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System debugger in the "Tools" menu in ACS

Today you have to open the "Run SQL Script" to start the System Debugger. This great when you work with stored procedures, however, this is counter intuitive if you debug other type of programs Use Case: Open IBM i ACS, Click Tools, Select the sys...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 3 Future consideration

F15 to search backwards, vs. F16 to search forwards

I can search/find forward in a spool file, for example, but it would be nice to be able to search/find backward as well. I see F14=Find options, F16=Find; looks like F15=Find prev would fit nicely on spool files and physical file searches Use Case...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Print 7 Future consideration

Defaults for Dcl-pi;

Parameters for programs and procedures are declared with Dcl-pi. Today it requires to to give the name or *N. But for programs and procedures that does not return a value - it would be appreciated if that was not required and could default to *N a...
7 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 Future consideration

CGI PDI Enable History Performance Reports PDF

Inavigator PDI Performance Data Investigator.Create Report of History Performance data , and preferably to be able to schedule them. Use Case: PM400 is End Of Support by IBM , There is an high demand from our IBM i customers to have similar monthl...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / Performance Tools 7 Future consideration

get_xml_file() need to be encoding agnostic

The get_xml_file() is a fantastic tool to load XML files from the IFS. However it will fail if data is stored in utf-16LE format.
about 2 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Future consideration

Make ACS RUNSQL SCRIPTS Open Source/Mbr Respect SRCFILE RCDLEN

In IBM ACS RUNSQL Scripts, if you open a host Source File member, if that source member exceeds 80 bytes, then ACS "wrecks" the source code--potentially making it usable. This request is to have ACS retrieve the source file's record length, and be...
11 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 3 Future consideration

Support 132 Columns on most WRKxxx Screens

Using WRKSPLF, WRKOUTQ, WRKJOB WRKACTJOB, DSPJOBLOG and others is frustrating due to 80-column screen output used in those interfaces. Only DSPSPLF had the foresight to incorporate so called wide screen mode. We need 132 column support in Work Man...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / System Management 1 Not under consideration

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 1 year ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 5 Planned for future release

Extend PCML to optionally include private (ie not exported) procedures

Breaking this part out from https://ibm-power-systems.ideas.ibm.com/ideas/IBMI-I-3437 Please add an option to include private functions/procedures in generated PCML with a tag indicating this. This part would primarily be used to generate document...
3 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Future consideration

Extend PCML to optionally include source file & line number where data structures and procedures are defined

Breaking out this part from https://ibm-power-systems.ideas.ibm.com/ideas/IBMI-I-3437 Please add an option for the PCML generated to include the source file & line number where data structures & procedures are defined. My initial plan woul...
3 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 Future consideration