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RUNRMTCMD equivalent command for IBM i Access Client Solutions.

RUNRMTCMD was available in IBM i Access for Windows (iAWin) but not in IBM i Access Client Solutions (i ACS). Up until Service Pack (SP) SI57907, when RUNRMTCMD is issued, the desktop application would launch and user is able to view the applicati...
about 7 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 2 Not under consideration

Allow more than 1 level of qualified datastructures in SQLRPGLE

We get more and more embedded SQL code in our RPGLE sources but the compiler still only supports 1 level of qualified data structures. This is such a pain. See Use case for example. More practical examples are joins where you want to use the exter...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 6 Future consideration

support externally described programs and service programs

Program objects (*PGMs, *MODULEs, *SRVPGMs) should support "reflection" so that the interface(s) are "visible" so that it is no longer necessary to hand code and maintain "/COPY book members" (1960s technology.) Back around V5R2, IBM began adding ...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 8 Future consideration

User friendly logging of any change activity on HMC for LPAR and Power Server itself

Would like to have a recording of activities like change,add,remove things for LPAR and/or Power Server in the HMC. The task window is not enough and shows only minimal change information.
over 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Future consideration

CMC - Thresholds for used % of the Enterprise Pools base capacity

Within the CMC Enterprise Pools App we are missing a configurable threshold for used % of the Enterprise Pools base capacity. Because the base capacity is already paid and we want to make sure, that we get informed if we getting close to use credi...
about 3 years ago in Cloud Management Console 0 Future consideration

Add Last Used Time for Object

Currently, create and change have both the date and time but last used only has the date. It would be nice to be able to see the last used time of an object as well. Checking what time an object has been used would useful in validating if an objec...
about 4 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 4 Not under consideration

Populate Outline View for CL program variables & files

When accessing Control Language (CL) source within the editor then populate the Outline View with the variable and file references and definitions like what is provided for RPG. Use Case: Anytime when editing Control Language (CL) source programs ...
over 12 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 6 Planned for future release

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

FOR-EACH with record level access

The new FOR-EACH is today working on list, however it would be nice if - in the future - it could be extended to also handle record level access. ( and perhaps also user defined iterators) The basic idea is to make tighter and more concise coding ...
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 9 Not under consideration

Support folders in iACS session manager

Provide the ability to create folders & sub-folders in the iACS session manager to allow better organization of display & printer sessions. Use Case: In situation where there are large number of display & printer sessions, it would be ...
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 5 Future consideration