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Allow condition indicators at record level in screen designer

The SDA and Code/400 Designer products have always had the ability to set condition indicators during the design mode in order to overlay or hide fields on the display.This function is needed when there are multiple fields on a record occupying th...
about 13 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Not under consideration

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...
about 13 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Not under consideration

Provide standardise approach for lsmpio metadata expansion

Currently there is no public information about what extended metadata attributes can be obtained from the storage to facilitate OS admin manipulation of storage.For example lsmpio -q presents on some devices the name of the volume and there could ...
over 2 years ago in AIX 1 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...
almost 8 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...
almost 8 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...
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 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...
almost 8 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.
almost 8 years ago in AIX 4 Not under consideration

Backport IFS source support for CRTPF & CRTDSPF to 7,2

Please backport the changes to CRTPF & CRTDSPF to support storing source in the IFS to 7.2. Use Case: From the description of SI66797: APAR Error Description / Circumvention -----------------------------------------------CL compiler does not s...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 4 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...
over 10 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Not under consideration