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Add an ANY_VALUE aggregate function

Please add an ANY_VALUE aggregate function, this would simplify queries that group by an id and also require other values that are known to be unique within the group. SELECT a.article_id, ANY_VALUE(a.description), COUNT(*) FROM article AS a JOIN ...
11 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Future consideration

Correct the QSYLOBJP API Documentation

Today, the QSYLOBJP API documentation states that it creates: a list of objects that adopt an object owner's authority In the classic way of thinking, this would be program/srvpgm objects that have USRPRF(*OWNER) set a creation time. However what ...
11 months ago in IBM i / Security 3 Future consideration

ACS - Add more attributes to the Printer output displays

The Printer Output display in ACS shows a limited number of fields. Please could you add the remaining fields. I find that I need to see fields like form type, user defined fields and the common fields used daily are missing. I have to go back to ...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 2 Future consideration

Syntax support for new Cobol verbs

Today syntax checking isn't done for new Cobol verbs like EXIT SECTION, EXIT PARAGRAPH, EXIT PERFORM and ALLOCATE. We are using EXIT SECTION a lot now but RDi always shows that it is some error in the code.
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Future consideration

Add functionality to iNav - the ability to review entries in any Journal Receiver

In the same way you can view entries in the System Audit Journal - add the functionality to view entries in any journal on the server. This is a nice to have feature that would allow using the same modern interface to research data related transa...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / System Management 1 Future consideration

DB2 for i PTF services to use ESA configuration for internet access

SYSTOOLS.GROUP_PTF_CURRENCY and SYSTOOLS.GROUP_PTF_DETAILS are great tools to keep track of missing PTFs on a system. When running SQL statement against this view, there is an internet connection from the system to PSP documents. This is a direct ...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Future consideration

ACS - Schemas - provide for re-ordering of all columns in a table and views.

Please provide additional functionality to allow us to reorder any field/column on a table/view. As modernization happens or while developing new applications, new fields and keys are added and we do need to reorganize the sequence in which fields...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 3 Future consideration

Font Mapping for 5770TS1

System: Power System/Post script printerActor: User needing new feature this process is directly sending the PDF file including 'WT Sans J' font. It is very useful because customer doesn't need PC on the way of Printer.The customer is printing car...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Print 3 Future consideration

Search all spool files in a output queue

We have a output queue which contains a spool file for each customer order we receive. We occasionally need to search those spool files for a customer number to see the order at the time it was originally sent. I currently go through each spool fi...
12 months ago in IBM i / System Management 4 Future consideration

In RDI ability to exit program debug immediately as in F3 using green screen STRDBG

Using green screen STRDBG, while stepping through any program using F10, if the developer presses F3 to exit, the program stops running immediately. This is a bit of a safeguard to many developers where they know they can end a job midstream. This...
almost 9 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 6 Future consideration