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Content Assist to slow in resolving fields

Simply put the resolution of potential field makes content assist almost unusable. I can usually find the field information faster by switching to an emulator session and looking up the fields faster than it comes back. This is mentioned in 146722...
about 3 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 5 Delivered

Allows messages to be changed in 5250 emulator dialog boxes

When you launch the 5250 emulator from the IBM i Access Client Solutions component (version 1.1.4), and enter a user profile and password in the Windows box, if the user profile and/or the password is incorrect, a Windows dialog box is displayed a...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 9 Delivered

CPF warning when system has reached 90% of 2.6 Million spool files

CPI1468 - System job tables nearing capacity is generated before the system becomes unusable. Very nice. CPF4235 is generated when the number of spool files exceeds 2.6 Million. It would be helpful to receive a similar message when the Spool file ...
about 4 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 8 Delivered

IBM i ACS Run SQL Scripts Open file sort order settings choice

As part of this request the default view when opening the folder for SQL scripts within ACS was changed from List to Detail requiring the users that prefer List view to select it upon entry each time they access the open file window. Requesting an...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 3 Delivered

NULL management by IWS

Currently IWS has no capability regards to null values when a SOAP or REST service is published. When a field in a request is null, the RPG ile program or procedure will receive: For char fields -> all blanks For varchar fields -> a lenght o...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Web Serving 2 Delivered

Include fully qualified Job (name) in JOBLOG_INFO Table function resultSet

The IBM Service named JOBLOG_INFO does not currently include the full-qualified job identity in the list of resultSet columns. Please add it and name that new column JOB. Use Case: When using JOBLOG_INFO in combination with other IBM Services, som...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 4 Delivered

See variable bigger than 4,095 characters in RDI Debug

Green Screen debug allow you to do this: EVAL MyBigXML:C 65000. And you see the complete value of the field! Inside RDI, you can add a monitor varaible with "MyBigXML:C 65000" and it cuts off at 4,095 characters. Oh well, just use command line STR...
almost 9 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Delivered

Change RPG compiler to require prototypes for exported procedures

With 7.1 the compiler was changed to not require prototypes for procedures of a RPG module. While that change is great for local procedures, it is really bad for exported procedures, because the compiler does not necessarily validate the prototype...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 15 Delivered

DEBUG in RDI able to show data in UNICODE

AS said in, RDI debug can't show data in UNICODE. i'd like to see UNICODE (GRAPHIC) data in debug mode under RDI. Use Case: RPG program manipula...
about 6 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 8 Delivered

Allow IFS as source for compiler source files

Provide the ability to compile all object types for the IBM i from IFS based source files. Then allow the git interfaces to push the source files from the IFS to a GIT repository. Use Case: When developing applications I cannot use the IFS to stor...
about 8 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 7 Delivered