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New Nav for i - Group System endpoints.

It would be nice to have the ability to group systems in New Nav. I have 130+ systems mixed into prod, dev, and qa. Would be nice to separate them on the Dashboard page. I am using one central location to manage all of my endpoints which is great!...
27 days ago in IBM i / System Management 1 Future consideration

Allow %right, %left, and %subdt to left of assignment operator =

%subst is allowed on the left of an assignment operator, in order to change a substring. It would be nice if %left, %right, and %subdt could do the same. Instead of: if (%len(%trimr(XREF)) > %len(F1XREF)); %subst(F1XREF:(%len(F1XREF) - 2)) = '....
4 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Future consideration

Code Coverage Consolidation with multiple cczip files on same object not working in RDi9.8

In RDi 9.8, When executing multiple test cases on different procedures in a module or on a program, different cczip files are created. We use below approach to consolidate them and generate the final code coverage. However, it doesn't consolidate ...
28 days ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Future consideration

Add new parameter SAVDTA( *YES | *NO ) to the SAVLIB and SAVOBJ commands.

It would offer the ability to save a library (or object) without data so that a new instance of an application could be created starting with an empty database. Everything would be saved except the data. When the library is later restored tables a...
4 months ago in IBM i / Save and Restore 3 Future consideration

Consolidate documentation for Services and documentation for the system catalog into one area.

Instead of placing the documentation for IBM i Services underneath "Performance and query optimization" move it to "Db2 for i catalog views". Take these links: Db2® for i Services: https://www.ibm.com/docs/en/i/7.5?topic=optimization-db2-i-service...
12 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 9 Future consideration

Power off Date by sql

we require the ability to find the time and date of machine shutdown via sql (scheduled via the go power command)
3 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 4 Future consideration

Include AFP Manager in New Navigator for i

The new Navigator for i does not include AFP Manager, which is most frequently used to import overlays and page segments that have been created using AFP Print Driver, now provided by Ricoh. The current AFP Manager also has functionality to import...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / System Management 12 Future consideration

PowerVC support "Spectrum Virtualize Volume Mobility"

To migrate from one SVC to a new SVC you need this feature. This works similar to LPM "only" not with VMs but with LUNs.
9 months ago in PowerVC 3 Future consideration

SYSTOOLS.READ_SPREADSHEET to be able to read xlsx files from SQL

It would be usefull to be able to read xlsx files from within RPG programs for importing data as a table function.
5 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Future consideration

New ASSERT op-code

Assertions are good programming style and widely in use in C, C++ and other languages. The idea is to have an ASSERT op-code like that: assert sqlcode in %list(0:100) 'Unexpected SQLCODE = '+%char(sqlcode); assert sqlcode = *zero %msg(...) %target...
5 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 Future consideration