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Save and restore Object Table columns

The Object Table has an option to "Re-open to previous state" that usually remembers the CONTENT of the table and restores it the next time RDi is started. It would be really nice if it would also remember the column widths and restore those too. ...
about 7 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Future consideration

Add "Selected characters count" to task bar in LPEX editors

When working on COBOL or even CLLE programs in the LPEX editor of RDp, it would be incredibly helpful when selecting text within the editor (highlighting it) to show the number of characters "selected" in the task bar (bottom line) of the editor. ...
over 10 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 7 Not under consideration

PowerVC need to detect and utilize existing Masking view and storage groups

When PowerVC manages AIX LPAR that was created Outside PowerVC it doesn't detect and utilize see the existing masking view and storage group on EMC VMAX storage , instead it creates new masking view and storage group when attaching new Luns , we h...
over 3 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Show Nesting for Entire Program (Possibly with different colored lines?)

When viewing a badly indented (or non FREE formatted) program, it is very helpful to see the nesting for the entire program, rather than just the currently selected block. Also, it would be helpful if the lines were different colors for DO stateme...
over 10 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 6 Not under consideration

RDI/RDP Copy/Paste like WDSC had for COBOL

In WDSC we could copy/paste on a line and not have the editor cut our words when pasting and it hits column 7(Comment Column) or column 73. ? ?Look at examples below I want to comment out the second line of the IF statement so I copy the my Projec...
over 10 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Future consideration

Enhance VPN proxy function for HMC

1) We know the HMC does not allow the user to modify the VPN properties from PMR discussion * David Dilling & Nguyen Nguyen )2) HSBC needs to somehow route VPN traffic like this below. I used the term "VPN proxy" but really it can just be a no...
about 7 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Not under consideration

Allow multiple definitions in a Dcl-s statement

A very usefull future I found in other languages is multiple variable definition in one line of code: Dcl-s a b c int(10); is clearly faster and shorter than: Dcl-s a int(10);Dcl-s b int(10);Dcl-s c int(10); Use Case: nd
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Not under consideration

PowerHA Stop After Dependency WITHOUT failover behavior modification

Explanation:The current Stop After dependency modifies behavior on failover. Take for example if RG1 must stop after RG2. Then, if RG1 fails over, RG2 will be bounced under the current dependency logic. I would like a dependency where RG1 must sto...
over 3 years ago in PowerHA for AIX 1 Under review

AFP Toolbox service program QAOCL/QAYTBFMCFG

Please convert the service program QAYTBFMCFG in library QAOCL for the newer releases of IBM i/OS. Use Case: Generate AFP reports programmatically without need for defining an external printer file.
about 7 years ago in IBM i / Print 3 Future consideration

Several warnings when shutting down a Power-System

When a LPAR is selected on a Power-system, the selected Hardware (Power-system) is still active to operations, like "Power Off".In our unit, it happened twice that the operator wanted to shutdown a LPAR, and unfortunately shut down the whole syste...
over 3 years ago in Hardware Management Console 4 Not under consideration