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Select into :dsArray

It would be great to be able to select columns from a table directly into a data structure array instead of going through the process of creating a cursor. Because a lot of times you just want the list of matches and then your done. It makes even ...
almost 4 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 6 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...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 4 Not under consideration

Refactor->Extract Local Variable - for ILE RPG

Code Refactoring is a well known software best practice that involves improving the structure of existing computer code while preserving its behaviour.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Code_refactoringEclipse already has excellent refactoring support ...
about 7 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 Future consideration

Other implementation of IBM HMC grafical vterm needed because Java webstart is deprecated

The graphical implementation of the HMC vterm requires Java webstart (*.jnlp). Java webstart is deprecated by current releases of OpenJDK en Oracle Java, IBM should use a different implementation for the graphical vterm of the HMC, based on common...
over 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Planned for future release

ClamAV rpm requested for IBM i

Please may we have a port of ClamAV (already available on AIX) for the IBM i platform incuding back to 7.1 :-) Use Case: Ability to run Open Source AV on the IBM i platform.
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 5 Planned for future release

Navigator for i - IFS analysis tool like TreeSize

I submitted this earlier (ID 133748) as a request for ACS, but it was declined and suggested that I resubmit it for Navigator for i. 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 ...
about 3 years ago in IBM i / System Management 5 Future consideration

API qzipzip, stores always the full path. When zip file is for external use then fullpath is not desirable (security)this

When using the QZipZip API the full path is stored in the zip file. When these zip files are to be used by and external party the he must drill down to find his zipped files. Also this expose the internal file structure.So having an option to incl...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 2 Future consideration

physical port on destination side for the migrating client LPAR

Physical port (FCS)on destination side for the migrating client LPAR can not see during the LPM on HMC GUI , so as mentioned the option is only available from HMC CLI with the command below: ~> migrlpar -o v -m <source_managed_system> -t ...
over 2 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future consideration

Add Case Conversion to RPG Subprocedure Parameters

Add support to automatically convert Subprocedure Parameters to Upper or Lower case using OPTION(*UPPER) or OPTION(*LOWER) keywords on the parameter definition. Obviously, this would be for CHAR, VARCHAR parameters that are also CONST or VALUE. It...
about 3 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 10 Future consideration

Do not change the date field in date area if only change for a source line is a "white space" change.

Do not change the date field in date area if only change for a source line is a "white space" change.Or a setting where you can control the date field in date area being updated on a source line "White space only" change. An example of this is RPG...
over 8 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 8 Future consideration