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Enhancement to SELECT

Currently there is no difference between a SELECT ... ENDSL block and an IF ... ELSEIF ... ENDIF block. I am not real sure why both are in the language. However, if the SELECT block had a "switched" format like the SWITCH block in C, that would be...
almost 5 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 13 Delivered

Identify where in the code you are at.

When editing or browsing through a source member in the LPEX editor, it would be helpful to know in what subroutine or procedure you are at. This would eliminate the need to find BEGSR Previous. SImilar to how the Show Date Area toggle works curre...
over 12 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 14 Delivered

AIX Fast I/O error recovery on redundant storage environment

There are many redundancy solutions for robust disk I/O availability - redundant HBAs, redundant SAN switches and redundant storage system. After apply IJ10537(included in AIX 7.2 TL2 SP3), almost 120 sec to recover I/O even set rw_timeout to mini...
almost 5 years ago in AIX 2 Delivered

Service Entry Breakpoint conditionable on program variables.

A service entry breakpoint is currently on conditional on the program/cmodule called and userid.This is insufficient if the there are many porgrams invoked under the same userid. What is required is the ability to set a break point based on the va...
almost 7 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 8 Delivered

RPG Docs (like Java Docs) in Content Assist

Java docs is incredible useful when writing java code in eclipse, specially when the associated documentation for a method is retrieved with the content assist pop up. There's no official documentation for rpg, but projects like ILE DOCS are very ...
over 11 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 14 Delivered

SEA Traffic analysis - seastat

Assuming we have 100 AIX LPARs served by 1 SEA and 20 VLANs , How can we interactively know which LPARs( or ip or mac) and VLANs are heavily consuming the SEA and its underlying physical adapter/s? VIOS seastat command gives huge amount of data wi...
over 3 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 12 Delivered

See variable bigger than 4,095 characters in RDI Debug

Green Screen debug allow you to do this: EVAL MyBigXML:C 65000. And you see the complete value of the field! Inside RDI, you can add a monitor varaible with "MyBigXML:C 65000" and it cuts off at 4,095 characters. Oh well, just use command line STR...
over 8 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Delivered

Annual/yearly option for i5/OS job scheduler

Add a frequency (FRQ) of *YEARLY to the system job scheduler, to go along with the *WEEKLY and *MONTHLY options. Allow the user to enter a specific date as the schedule date (SCDDATE) for the first run of the job, or a special value such as *YEARS...
about 5 years ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 6 Delivered

Multi-Tab view in Run SQL Scripts

Could "Run SQL Scripts" feature present opened windows as tabs in the same Run SQL script window? It would be great if user could pick in configuration whether single or multi-tab approach is used by default. It would also be great if you could im...
almost 5 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 9 Delivered

Add New BIF's %right() and %left()

While %left(str: int) can be done with a %subst(str: 1: int), %right(str: int) is not so straight forward. %right(str: int) must be written as %subst(str: %len(%trimr(str)) - (int - 1)) This is far less readable. Please add convenience BIF's %left...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 14 Delivered