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Add conversion to/from RPG Date/Time/Timestamp and Axis types in WebService client ( generates a web service client based on Axis, and an RPG wrapper.This RPG wrapper provides the classical C structure for the RPG variable types Date, Time and Timestamp : D xsd_tm DS align qualified template D sec 10i 0 D* seconds afte...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Web Serving 4 Not under consideration

Capture Object Information

he DSPFD command collects a lot of information about files and allows that information to be displayed, printed or written to a file. The file name can also use wildcards. However, it appears the group responsible for the DSPOBJ command didn't bot...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Security 4 Not under consideration

Code Coverage Filter

I would like the ability to use filters with code coverage. This ability does not exist currently. Use Case: When unit testing a service program it may call procedures from several other service programs or even external programs. I am not necessa...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Not under consideration

Column Heading for CPYTOIMPF

I had a client requesting an enhancement for column heading in cpyto/frmimpf. He wants to be able to import text or alias via the ADDCOLNAM parameter. He was expecting *SQL to give him the results but he was using a DDS file with text. He pointed ...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration

Compute templates (flavor) additions / support for API changes

Allow to add all of existing "extra specs" for a compute template to the GUI or support doing it via the REST APIs. Today, the "extra specs" for the compute templates (flavors) is not complete through the GUI. We'd like to be able to define the "s...
over 7 years ago in PowerVC 1 Not under consideration

File Monitors for IBM Navigator for i

Management Central, through System i Navigator, has File Monitors that monitor file activity and can executes commands based on various conditions. That functionality does not exist in IBM Navigator for i, which is positioned as the replacement pr...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / System Management 6 Not under consideration

Allow existing commands to be more interactive

Provide more interactive output for commands that will be doing a lot of work, or have the potential to make large changes in the system.
over 7 years ago in AIX 1 Not under consideration

TN5250 and IBM i Access for Web support for SAML Authentication

System: IBM i Access for WebActor: Web users of IBM i Applications IBM i Access for Web is a Websphere application that provides 5250 web emulation for IBM i hosted applications. It already provides support (via Websphere) for Kerberos SSO, but it...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Not under consideration

IBM Rational Developer for i, lpex convert H,F,D,P spec to Free-Form

With the V7R2 version RPGLE is possibie to use free formats for Control, File, Definition, and Procedure statements.While LPEX editor allows conversion of specific C, does not allow free conversion formats for other specifications.It would be very...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 Not under consideration

AIX leap second handling

Both Linux and Solaris (for lack of better terms) are using a "stretched 59th second " that last for 2 seconds before it ticked to 00. So when compared to TAI, when the clock ticked to 00, all will be in synced. The requirement is that AIX provide...
over 7 years ago in AIX 1 Not under consideration