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DSPPGMREF with SQL

In SQL Services create a view or UDF, who have the same information as the CL command DSPPGMREF Use Case: get the list of programs that use a file ...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 7 Future consideration

Ubuntu 22.04 support for Novalink on Power10 scale-out servers

For Power9 Ubuntu was supported for Novalink. For Power10 it is not, and only RHEL is supported and it is not free. We need to have Ubuntu 22.04 support for Novalink on Power10 scale-out servers. Ubuntu 22.04 is a long term support so it is worth ...
over 1 year ago in PowerVM NovaLink 6 Future consideration

Call Home test for vHMC

At the moment there is no way to check, if vHMC Call Home configuration is working properly.As verified by IBM Support Case neither "Test connection" during configuration wizard nor "Creating a serviceable event" with checked flag "Test problem re...
about 3 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration

Add an RPG refactor feature to add the ALIAS keyword to a file or data structure and handle all the renames

Using the alias names for externally-described files or data structures makes the RPG code more readable. But it's difficult and error-prone to change an existing program to use the alias names instead of the short names, even using RDI's existing...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Future consideration

Make %dec() 2nd & 3rd parm optional

The %dec() function should be able to detect the length and decimal positions of the target variable when converting from a character field. Use Case: Currently, when using the %dec() function to convert from a character field, you're forced to sp...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 6 Future consideration

CGI PDI Enable History Performance Reports PDF

Inavigator PDI Performance Data Investigator.Create Report of History Performance data , and preferably to be able to schedule them. Use Case: PM400 is End Of Support by IBM , There is an high demand from our IBM i customers to have similar monthl...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Performance Tools 7 Future consideration

Awarness of multiple HMC's in the GUI (arbitration)

There is currently no ability to see the HMC arbitration status in the GUI. When deploying redundant HMC's that manages the same system(s) it would be good to see the status of both the primary and secondary HMC in terms of their role so the user ...
over 3 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Future consideration

SQL Enhancement - CREATE OR REPLACE INDEX

Please implement CREATE OR REPLACE INDEX Use Case: In setting up a source member for a CMS to create or change an index through RUNSQLSTM, if the index already exists, it errors out. If I precede the CREATE INDEX with a DROP INDEX, it errors out i...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Future consideration

Collapse a section in RPG source.

Like in JavaScript or HTML source editors, in RPG I would like collapse a subroutine, a subprocedure, an IF - ENDIF and so on by cliking on symbol "-". Use Case: Like SEU command X.
over 8 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 8 Future consideration

support externally described programs and service programs

Program objects (*PGMs, *MODULEs, *SRVPGMs) should support "reflection" so that the interface(s) are "visible" so that it is no longer necessary to hand code and maintain "/COPY book members" (1960s technology.) Back around V5R2, IBM began adding ...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 8 Future consideration