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Option required for saving Data Overview Diagram for future references

Due to some business requirement I was generating a Data Overview Diagram from some of the tables from our database. I created the overview diagram and then added some additional information, but couldn't find any option to save the overview diagr...
about 12 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 6 Not under consideration

The Design tab of Screen Designer should show all non-hidden items defined on the record

When designing records, I would like to see all fields/constants without regard to conditioning or attributes. Currently, I comment out the DSPATR(ND) or indicators while I am working on the design, so that I can see everything defined in the reco...
about 12 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Not under consideration

MMY: Slow System

1. AIX 7.1 has implemented the feature that supports thread level locale, AIX 6.1 doesn't have this feature. 2. Because of this feature, there is some performance penalty on the locale APIs like isdigit.
about 8 years ago in AIX 2 Not under consideration

Add ability to select compare tool to use

Add the ability to select which compare tool - LPEX or text - to use within RDp. The compare to each other always brings up the Text Compare.1) select two members in an RSE filter2) the compare with only allows ?each other? this is OK.3) There sho...
about 12 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Not under consideration

Compare to file should be available from the Remote Systems view

Create consistency between the LPEX editor and RSE views when it comes to Compare tooling:1) Compare to file should be available from RSE View2) Compare options should be available from the open source in the LPEx editor other then from the Edit g...
about 12 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 7 Not under consideration

Have AIX fibre channel allow storage target ports to leave Fabric and return with new FC_ID (same WWN) for Disaster Recovery

In NetApp's SAN storage Cluster Mode Disaster Recovery solution, two distinct clusters are active at separate sites. When one cluster or site goes down, the cluster at the other site can load it's replicated configuration and data and continue to ...
about 8 years ago in AIX 5 Not under consideration

DataStructure Subfield Access By Variable Property

Add new syntax to RPG for accessing subfields. RPG limits access to qualified data structure subfields to hard-coded names with dot notation. New syntax should be like Javascript property notation dataStruct['literal_name'] or var fld = 'userName'...
about 8 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Not under consideration

Consistent use of Run actions CTRL+F11

Please make the actions of CTRL+F11 (Start a Run Configuration) ALWAYS prompt for the configuration to start. Seen in RDi Use Case: When using CTRL+F11 to initiate a Run Configuration and LPEX is open and in focus a dialog appears requiri...
about 8 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Not under consideration

NFS v4.1 support for AIX 6.1/7.1

NFS v4.1 - Support requriement for AIX 6.1/7.1
about 8 years ago in AIX 2 Not under consideration

Clappmond RAS enhancemenets

Recently I worked on a number of calls where PHA application monitor timed out. Usually we can not provide a proper RCA in these cases which frustrates our customers.I propose to add an option to application monitor / clappmond to collect addition...
about 4 years ago in PowerHA for AIX 0 Planned for future release