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RDi Source search path for the code coverage cannot be changed

We use the application Rational Developer for i (RDi), ver: We have the source and the object on two different IBMi server. In this case, the feature code coverage doesn't work. I found out, the source search path for the code coverage ca...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Not under consideration

Reade Record Locking

Enhance the reade operation to prevent unwanted record locks on records not associated with your application. Currently when performing a setll on a record that does not exists in the database, it will setll on the next record in sequence. If you ...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 Not under consideration

Long Unicode fields in Window

Permit DSPF key word CNTFLD on Unicode fields (CCSID 13488). Use Case: I have a Unicode field in a table defined as GRAPHIC(500) CCSID(13488) which I needs to show in a window. Since the size is500 (display length 1,000) the field must go across m...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 3 Not under consideration

Publish program QMHSCLVL as an API

Please publish program QMHSCLVL (Additional Message Display) as an API. Use Case: The ILE Dynamic Screen Manager API does not support help key thus there is no additional message display like in panel groups or display files. Having program QMHSCL...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 4 Not under consideration

DETERMINISTIC for RPG Sub_Procs Needed

RPG Sub-Procedures: Add DETERMINISTIC feature to sub-procedures, just like DB2 SQL/PL for i has. This can greatly turbo-charge processing. make it work like the DETERMINISTIC keyword for stored procedures and UDF's. Use Case: Turbo charge processi...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 Not under consideration

Add user defined fields to user profiles

Adding a few user defined fields to users profiles would allow customers to directly attach useful information to user profiles. I suggest five 10 character fields. having one field long enough to store an email address would also be very helpful....
almost 5 years ago in IBM i / Security 2 Not under consideration

Add system name on BRMS Console Monitor

When running BRMS 21 backups on many partitions (using the BRMS Console Monitor) you have problems to identify the partitions when checking it.Now I'm holding the sesstion with F9 and perform a WRKSYSSTS command or something else to identify it.Wo...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / BRMS 9 Not under consideration

Add SNMP support for intefaces faster than 1GB in AIX 7.2

In AIX 7.1, 7.2 SNMP agent give a value of 0xfffffffe for interfaces that are faster than 1GB. This should be returning the actual interface speed. This makes monitoring AIX via SNMP impossible and SNMP agent becomes useless.
over 7 years ago in AIX 4 Not under consideration

SQL CRUD Application Wizard for RPG

Implement a wizard that helps RPG develpers to integrate access and manipulation of data stored in Server Databases in their applications. The result is a code generator that creates a simple "Create, Read, Update, Delete" (CRUD) RPG service progr...
almost 10 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Not under consideration

Track who, when and what message was deleted for audit purposes

Currently there is no log available to audit if some one deleted one or all messages from PowerVC.
over 2 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration