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IBM i

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New Navigator for i - PDI customized chart

In Heritage Navigator for i - PDI tool, I created customized PDI charts for my use many times. I cannot find this feature in the New Navigator for i. Can you deliver it in the future?
7 months ago in IBM i / System Management 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...
7 months ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 Not under consideration

Add Database Schema back to iNavigator

I have many users who require access to Database schema via iNavigator.This function is not available in "new" iNavigator and my users are forced to use the heritage version, which requires me to go manually start Admin2 It is unrealistic to ask t...
8 months ago in IBM i / Other 2 Not under consideration

WRKPRB in Navigator for i

WRKPRB equivalent should be available in Navigator for i
8 months ago in IBM i / System Management 3 Not under consideration

The QMHQRDQD API should not update the Object Last Used Date.

Currently if you call QMHQRDQD in an RPG or whatever program, that API updates the *DTAQ object's Last-Used Date with the current date. What if QUSROBJD updated the last used date? It doesn't because it should not. The QMHQRDQD API should not upda...
8 months ago in IBM i / Core OS 3 Not under consideration

Variadic procedures in RPG

In RPG you can make prototypes for procedures where parameter can be omitted, however the datatype and an absolute number of parameters is required in the prototype. For a more polymorphic approach I will suggest to implement variadic procedures w...
9 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 6 Not under consideration

Allow OVRPRTF command to specify TOSTMF('/dev/null') to suppress STDOUT from C based objects

Currently the OVRPRTF command will not allow overrides to stream files that already exist. We have been asked by a customer to suppress the creation of spooled files for certain batch tasks. Currently we issue the OVRPRTF command to route this to ...
9 months ago in IBM i / Core OS 1 Not under consideration

Integrated File System option in ACS keeps asking for password for multiple operation

If ACS is set to ask for user and password each app opening (say to open different IFS ACS windows using different users), it keeps asking for password even for EACH sub-operation, like "download". Recreate: open ACS IFS using ask for user and pas...
9 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Not under consideration

In Printer Output in ACS, please add *ALL to the filter functions.

We have many jobs with the same job name and user. When using the filter option, using the Job information section, please allow *ALL in the user and number boxes. Thank you. Darryl Freinkel.
9 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Not under consideration

Allow stored procedures created as *PGM objects to be called as exit point programs

When using the CREATE PROCEDURE SQL statement to create a *PGM Object it is NOT possible to call the generated object outside of SQL; doing so results in an error reporting "Pointer not set". Looking at the code generated as an intermediary step i...
9 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 4 Not under consideration