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provide a way to opena PMR directly from within RDP

Make it much easier for users to report problems from within RDP. Use Case: If it is not easy to report a problem, many users will not bother, especially if the process requires many steps (open a browser, go to the IBM web page to "Open a PMR", e...
over 12 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Not under consideration

Test the presence of /var/spool/qdaemon and /var/spool/lpd/qdir directory before the qdaemon service starts

We want to have the qdaemon scripts/program testing the availability of /var/spool/qdaemon and /var/spool/lpd/qdir before the qdaemon service starts.If the directories are not present then daemon should not start.Can it be done by IBM labs as an i...
about 5 years ago in AIX 5 Not under consideration

The limit of 9999 records in a subfile is more than 30 years old. Time to increase

There is some justifcation about the limit of 9999 for a subfile. It is more than 500 pages. To roll so many pages does not make sense. But many have desinged programs that search subfiles, sort the subfile, print the subfile, see also request htt...
about 5 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 2 Not under consideration

Block selection and single-keystroke navigation between open source members

Prior to RDi 9.0, you could do the following: - Have two or more members open. - Select a line to move or copy from one member ? ?to another using Alt+L. - Optionally use Shift+Up or Shift+Down arrows to highlight a block of code. - Use Alt+Left o...
about 10 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Not under consideration

Media reporting

Media reporting: I would like BRMS to report location mismatch where the BRMS location and the actual device location are different. Use Case: This would help my operators know where volumes actually are and better understand when they need to tak...
about 5 years ago in IBM i / BRMS 3 Not under consideration

Line commands (Copy/Move) between views

Performing the following line commands: C (Copy)CC (Copy Block)M (Move)MM (Move Block) From one view should be allowed to be completed on a secondary view of the same source using the following line commands: A (After)B (Before) Use Case: When att...
about 10 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Not under consideration

RDI LPEX Editor add Signature Feature to COBOL Source Members

In the LPEX editor for RPG, you have already implemented the 'signature' option so the user may specify a text string to be inserted into each line of a source member added/modified by the user. Can you please implement this same feature for COBOL...
about 5 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Future consideration

Make Data Queues Faster

Every time I use data queues (DTAQ) on IBM i all the RPG programmers tell me they are too slow. Please make data queues faster so I don't have to listen to those dummies. Use Case: 1). utilize data queues as replacement for arrays so as to avoid a...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 6 Not under consideration

Have the ability to change the login retries and if possible the suspended time of users.

The default login retries for a user are 3 and then they are suspended for 5 minutes then the lock is released again. These settings do not meet our security standards. We would like to have ability to change the login retries and if possible the ...
about 5 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Planned for future release

AIX mksysb not work on rootvg disk with multiple paths

1. Before backing up system we are required to run pprootdev fix . If you do not execute this command, backup process will fail right away.2. After running pprootdev fix, we back up host using mksysb;3. Because the AIX OS is not currently designed...
about 5 years ago in AIX 3 Not under consideration