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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...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Web Serving 2 Future consideration

Add an ENDOPT parameter to the RUNBCKUP command

Running backups in WRKJOBSCDE would be enhanced when using virtual tape drive if there was an ENDOPT parameter to the RUNBCKUP command so that one could just run RUNBCKUP BCKUPOPT(*DAILY) ENDOPT(*UNLOAD). This would prevent the need for an exit pr...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Save and Restore 1 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...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Future consideration

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...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Future consideration

RDi option to open member/file by URL or other external trigger (command line)

The option/feature, to open a member or IFS file in LPEX via an external trigger like - clicking an URL- a command on client side (Win/Mac/Linux)- a command on server side (IBM i) Use Case: Integration in SCM systems and/or inhouse-tools
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Future consideration

Host Service Should Ignore Expired Certificates

Today I experienced that as long as an expired certificate exists, the associated services on power i (e.g. login, database, ddm) do not work and deny access despite the fact there is another certificate that is active on the same services. By del...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Security 2 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. ...
about 6 years ago in IBM i / Print 4 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

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