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ksh93 search slow

The performance of the following ksh93 script is unacceptable: s="a=123456789-123456789-12345678" date if [[ "${s}" == *([!=])[=]*(*) ]]; then date name=${.sh.match[1]} value=${.sh.match[2]} print "Match" ${name} "=" ${value} else date print "No m...
over 7 years ago in AIX 1 Not under consideration

Implement RPG/CL Documentation Generation within RDi

Currently RPG and CL do not offer a common way for a developer to put comments/documentation within the code and then have documentation be generated. This is something that other languages offer, such as JAVADocs. I would like RDi to be able to u...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Not under consideration

64 Bit DLL file required for V7R1 client access setup

We have here a scenario in which we've upgraded Excel from 2007 (32-bit) to 2012 (64-bit) and now an Excel script returns a Microsoft Visual Basic Compile error, saying "This error commonly occurs when code is incompatible with the version, platfo...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 3 Not under consideration

Show help for the version of the compiler in use.

It would save some time if the help were shown for the version of the compiler I with which I am concerned at the monment. I can find no setting for this in the preferences. I am coding on a 6.1 machine, but when I press help I get the help for th...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Not under consideration

Export Outline View Contents

The Outline view has drastically improved over the last several RDi releases. I propose that the data from the outline view be able to be exported. This data could then be used for a number of helpful things, but it would be especially helpful in ...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Not under consideration

Digital Certificate Manager

Can it be possible to include some type of logging when using DCM? Use Case: We would like to know when our Server or Client Certificates are being used? This would include from what source and to whom.
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Security 5 Not under consideration

TME support on 16 Gb fc adapters for PowerHA SAN Heartbeat

PowerHA 7.1.3 TME support on S824 systems seems not to be in place. The adapter details are the following:PCIe2 2-Port 16Gb FC Adapter (df1000e21410f103) Part Number.................00E3495 SerialNumber...............1A51100A6C ECLevel...............
over 7 years ago in PowerHA for AIX 2 Not under consideration

Provide method to suppress backslash as delimiter for IFS paths

IBM CL commands and the QJoStartJournaling and QJoEndJournaling APIs treat backslash characters as a delimiter and implicitly treat them as forward slash characters. The result of this is that there is now way for these commands and APIs to refere...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 4 Not under consideration

Native javadoc functionality for all ILE development languages

Within the java language, javadoc provides a consistent documentation facility that encourages modular design and code reuse. While there have been third-party functions provided for some IBM i development languages, it hasn't covered all of the a...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Languages - Other 2 Future consideration

Keep leading zero with CPYTOSTMF

IBMi data has to be made available to an external application. It has to be a *TAB seperated "csv" ile. I use CPYTOIMPF to accomplish this, no poblem here. CPYTOIMPF FROMFILE(QTEMP/file) TOSTMF(mycsvfilename) MBROPT(*REPLACE) STMFCCSID(*PCASCII) R...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 4 Not under consideration