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Add ability to use any RPG variable in an embedded SQL statement, including those that come from Qualified Dimensioned data structures

Programmers would benefit by not seeing the error - Variable :BLAH is not usable for reason X when writing exec SQL select statement in an RPG program. Some variables are allowed and some are not, but it is not always clear why this basic select d...
4 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration

AIX I/O error recovery ; Enhance EEH to RoCE adapter

System: Product Power Systems , FPGAActor: enhance EEH to RoCE adapter Product FPGA on Power Systems is a commonly used expansion Unit that provides monitoring and error management of PICe adapter. Description: Customer uses SIView on Power System...
about 5 years ago in AIX 4 Not under consideration

Add parameter that allows to copy owner of object with CRTDUPOBJ

When creating a duplicate object, all security related data is copied. This includes *Autl, *Public and all private authorities. The only thing missing to be copied (or not) is the owner of the existing object. For now, a CHGOBJOWN must be run aft...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Core OS 3 Not under consideration

Allow partitioning of DDS created tables

As of today, a DDS created table cannot be partitioned by ALTER TABLE ADD PARTITION. In many cases, a DDS table can be converted to an SQL table, however some keywords like DATFMT are not available in SQL. Which means that those tables cannot be c...
7 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration

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

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

extend Support for HMC classic View after Release 8.8.6

Wir benutzen den classic View auf der HMC in der Version 8.8.6. Beim letzten Update ist aufgefallen das die Version 8.8.6 die letzte Version sein soll, die den classic View unterstützt.Mit dem enhanced+ View haben wir erhebliche Performance Proble...
about 7 years ago in Hardware Management Console 3 Not under consideration

Please add a prompt to run the setup functions again. (Resubmitted)

Please see the idea I created before with the same title. The functionality needed as you say is already in the system. I disagree. Control is available but is totally in the hands of the PC and network folk. They are not responsible for the secur...
3 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 3 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

IBM i ACS Data transfer should use type GRAPHIC instead of CHAR

We are using the "Data transfer" tool in IBM i Access Client Solutions to import data from Excel. In the dialogue "Create IBM i Database File" we use the "Start Scan" Button to determine the data layout of the spreadsheet which should be imported....
about 1 month ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Not under consideration