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COBOL Code Coverage in RDp for IBM i

Would like to see the COBOL Code Coverage feature that is currently part of RDz for Cobol programs. Similar sort of feature required for IBM i Cobol Programs in RDp. As its quite useful feature for COBOL developers and also RDp and RDz share techn...
over 11 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 Not under consideration

Define Quotas per user

Set up Quotas per user within a project for number of partitions assigned per user and/or number of partitions assigned to a user that can be concurrently active.
over 5 years ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Show ELSE positions in dsiplayNesting action

Ctrl+Shift+O = actio displayNesting shows an control block outline in RPG LPEX editor. It has limitations i can live with (5 levels max) but I really think it needs to highlight ELSE commands also. Use Case: When I have fix format code to review u...
over 11 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Not under consideration

Customer wants Text items of Table View on i project navigator

Using the Remote system view, the text (description) for the source member is shown in the iSeries Table view (Text column). This is useful to know the contents of each source member.However, using the iSeries Project Navigator view, such informat...
over 11 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 6 Not under consideration

Allow alphabetic expand/contract grouping in outline for fields

In the outline view, allow the fields to be grouped alphabetically with the ability to expand/contract the on the each character in the alphabet to view all the fields for that expanded character.All the variables that begin with 'A' would be grou...
over 11 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Not under consideration

Dynamic variables/arrays

Allow dynamic size variables/arrays in RPGLE, SQLRPGLE and CLLE. Allow declaration of variables like var1 char, var2 int, etc. Use Case: Having dynamic variables and arrays allows you to not have to worry about array index out of bounds when you t...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 Not under consideration

HMC command output documentation

There is no official IBM document explaining the outputs for HMC commands. Therefore a customer must guess what HMC command output means or open a support ticket for an explanation.
over 5 years ago in Hardware Management Console 3 Not under consideration


The customer found they can't add the virtual adapter last Friday.The HMC called out the HMC could not visit the VIOS database.We asked the customer collected the pedbg,iqyy and the VIOSs' snap.Then we opened a PMH 57449,141,672.The tsg thought th...
over 5 years ago in Hardware Management Console 6 Not under consideration

copy members on ibm i cobol programs

expand copy memebers when editing a cobol program on ibm i system Use Case: User edits a cobol programUser clisk on a copy member with right buttonA context menú offers open the copy memberThe member is opened or exapanded
over 5 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 Not under consideration

Cobol variables declaration locatoron IBM i

locate were the cobol variables are defined Use Case: User edits an ile cobol program User edits browse procedure divisiónUser mouse over a varibale or data groupan hyperlink is shown, the user clicks on it, and it is taken to data división, were ...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 Not under consideration