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Make IBM i compatible with SMBC AIX

the SMBC does not work with IBM i Use Case: We have set up the SMBC on our AIX servers for exchanges between AIX, Windows, etc. However, the SMBC does not work with IBM i. Would it be possible to make IBM i compatible with SMBC AIX
almost 4 years ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 3 Future consideration

support #pragma once in C/C++

Please add support for the non-standard but widely support #pragma once. It's way more convinient than regular include guards and would make porting software easier.
12 months ago in IBM i / Languages - Other 2 Future consideration

Webservices is not keeping RPG definition.

The problem is the generation of webservices Webservices is not keeping rpg definition examples in the pmr 60857,200,838 It was open and I was told to redirect it to HTTP SVR for IThe before submit :
almost 7 years ago in IBM i / Web Serving 3 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...
over 8 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 6 Future consideration

SQL Add ANCHOR DATA To (%TYPE) functionality

The lack of support for the %TYPE or ANCHOR DATA TO for data declarations affects our ability to port databases that use this functionality. We are looking at porting a Postgres based application to IBM i and have a large number of functions that ...
almost 5 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Future consideration

AJS within iASP without iASP in JOBD in Navigator for i

We'd like an option to set the iASP for the Advanced JobScheduler (AJS) within the Navigator for i without having the iASP in the jobdescription. Use Case: We're running the AJS library within the iASP but as administrators we don't get the iASP t...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / System Management 2 Future consideration

Enhancement to get better messaging in the joblog for missing directory for access logs

As described in the PMR #11243,033,724, the apache version 2.4.2 is now "checking during config test that directories for the access logs actually exist." (PR 29941). If the directory is missing, then the apache instance will not restart. This is ...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / Web Serving 0 Future consideration

RDI: Outline does not show SORTA modifying array

If you have a SORTA in the program then it is not shown in the outline that the array is modified, only referred to. The content of the array is not modified but the sequence might be changed. Like in the files you could show the operation done to...
12 months ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Future consideration

Add 'Apply Immediate Only' option as a PTF Fix Action in Administrative Runtime Expert

Add 'Apply Immediate Only' option as a PTF Fix Action in Administrative Runtime Expert. With the latest update to ARE we got an option to apply PTFs delayed "Delayed apply" and send the SAVF file over. Lets do one more step and give the option to ...
about 4 years ago in IBM i / System Management 1 Future consideration

DDS keyword for generating hyperlinks in Infprint Server generated PDF's

I would like to have a DDS keyword in printerfiles which create a clickable link in my output PDF file. The PDF file is generated by Infoprint Server. Use Case: In my print (spoolfile) there is a text If I use Infprint server to conve...
about 7 years ago in IBM i / Print 1 Future consideration