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Autosave Run SQL Scripts

A feature of some code editors (i.e. VSCode, SublimeText3) is the ability to restart the app and have it retain unsaved files and/or editor windows (code that is in an editor window but hasn't yet been saved to a file). This is a nice feature for ...
about 4 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 14 Future consideration

LKU change of parameters which need normally a reboot

We want to use AIX Live Kernel Update - LKU - with SAP and Oracle 12 / 19 etc.when doing LKU it would be helpful to define a list of parameter AIX should change on the new surrogate Lpar . this should be all parameters starting at HMC for Min/Max ...
almost 3 years ago in AIX 1 Future consideration

Include SQL Cross Reference in RPG Outline View

We feel as though the Outline view in RDi 9.5 should be enhanced and improved with respect to how it handles embedded SQL. The outline view only shows the files defined via RPG file declarations. Only references to RPG variables within the embedde...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 8 Future consideration

Improved behavior of IBM i when bad sectors of external storage occur

There was an incident that bad blocks on an external storage connected to an IBM i partition resulted in recursive SRC A6xx0266 for hours and performance of the IBM i partition significantly slowed down. It was hard for the customer to determine w...
about 3 years ago in IBM i / Storage 2 Is a defect

Add New BIF's %right() and %left()

While %left(str: int) can be done with a %subst(str: 1: int), %right(str: int) is not so straight forward. %right(str: int) must be written as %subst(str: %len(%trimr(str)) - (int - 1)) This is far less readable. Please add convenience BIF's %left...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 13 Future consideration

RPG Docs (like Java Docs) in Content Assist

Java docs is incredible useful when writing java code in eclipse, specially when the associated documentation for a method is retrieved with the content assist pop up. There's no official documentation for rpg, but projects like ILE DOCS are very ...
about 10 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 12 Future consideration

Add ISO 8601 timestamp format.

ISO 8601 format shows:2019-07-17T15:21:38Z2019-07-17T15:21:38+01:00T = seperator between date and timeZ = Zulu time+01:00 is Zulu + 1 hour Use Case: Trying to do data interchange with other systems.
about 3 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 10 Future consideration

V7R1 should support newer SSL Ciphers

Cryptographic support on V7R1 should support the newer SSL Ciphers that V7R2 and up also have. V7R1 is still a supported OS and since most trading partners are updating the SSL certificates that use updated Ciphers, it means that the clients using...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Security 7 Not under consideration

DB2 Alter Table Rename column

DB2 for LUW and z/OS provide the capability to rename a column. DB2 for i should have the same functionality. Renaming a column's system name should be included, too. Use Case: In our IT department, Data Studio is used to create or modify tables a...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 6 Future consideration

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...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 5 Future consideration