to attempt to count t...
5 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 Future consideration

Implement JSON_LEN SQL scalar function (returns # of elements in JSON array)

Please implement a new SQL scalar function JSON_LEN, which returns the number of elements in a JSON array. if MyJSON contains "{"MyObj":{"MyArray":["One","Two","Three"]}}" exec sql set :NumElems = JSON_LEN(:MyJSON, '$.MyObj.MyArray'); sets NumElem...
about 1 month ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Future consideration

Improve the formatting of free form SQL

It would be a good idea to improve the formatting of the free form SQL.This is the result of the formatting performed by RDi: exec sql select * into :dsreginv :nullinds from json_table (:jsonresponse, '$' columns (internalid char(100) path '$.Inte...
4 months ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Future consideration

Add keyboard shortcut: Navigate to next/previous DCL-PROC statement (bonus: position the DCL-PROC to top of window)

Example: In a module with 50 procedures being able to quickly bring the next or previous procedure to line 1 would be a time save. For those who flip monitors to a portrait view this would be more beneficial. Extending this behavior to BEGSR state...
about 2 months ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Future consideration

Show tables and columns used in embedded SQL statements in structure view

The structure view displays in an extremely complete way all the uses of files, formats and zones by the native instructions (dcl-f, read, update ...). On the other hand, all the files and zones used by static SQL statements do not appear, which ...
10 months ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Future consideration

Use checksums for testing files for changes.

Today RDi uses timestamps for testing local and remote members for changes. If the timestamps do not match, the Remote Reconciler assumes that a member was changed on the local or remote system. But of course that may not be true. For example, mem...
3 months ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Future consideration

DATA-INTO Parser can access Populating Data Structure's Field attribute details

This would allow the parser to make better decisions in many cases. For example, Example 1: If we need the add some custom logic like if a data is getting truncated. If parser have access to know the populating field attribute it will be possible ...
4 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 Future consideration