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Make %dec() 2nd & 3rd parm optional

The %dec() function should be able to detect the length and decimal positions of the target variable when converting from a character field. Use Case: Currently, when using the %dec() function to convert from a character field, you're forced to sp...
about 5 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 6 Future consideration

%split() should return an empty element where a separator character follows another separator character

In %split() if a separator character follows another separator character, it is ignored. For example, %SPLIT('abc..def' : '.') returns an array with two elements: ('abc','def'). It would be nice if it was possible that an empty element could be re...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 Future consideration

Make 15 second IO-Freeze time configurable

When a FC port on a storage controller goes offline, the switch sends a RSCN event to AIX, which then freezes all IO on all disks that were logged in through that port for 15 seconds. This is part of the fast_fail and dyntrk options on the fscsi d...
about 3 years ago in AIX 1 Planned for future release

Docker on AIX

Docker is a technology that allows for applications to be created, deployed and run using containers. This allows applications and services to be built and deployed on any operating system that supports Docker.
about 5 years ago in AIX 1 Not under consideration

Ubuntu 22.04 support for Novalink on Power10 scale-out servers

For Power9 Ubuntu was supported for Novalink. For Power10 it is not, and only RHEL is supported and it is not free. We need to have Ubuntu 22.04 support for Novalink on Power10 scale-out servers. Ubuntu 22.04 is a long term support so it is worth ...
17 days ago in PowerVM NovaLink 3 Submitted

Add an RPG refactor feature to add the ALIAS keyword to a file or data structure and handle all the renames

Using the alias names for externally-described files or data structures makes the RPG code more readable. But it's difficult and error-prone to change an existing program to use the alias names instead of the short names, even using RDI's existing...
about 4 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Future consideration

CGI PDI Enable History Performance Reports PDF

Inavigator PDI Performance Data Investigator.Create Report of History Performance data , and preferably to be able to schedule them. Use Case: PM400 is End Of Support by IBM , There is an high demand from our IBM i customers to have similar monthl...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / Performance Tools 7 Future consideration

SQL Enhancement - CREATE OR REPLACE INDEX

Please implement CREATE OR REPLACE INDEX Use Case: In setting up a source member for a CMS to create or change an index through RUNSQLSTM, if the index already exists, it errors out. If I precede the CREATE INDEX with a DROP INDEX, it errors out i...
about 4 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Future consideration

Port Mongodb

Port Mongodb to IBM i PASE. https://mongodb.com Use Case: It is starting to become more prevalent that tools(n1) are using NoSQL databases as their means to store data. This means we can't adopt those tools to further our businesses and we are lef...
almost 5 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 4 Not under consideration

Implement qsys2.Http_get for blob file

I think then the new sql function for http_get are really interesting, fast and above all there isn't java! I started use it instead of systools funcion, but I need an http_get that allow me download binary files like .zip . Please implement it! M...
10 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 8 Future consideration