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IBM i

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Enhance Omnifind product or integrate it with base db2 for i

OMNIFIND is a text search product that allows IBM i users to search unstructured text stored in a column of a DB2 for i table. The text stored in the column can be either simple character text, an XML document, or any of several different types of...
4 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Future consideration

Create GenerateAndEmailSpreadsheet

With the addition of Generate Spreadsheet and Send Email both are valuable but the adoption would have quite a bit of use if we had one function that does both.
4 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Future consideration

Add "Deprecated" as a special keyword to procedures

Deprecation is something that is not something that RPG developers would be familiar with, however open source developers are. When you no longer need a method or when you dont want someone to use a method that is out there, you deprecate the meth...
12 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 7 Future consideration

Add CPF3C29 checking to the DTAARA keyword in RPG IV

The DTAARA keyword in RPG IV does not honor IBM i object names. It allows users to create data areas with upper/lower case characters in the object name. There is currently only one user-facing interface that allows deleting of mixed-case object n...
16 days ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 Future consideration

Add parameter to RSTLIB / RSTOBJ commands to restore table(s) without data

Please consider adding a parameter to the RSTLIB and RSTOBJ commands to allow restore of DB2 tables / PF's without data (rows). It would be great to be able to restore libraries or objects without getting the data onto the system. Use case 1: We h...
3 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Future consideration

Improve the Reconnect process for RDi

When working remotely for the past 2 years I connect to our corporate network via VPN prior to opening RDi. Everything works fine in RDi until my VPN connection drops. At this point RDi still shows as connected. When I reconnect the VPN and try to...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Future consideration

Would like to put the "Quick Filter" controls at the bottom of the Object List view.

The "Quick filter" controls are too wide when placed on the left or right side of the Object List view when the Object List view is tall and skinny. I run with the Object List view oriented vertically along the right-hand side of the RDi window, j...
about 2 months ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Future consideration

Allow multiple Recipients in the send email function

Absolutely love that we now have send email, however the usability would grow if we could email multiple recipients. suggestion would be to have recipients septerated with a semi colon or comma.
4 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Future consideration

Default parameter values for parameters defined with *omit or *nopass

Allow the definition of a default value for optional parameters so that rather than having to have to check %parms and use a second field as currently :- dcl-pi addItemToBasket; sku char(10); workQty int(10) options(*nopass)end-pi; dcl-s qty like(...
12 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 4 Future consideration

SQLRPGLE precompiler - allow usage of large VARCHARS by interpreting the same as SQLTYPE(CLOB)

Currently you cannot use large RPGLE VARCHARs (length >= 32705) in EXEC SQL statements. I suggest updating the SQL precompiler and SQL processing so that they can be. This would remove the need for defining SQLTYPE(CLOB) in new programs, VARCHA...
7 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Future consideration