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IBM i

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ACS IFS Explorer - TreeSize-like functionality.

I can't seem to find a good and intuitive tool to get an overview of the IFS. It would be nice to able to look at eg. the root folder and see for each folder how many files/folders/bytes are in that folder.Something like TreeSize for Windows' expl...
about 5 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 4 Not under consideration

Adjust the functionality of AUDIT_JOURNAL_* table functions

I think the current behavior is quite confusing. For example, if I'm trying to retrieve the QAUDJRN "PW" entries from a specific receiver, I might try this: SELECT * FROM TABLE ( SYSTOOLS.AUDIT_JOURNAL_PW(STARTING_RECEIVER_LIBRARY => 'QSYS', ...
4 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 4 Not under consideration

Show SQL referenced items in Outline View

Tables, views, and columns referenced in embedded SQL do not appear in the Outline View. Use Case: **free ctl-opt dftactgrp(*no); dcl-s table char(10);dcl-s lib char(10);dcl-s text char(50); // table exists on every systemexec sql declare pgmr_own...
almost 7 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Not under consideration

Bring the "Web" perspective to RDi 9.8

Hello, The "Web" perspective is part of the "Modernization Tools, Java Edition" which can be installed to RDi 9.6 via IBM Installation Manager. But in the new RDi 9.8 there is no way to install/use this perspective, so we're forced to stay with th...
11 months ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 Not under consideration

BRMS to ignore some non-critical errors when saving spools

BRMS does stop save procedure in some cases of non-cricital errors like saving QUSRSYS with some spool files damaged. It would be preferrable to have BRMS by default ignore the errors, post more detailed information into DSPLOGBRM and continue sav...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / BRMS 5 Not under consideration

Visual explain as a SQL - IBM i service

Visual explain is a vital tool to get the information about how a SQL statement is processed and to understand the nature of SQL queries. However, it can be quite complicated to oververview complicated queries and the graph can be quite chaotic. M...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Not under consideration

Allow Standalone Field Declarations to Reference Subfields of Nested DS Arrays

Declaring a standalone field with a reference field (keyword: LIKE) should work if the referenced field is a subfield of a data structure array in a nested data structure. Use Case: dcl-ds DS_A qualified template; dcl-ds DS_Arr_B dim(10); field1 v...
about 3 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 5 Not under consideration

Dark Mode For Run SQL Scripts

I would like to be given a dark mode or the ability to control colors for Run SQL Scripts. Between the dark screen of the emulator and dark mode of RDI, it would be awesome to also have a dark theme for Run SQL Scripts. RDI gives the option to app...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 5 Not under consideration

Enhance PASE APIs _ILECALL/_ILECALLX to Pass Operational Descriptors

Allow _ILECALL() and _ILECALLX() to pass operational descriptors when calling an ILE procedure, if they are not already capable of this, and provide documentation. There is already a pointer field for the operational descriptor in the ILEarglist_b...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 2 Not under consideration

Exit Point QIBM_QDB_OPEN split

In the operating system there is one entry point DBOPEN Format DBOP0100 that takes care of database access. This is a really powerful exit point, because if activated it shows every access to a file. But on the other side is this exact the biggest...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 12 Not under consideration