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RDI: Fields renamed in Input Specifications are not shown in outline

When renaming a field for a record format in the Input Specifications the reference to the field is not shown in the outline. Use Case: Fixed format Input Specifications: ImyFileRecI myField xx_MyField The reference to myField is not shown in the ...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 Not under consideration

Find/Replace (CTRL-F) regular expressions in RDP (LPEX) should match the help text "regular expression patterns".

Using the regular expressions for find/replace in the LPEX editor on RDP is confusing. The help text clearly shows that the regular expression patterns should use the details described in the java.util.regex.Pattern javadoc but there are differenc...
over 12 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Future consideration

Copy/Paste signon to IBM i

Our company uses IBM i for our production reporting. However on the newest version ( which is java based there is no longer the option to copy and paste by right clicking with the mouse in the user nor password field whereas the old iSerie...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 3 Not under consideration

Default Connection in RDi

When I use RDi I create connections to multiple LPARs. When I right-click on Objects and click Open Member, it would be nice to have the Connection default to the one I selected with the right-click and not the last one I used. Use Case: Open Remo...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Not under consideration

Update PowerVC storage usage to report Storage allocated rather than in USE

PowerVC relies on the storage provider to return details of "free" space, Hitachi HBSD returns ,incorrectly, the free space which is allocated as thin provisioned but not free for use. This can result in PowerVC operator failing deploys as disk sp...
almost 5 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Allow changing style in theme selection

A Theme is selected and applied. A style is selected that modifies the Theme. Then if the Theme is changed, the new theme is not applied. The issue is unforgiving by saving the procedure, because then it is no longer possible to remove the styling...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Db2 Web Query 2 Not under consideration

WebQuery SUM by GROUP

Webquery should support a function like SUM by GROUP. I don't know if there exist a specific word for it, so I'll try to describe it with an example.If you have data like the following: Customer Year RevenueCust_A 2012 $ 523 2013 $ 658Cust_B 2012 ...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Db2 Web Query 12 Not under consideration

Integrate IBM I Access 5250 with Mac Touch Bar

We are running IBM I Access Client Solutions v build 6431 on some MacBook Pro 2016 with touch bars. We would expect to the able to add the application to the shortcut definitions for the OS to display the function keys in the touch bar. De...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 2 Not under consideration

api QDBRTVSN response time too long

I have a security feature based on library and group profile of the current users. the application is a very intensive client-access application.more than 18000 sql for the main job for a duration of 4 minutes 51 seconds. the feature retrieve Libr...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 6 Not under consideration

The += method in RPG to increment a numeric field does not show up as an (M) in the outline view for the variable.

The += method in RPG to increment a numeric field does not show up as an (M) in the outline view for the variable. We've noticed in the Outline view, that if you use the newer method of using the += symbol in RPGLE to increment a numeric field, th...
almost 10 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Is a defect