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Add ptf compare between multiple systems to New Navigator

The old fat client navigator with the compass from the deprecated windows product had the ability to compare PTF's between multiple systems and propagate them.Please add this to the New Navigator. Use Case: I want to know what PTF's are on my test...
7 months ago in IBM i / System Management 4 Future consideration

Remove or Relaxe the error when %SUBST length exceeds length of data

The runtime for RPG currently blows up if %SUBST(var : START : LENGTH ) length value exceeds the length of the VAR or if it is 0.Provide an option to ignore this issue for runtime purposes. OPTION(*NOLENCHK) (No Length Check) which would cause run...
6 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 10 Not under consideration

Make ACS RUNSQL SCRIPTS Open Source/Mbr Respect SRCFILE RCDLEN

In IBM ACS RUNSQL Scripts, if you open a host Source File member, if that source member exceeds 80 bytes, then ACS "wrecks" the source code--potentially making it usable. This request is to have ACS retrieve the source file's record length, and be...
6 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 3 Future consideration

Please change the icon for Rational Developer for i (RDi)

Please change the icon for Rational Developer for i (RDi). The current one is horrible and looks like a fuzzy dark meaningless spot. When this icon was originally changed about 2 years ago I called support thinking there was a problem with my inst...
5 months ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 Future consideration

Add optional argument for XMLPARSE

To use XMLPARSE, the external encoding of the data need to be consistent with XML prolog. But, often, the encoding of the variable (in hosted langage or CLOB) isn't the same as original value. For example : when we receive an XML file by FTP or ot...
about 1 month ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Future consideration

Auditing who created a share

Modify the Add File Server Share (QZLSADFS) API to also record CREATE_TIMESTAMP and CREATE_USER.Make CREATE_TIMESTAMP and CREATE_USER available to the SERVER_SHARE_INFO view at: https://www.ibm.com/docs/en/i/7.4?topic=services-server-share-info-vi...
7 months ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 3 Future consideration

add record type to DNS_LOOKUP table function

DNS supports obviously many record types. Apparenty DNS_LOOKUP ask just for A type. Please add record type query for to DNS_LOOKUP as a second parameter (i.e. to ask for MX type, TXT type.... etc....)
10 days ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 0 Submitted

RDi: Add templates for CL and DDS

We have a number of templates which we use for the creation of new programs and display files, and having discovered templates within RDi, wanted to transfer them into RDi so they are at every developer's fingertips. Unfortunately, there's no supp...
28 days ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Future consideration

Support 5250 emulator for mobile device.

The only IBM 5250 emulator that worked on mobile devices (iPhone and Android) was 5250 applet which was a part of IBM access for Web (5770-XH2). As the IBM access for Web had been discontinued since IBM i 7.5, there are no alternative 5250 emulato...
29 days ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Not under consideration

Port FIRST_DAY function to Db2 for i

IBM Db2 11.1 introduced a new scalar function FIRST_DAY to return the first day of the month. https://www.ibm.com/docs/en/db2/11.5?topic=functions-first-day Please port this function to IBM Db2 for i. Use Case: Make SQL more readable. Make SQL mor...
6 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Future consideration