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Using restart option i RDI does not reset sourceline date column - it becomes the date for the last time you started RDI.

As the Headline says. Source line date does default to todays date after restart, it keeps the date from the last time RDI was closed all the way down and up again. Use Case: Arrive work in the morning and unlock your computer (which you didn't tu...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Future consideration

Qshell df command is "slow" on detect disk space changes

df command under qshell shows a NOT updated percentage of used disk space if the disk space grows fast of get lower . It looks that the df commands "reads" a value that is updated every xx minutes ( maybe 20-30 mins) and it's NOT the current used ...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 1 Future consideration

RDi: Enhance Ctrl+Shift+M to jump to ELSE, ELSEIF, WHEN, etc.

Ctrl+Shift+M is used to jump from one end of a control block to another, and is very useful in identifying or skipping past an entire control block. However, control blocks are often made up of a number of 'sub' control blocks delineated by ELSE, ...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Future consideration

Enhance the QCMDEXC Scalar Function

Add a Third parameter to the function. There are two possibilities. Preview – Allows you to preview the command before executing it. Display – allows you to display the command but, the command executes. This would be use for anyone that needs to ...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Future consideration

ARE sync PTF Coverletters when available

Always sync PTF coverletters when doing a PTF sync with ARE Use Case: When doing a PTF sync from an image catalog with PTF iso images PTF coverletters are transferred to the target system from the CS. When instead of an image catalog PTF savefiles...
almost 5 years ago in IBM i / System Management 4 Future consideration

A "copy special" option within Run SQL Scripts which will copy your selection as a single line

This would be useful for copying a query from Run SQL Scripts and pasting into a CL program RUNSQLSTM command for example. The query formatting in Run SQL Scripts is very useful for working with the query, but sometimes we need to condense the que...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Future consideration

Add Align menu to right click context menu in report design to replicate functionality that is in screen design

It would be nice to be able to align headers/fields/constants, etc. in a printer file (PRTF) to the parent like you can when designing a screen (DSPF). Please replicate the right click context menu item Align (with it's sub menu) from the screen d...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Future consideration

Prevent Download of 5733OMF Cover Letters

When ordering PTFs via SNDPTFORD, we receive numerous cover letters for the 5733OMF product even though we do not have that product installed, and we did not request fixes for that product. We opened a case with IBM about the issue and were told ...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 2 Future consideration

Allow to mount NFS without a ping response

There are some NFS services (cloud storage gateways, cloud NFS services, etc) that block echo icmp response, so you won't receive an answer from ping. This change could allow to work with more cloud services
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 6 Future consideration

Outline View Artifacts from /INCLUDEs

In the LPEX editor (specifically for RPG) the outline view shows artifacts from include files. While I can understand that this may be desirable behavior some of the time, it is very annoying when developing a module that has includes for many oth...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 6 Future consideration