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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

enable encryption of USB drives

Please enable encryption of usb drives. Use Case: Can securely distribute software between systems and also automatically encrypt data stored / copied to usb drive.I could imagine having a password field in device description or password prompt du...
about 5 years ago in IBM i / Storage 1 Future consideration


It would helpful to use an expression like a subselect with DDL, such as: alter sequence XYZ.SEQ1 restart with (select max(ID) + 1from XYZ.TAB1) Use Case: It is common to add rows to a table. If one of the columns is not an identity column but ins...
about 6 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Future consideration

RDi word navigation

Use Ctrl+Left and Ctrl+Right for word navigation, not just whitespace. Characters like parameter separators (:), comparison operators (<, <=, >, >=, =), mathematical operators (+, -, *, /) should be "stop points." Bonus (although it sh...
about 4 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Future consideration

Change default behavior of filter pools in RDi.

In RDi filter pools are VERY useful! But, there are some strange behaviors that I think should be addressed. 1. For some reason you cannot rename, or delete the default filter pool. Also, the name of the filter pool is UGLY! If you try to rename i...
about 5 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 7 Future consideration

DKIM implementation on IBM i SMTP server

over 5 years ago in IBM i / Web Serving 2 Future consideration

allow key based ssh connection for Administration Runtime Expert remote systems verify

Within Application Runtime Expert systems groups, we have to provide a user id/password for the tool to connect from the ARE server to each remote system we want our template to run on.This requires either to have the same user profile/password, b...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / System Management 2 Future consideration

RFE Ability to configure management port used by integrated application server

Ability to configure management port used by integrated application server. Use Case: Integrated application server uses the local connector feature to enable Web Admin GUI to manage applications running in the server. The problem is that the loca...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Web Serving 4 Future consideration

Document SQLCLI attribute to persist open cursors across program boundaries.

SQLCLI cursors are unexpectedly closed when an application returns to a calling program in the stack. The SQLCLI connection persists but the cursors do not. Use Case: Objective: Maintain array of open cursors for connecting client software having ...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Future consideration

Allow booleans to be returned in an IWS service response

You cannot currently return a true or a false in a json response. If you want a similar thing you would have to return either a 0 or 1 or a string representation "true" or "false". It would be helpful to be able to return a real boolean to make it...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Web Serving 2 Future consideration