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add -iname parameter to the find command in AIX

Recent versions of GNU find have an -iname flag, for case-insensitive name searches. Add this feature to AIX too.
almost 7 years ago in AIX 1 Not under consideration

Field names on content assist crt-space function

When using the crt space function and selecting a prototype or procedure definition the RDi provides with a useful prompt showing parameter positions and lengths it would be really helpful If this could also include the parameter name as part of t...
over 10 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Not under consideration

IBM iSeries OS Spooled File export to Excel or CSV from Printer Output +/or

Multiple users with varying abilities need to download IBM iSeries Spooled files for analysis to Excel daily. We would like the general population who generate spooled files to be able to export into XLS please.Currently the options for download f...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Print 3 Not under consideration

RDi i Projects - allow saving source in IFS instead of library

Since most of the compilers now support storing source in the IFS, it would be nice if the projects would also support saving source code in the IFS instead of just a library/source file. Use Case: In a project, right click on the project and spec...
over 8 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Not under consideration

FIELDPROC - Missing record informations

Field procedures need a possibility to get field values beside the current field in the same record.So there should be additional parameters for the field procedures like a pointer to the current record or, if not possible the current record numbe...
almost 7 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration

QMGTOOL improvements

(move to correct category if needed) Needed to use QMGTOOLS for a *http ticket. Not often used this tool before - for reasons. Now ran into some issues which should be addressed ASAP: * for HTTP issues, the tool runs serveral data collectionis. Fo...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 2 Not under consideration

Create BIF to move a numeric variable to character and retain leading zeros like the SQL DIGITS funtion

The existing way to move a numeric variable to a character variable and retain leading zeros is to use the %EDITC (with edit code of X) or %EDITW functions. This is a very cryptic way to accomplish the task and not at all intuitive. SQL has the DI...
almost 7 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Not under consideration

Add new RPG operation code INZDS

Add a new operation code INZDS (or CLEAR option) to initialize a data structure with its template inz values Use Case: Actual you have to declare an additional "inz" data structure dcl-ds tplStruct qualified template; var1 char(10) inz('val1'); va...
almost 7 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 6 Not under consideration

ACS Monochrome

I wish to see Access Client Solutions (ACS) to have an option to display 5250 as monochrome instead of colors. Make reversed colors into black background and white font. Simlar to monochrome twinax monitor of old days. High Contrast would be appre...
almost 7 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 3 Not under consideration

add comment (or label) on DB2 Views

On DB2 for i, it is impossible to set a comment on a view object. Neither the “COMMENT ON” nor the “LABEL ON” commands accept a view object. It would be very useful to set label (or comment) on views, to facilitate the work of database administrat...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Functionality already exists