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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

Execute Line Commands over Multiple Views of Same Source Member

Currently, you can only execute line commands within a single view of a source member, which requires you to navigate between different sections of the same code on a single view, and can be time consuming if you have multiple line commands to exe...
over 8 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Not under consideration

cfgmgr locks VIOS if called in separate processes at the same time

mkdev, mkiscsi, cfgmgr, rmdev, rmiscsi cause the odm to lock and subsequently the VIOS gets locked and needs to be rebooted to recover. We run these commands when an LPAR is started/stopped and they could happen at the same time. This causing the ...
almost 3 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 1 Is a defect

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...
almost 6 years ago in AIX 3 Not under consideration


Enhance SYSTOOLS.CHECK_SYSROUTINE & CHECK_SYSCST to include a "remote schema" parameter. Use Case: Allow easy comparison of SQL objects in test schemas & multi-tenant environments.
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Not under consideration

Search argument should not be case sensitive in spool

After compilation of RPGLE modules in as400, spool files are generated. In order to find attributes and origin of a variable(which file or data structure it belongs to) , we type search argument in the "Find" space. This search argument is case se...
over 11 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Not under consideration

Unused procedures and variables warning

It would be very useful if RDP shows warnings about unused variables and unused procedures. Every declared variable that isn't reference should be highlighted, indicating that is unused. For internal procedures (not exported) the behavior should b...
over 11 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Not under consideration

AIX kernel change to batch memory pool rebalance for DLPAR vCPU adds/removes

Today for every 8 logical CPUs, the memory pools are being rebalanced. There is serialization if the lpar is a shared processor lpar, such that rebalancing can cause a CPU add/delete operation to wait until the rebalancing is completed. This can b...
almost 6 years ago in AIX 1 Not under consideration

Restore Option needed - addition, disable experation

When restoring a PowerVC backup, we expired 100's of VM's at the same time. There needs to be a switch to disable expiration on a restore.
almost 6 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Make PowerVC installer a step-by-step

The process for installing PowerVC is scripted, however you can see it's made of several step. The problem is that if installation is broken for some error, it can't be re-started because the pre-install checks say that PowerVC is already installe...
almost 9 years ago in PowerVC 2 Not under consideration