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Determine combined size of selected fields

When you are making overlaid fields within a DS you often need to create a master field to contain all the overlain fields and that needs to be of at least a certain size. It would be nice if we could have the editor combine the size of all fields...
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Not under consideration

5250 window boarder attribute overlain by user field end attribute

In ACS version 5250 windows when ever a developer places content that ends on the same place a window boarder attribute begins the developer item end attribute replaces the window boarder attribute. Use Case: Window at either *DS3 or *DS4 ...
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 5 Is a defect

Add Break on Variable Changed to RDi Debug

In other IDE's that I have worked with, I have the ability to watch a variable, and break when its value changes during debug. In RDi I can only set a break point on a specific line and set conditions on when execution stops there. Both are useful...
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Not under consideration

HMC Enh+ GUI and VIOS allowing duplicate SSP LU name

After attempting to create an LU and getting a generic failure, he checked by the HMC GUI at the Pool / Tier level if there was a LU created and no new LU SSP2T_D1 (LU name) was found. Because of the unclear message and the hint to try the procedu...
almost 8 years ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Not under consideration

update_all and ifixes

When we have LPARs with ifixes installed and want to install the latest Service pack using the smit update_all the update fails because the ifixes need to be manually removed before the service pack can be installed. This is a timely process. Can ...
almost 8 years ago in AIX 4 Not under consideration

C++ fstream should return relative record for DB2 PF-SRC when using tellg() method.

The C++ class ifstream supports both IFS files as well as IBM i Db2 database files, and specifically Db2 Source Physical File Members as "text files". ifstream f("/home/cozzi/file.txt");is treated via the interface the same as:ifstream f("/
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / Languages - Other 10 Not under consideration

Suggestions for note 624745106 related with RST command

Recently we've tried to use RST command in order to restore an object previously saved in the same system when it was being stored at *SYSBAS, but now the current path of the same object involves a *SYMLNK that redirects to an iASP. The purpose of...
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / Save and Restore 6 Not under consideration

update to mkcd utility

Enhancement to mkcd command. When writing to a virtual optical library, there are issues with mksysb images greater than 4Gb and with the way the data is stored on the cdrom filesystem.
almost 8 years ago in AIX 2 Not under consideration

IOSTAT-F Truncated Output

Hi IBM. The output from iostat -F is truncated at 20 characters for file-systems names. This can make it almost impossible to confirm the exact file-system that the IO is going to, when you have many mounts that all start with a similar name. E.g....
almost 8 years ago in AIX 2 Not under consideration

Need a option in lparstat/vmstat command to get virtual cpu utilization in AIX

currently none of the AIX command show %physc or %VP usage. only nmon have it but not available to run a command. please add the %vp to lparstat or vmstat command similar to %ec.
almost 8 years ago in AIX 2 Not under consideration