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IBM i

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Power10 IBM i S1014 4-core SW group P05, is currently limited to 64 GB, should be expanded to at least 256 GB.

It's really very necessary this change because all application need more resources specially memory; before 64 GB they were enough, now not anymore.
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Hardware 3 Not under consideration

Native CLOB and BLOB in RPG

CLOB and BLOB fields as dynamic size dependent on actual datasize. It would be appreciated that RPG could support these datatypes native in RPG and used exactly like varchar with out any explicit size Use Case: CLOB and BLOB is implemented as a st...
about 5 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 Not under consideration

Add ability to generate performance graph data from R720 Collection Services data in Navigator for i

Since PM for Power is being discontinued on September 30, 2020, clients need a way to view graphed performance data for all supported releases. Links to external letters for different geographies with the discontinuance statement:IBM Americas - Un...
almost 4 years ago in IBM i / Performance Tools 3 Not under consideration

Allow multiple definitions in a Dcl-s statement

A very usefull future I found in other languages is multiple variable definition in one line of code: Dcl-s a b c int(10); is clearly faster and shorter than: Dcl-s a int(10);Dcl-s b int(10);Dcl-s c int(10); Use Case: nd
about 5 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 6 Not under consideration

Enhance %char %BIF to add %EDITC functionality %CHAR(mynumber:*NOZEROSUPPRES|*ZEROSUPPRESS)

If we have a numeric field and want to put it in a CHAR field it will show the leading zeros: Assuming myNumber is 7,0 numeric and myAlpha is 7 alpha >> myAlpha = %char(myNumber); myAlpha = '123____' to keep the leading zeros we have to use ...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 Not under consideration

Port .NET (Core) to IBM i via RPM

Now that Mono runs on IBM i (thanks to Calvin Buckley again!), it should be possible to port .NET Core, which is now the main .NET Framework, to IBM i without such a big effort. Use Case: Porting lots of .NET Server Applications to IBM i, using DB...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 2 Not under consideration

Add PDF Interfaces for PRINTED OUTPUT

The use of AFPRSC keyword in DDS has been fine up until now. Today, there is a need to create more "graphical" printed output for customers, packing slips, invoices, order confirmations all need graphics, and sometimes barcodes or other components...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Print 4 Not under consideration

WRKPRB in Navigator for i

WRKPRB equivalent should be available in Navigator for i
10 months ago in IBM i / System Management 3 Not under consideration

Consolidate ACS 5250 Display and TAB Preferences into one Tabbed Dialog

Currently we have: Edit->Preferences -> Tab SetupEdit->Preferences -> Appearance->Tab Appearance The first changes the Active Tab propertiesThe second changes the inactive Tab propertiesPlease place them on the same dialog and use t...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Not under consideration

Determine CCSID depending on content of the file

One of the big challenges when receiving text files via FTP etc from external sources is to determine what CCSID it is encoded in. By default 1252 or 819 is used but often it should be 1208 ( UTF-8 ) instead. Especially when it is XML-files. If th...
almost 4 years ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 12 Not under consideration