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Auto Generate file open for RPG IV

I can generate Procedures, D-Specs, and Java Method Calls from a right click menu in the LPEX editor for RPG. It would be useful if I could generate file opens as well. It should work like this: 1. Right click in the editor, and select New -> F...
about 4 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Future consideration

RDI 9.0.1 Outline View - DDS indicator list

When in the LPEX editor, there is an outline view that shows lists of fields, indicators, etc., when in an RPG source member. This is an excellent pane of information. However, we are not finding an indicator list when working on a DDS source memb...
almost 10 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 7 Future consideration

"create type" with all characteristics like column table

Improve the SQL "create type" command by adding the column header, the field text and all the possible features that are in a field of a table. In this way it would be possible to create the tables by simply referring to the "type" without definin...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Future consideration

VARCHAR_FORMAT support TZH and TZM format elements

Db2 for z/OS aleady has this Other databases such as Oracle and Postgresql already support this
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Future consideration

Allow SQL format option in RDi for SQL source types

Allow function in RDI for SQL source member types (TABLE, VIEW, FUNCTION, PROCEDURE, etc) that will reformat copy and pasted SQL so that it easily formats to the 80 column width of the source file. Allow "Format" option in the RDi source menu for ...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 Future consideration

DBCS Support for WSCST(*PDF)

When IBM came out woth PDF transform capabilities for Spool Files using Transfor Services 'WSCST(*PDF)' we were very excited. Our hope was that it would alleviate our current transform solution which takes a lot of development cycles to maintain. ...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / Print 4 Future consideration

Should be able to redact/mask fields in the return data similar to headers and queryString

It's quite likely that sensitive information could be returned from a service. It should be configurable just like for inputs. Bonus points if we could configure masking rules so you can see what the return data looked like, just not the entire va...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Web Serving 1 Future consideration

DB2 Next Identity Value has incorrect value

The majority of new tables we create contain a record identity column defined as GENERATED BY DEFAULT, starting at 1, increment by 1. This column is also the primary key for the tables. Most inserts into tables do not specify a value for the recor...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Future consideration

Add abiilty to adjust the increment for selected system limits

I am working with a client that has a few very large files that grow daily and system limit 15003 is logged many times a day since the increment is 1Gb. They know this growth occurs and would like to have an option to specify the increment to be a...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Future consideration

More flexible list

When defining a Web Service using IWS it's only possible to limit the size of the returned list by selecting a return parameter that is placed as a first level parameter field when using the "Count" feature or by using the hard coded feature "Dete...
about 6 years ago in IBM i / Web Serving 3 Future consideration