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possibility to specify what decimal character %char() should use

I'm missing the possibility to specify what decimal character should be used in %char() overriding the control specification DECEDIT keyword. The standard european character is comma instead of point. But sometimes when generating CSV or XML files...
about 8 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 Not under consideration

Allow prioritisation of DNS MX record over A record for SMTP server.

Product - SMTP server, presumably part of 5770TC1. We have a situation where a destination DNS resolves to loopback and it causes QMSF to crash. It turns out that the A record has as it's address and the MX record has the correct address...
about 8 years ago in IBM i / Networking 5 Not under consideration

Allow HMC profile change to edit WWPN on virtual fiber channel adapters

We have attached a couple of Data Domain 2500's to a group of Power 8's. The wrong WWPN's are stored in the existing lpar profile. There is no way to change the WWPN for the virtual fiber channel adapter using the HMC GUI. You have to follow the h...
about 8 years ago in Hardware Management Console 5 Not under consideration

Rational Developer for i Backspace & Paste behavior in Replace mode

While in Replace mode(Insert key toggle in US) editing a source member, using the Paste function shifts characters following the block to the right while the expected behavior would be to replace a corresponding volume of characters. While in Inse...
about 8 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Not under consideration

Dual VIOS env.: vhost-to-slot ID combination after LPM operation must be equal on both target VIOS

We use LPARS with DualVIO on Power Systems. We need to track Diskmappings to Hosts in Dokumentation, also need to add an delete disk mappings als Virtual Target Device on VIO for the LPAR.At start we get 3 vhosts per LPAR in ascending order, the o...
about 8 years ago in PowerVM VIOS 4 Not under consideration

Access Client Solutions .fdfx location

The .fdfx filepath set in a saved .dtfx gets ignored when the .dtfx is run. Instead, the .dtfx deposits a new .fdfx into its own filepath. Use Case: Saved download Sample.dtfx has the following settings: Output to C:\Users\username\Desktop\Sample....
about 8 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 6 Is a defect

Icons for Access Client Solutions file types

Please set or provide separate icons for .dtfx, .dttx, and .hod/.bchx file types. Use Case: We open saved transfers and sessions from Windows Explorer all the time. Visually distinguishing downloads from sessions, downloads from uploads, etc., wou...
about 8 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 3 Not under consideration

IBM AIX RBAC Enhancement

There are application installation procedure that requires the creation of "/etc/rc.d" entries to automate the application startup and shutdown. e.g. # ln -s /etc/dbora /etc/rc.d/r...
about 8 years ago in AIX 2 Not under consideration

Access Client Solution paste formatting error

Using the ACS 5250 emulator and editing a source member, performed a selection with the cursor keys then pressed Ctrl+X to cut then repositioned cursor to perform Ctrl+V to paste. A blank line within the copy block caused everything after the blan...
about 8 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 5 Not under consideration

JDBC exception when using KeyedFile read for table with more than 2 billion rows

Received the following error from a web service call as the application is attempting to access a table with 2.2 billion rows. recordNumber: The parameter value is out of the allowed range. It...
about 8 years ago in IBM i / JAVA 3 Is a defect