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Turn off or change auto-selection of text when double-clicking error list

1) Do a compile, see errors in the Error List pane.2) Double-click on an error to get the errors marked in the source editor.3) Return to editor and commence fixing source.4) Select some source, but invariably forget that double-clicking in the Er...
about 10 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Not under consideration


We need the vm TOOLS in HMC appliance to shutdown guest on VCenter and compatibility to work with Backup Systems.
about 6 years ago in Hardware Management Console 3 Not under consideration

RDI-COBOL: Allow apostrophe for SQL literal delimiter

See Support Case TS003461172--PMR's are old school :-! In the LPEX editor, SQL statements with a blank value trigger a "SQL0113 Name ' not allowed" message. e.g.: ----------------------------exec sqldeclare SampleCursor cursor forselect Field1, ' ...
about 4 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Future consideration

Access Client Solutions action Navigator for i does not properly forward a NAT IP url to the host IP url

Anyone who uses a Network Address Translation (NAT) IP as the host connection for an ACS system will fail to authenticate Navigator for i as the NAT IP is not valid for the OS/400 web application. It would be advantageous for the web app to auto f...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Not under consideration

UI enhancement : customize columns feature (disappeared in 2.0)

add back the rearrange/customize columns feature in the GUI
about 2 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

AIX NIM Alternate Disk Migration only for Updates

The ability to perform a NIM Alternate Disk Migration only to apply AIX updates, which is currently available only for upgrading the AIX release (i.e. 7.1 to 7.2).
about 6 years ago in AIX 1 Not under consideration

Compiler: Replace object without moving existing object to QRPLOBJ

We have a LPAR which is used as a build server for ILE objects. Therefore the LPAR will only execute compiler commands, save the created objects and send them to another server. The compiled objects will never be used (called) on this LPAR. When w...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / Languages - Other 2 Not under consideration

Warn when booting VIO that has config problem with a virtual adapter

Currently if a VIO is booted and there's a config issue with a virtual adapter, the VIO will boot but no adapter will be created. The only way to see why this happened is to put a check mark in the 'adapter required for activation' box. This isn't...
about 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration

Increase the limit of 32 domains in /etc/resolv.conf for AIX_7 and the resolver nslookup.

Hello, Topic: Increase the limit of 32 domains in /etc/resolv.conf for AIX_7 and the resolver nslookup. Environment: AIX 7200-05-02-2114 I am looking to access all other AIX partitions that are in different network domains. I have therefore pla...
about 2 years ago in AIX 1 Future consideration

Allow Resequencing and Delete options for Filters in RDi

When changing an existing Member, File, or Library filter, you're choice is to add filter entries. I would like to be able to delete existing filter entries and resquence the existing entries so that the (in this case) members appear in my desired...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 Future consideration