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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...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / BRMS 3 Not under consideration

Enhanced Compare Selection Interface

The ability to show a comparison between two or three members is a very handy feature but the ability to select the member to compare to is cumbersome/time consuming. To select the member, either you have to have the library in the list or specify...
almost 11 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 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...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Future consideration

Outline not displayed/updated on error

RDP LPEX Outline will not create when opening a member that contains (in LPEX's opinion) certain types of errors. If an error is written into the source, then the outline will no longer be updated. If the source is then saved and re-opened, the ex...
about 11 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 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 ...
over 5 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Planned for future release

Customer wants 'debug menu' on i Series Project Navigator

On Remote System Explorer, if you right-click on a source member, you can select debug menu and can use debug functions.On i Series project view, there is no such menu.It is inconvenient and inefficient for development work. Use Case: Developers i...
about 11 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 6 Not under consideration

Automatically connect a pointer with a based structure while RPG debugging.

While debugging RPG Programms with Variables or DataStructures which are based on a Pointer, the Values of these Variables are always displayed as asterisks.In my opinion the Debugger sould automatically connect the pointer with the Variable or Da...
about 11 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Not under consideration

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...
over 5 years ago in AIX 3 Not under consideration

Preserve previous search/filter parameters

When I search / filter using dates, especially when using between dates, I have to re-type the same values for each member. Use Case: .The function (ctrl+shift+D) always shows the default date (today) and default search (Equal). Would be nice and ...
about 11 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Not under consideration

Add menu option to convert file and variable definitions to free form

To hasten the move from fixed format RPG to free form, please add source option to allow converting variables, constants, DS and f-specs from fixed to free, similar to how you can highlight lines of code and select convert to free. Use Case: D MYV...
over 8 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Not under consideration