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Rational Developer for I code generation

We are on OS 7.1 using Rational 9.1.1 - When I convert code to free form it is still creating the FREE END-FREE statements even though they are no longer required on OS 7.1 - Can the generation if Free End-Free statements be made optional? Use Cas...
over 9 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Delivered

Need a lightweight Terminal Emulator

While using the Remote System Explore of RDp, it would be really handy to be able to open up an emulator session to the i.This doesn't need to be a full featured version of i Access. But a lightweight version would be really handy Use Case: While ...
over 11 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 6 Delivered

Retry Cluster Node Activation

Enhancement to auto retry cluster node activation based on user defined (or static) intervals. Use Case: We have a 3 node cluster, Source node, target node and Flash node. When performing maintenance (includes IPL) or role swapping the timing for ...
almost 7 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 6 Delivered

Line outline doesn't show numbered indicators

When we have an RPGLE source open with the live outline open there is no reference of the numbered indicator.Exemple *IN(10) and *IN12 are used in the program. Only *IN12 appear in the outline. Even with the search, I can't find the *IN(10). The i...
over 9 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 6 Delivered

Add ability to control port numbers used by geographic mirroring

When defining a device cluster resource group, data port IP addresses are assigned to nodes, but ports are not. Instead, a random port number between 1024 and 65535 is assigned when geographic mirroring is started. This traffic should be locked do...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / PowerHA 6 Delivered

BRMS enhancement: Option to set SAVACTOPT (*ALWCKPWRT) in a BRMS control group

I want to save SAP IFS objects using BRMS. The SAVBRM command has a parameter named SAVACTOPT. For this parameter I can use the option *ALWCKPWRT. I can't find such a parameter within the BRMS control group definition or the STRBKUBRM command. Thi...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / BRMS 2 Delivered

Concurrent use of Screen History and Macro Playback in ACS

Upon running a macro in Access Client Solutions Version we are informed that we must disable/remove screen history in order to run macros. We want to run macros while screen history is turned on. (It would not be necessary to record the sc...
about 7 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 3 Delivered

Memory page fault threshold alert in message queue in IBM i

If page fault numbers are more and created in system pools. Its not displayed or alerted in any message queue. We like to see set threshold value for each memory pool for *FIXED and *CALC and once the threshold value of page vault is reached. then...
about 7 years ago in IBM i / Performance Tools 3 Delivered

Outline does not show use of %KDS() DS name

In the outline I can see my QUALIFIED DS being referenced as a Key but it does not list the usage line. It does list the usage lines of the sub fields. Use Case: Since one cannot guarentee the location of the key used in the code to be right under...
almost 12 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 7 Delivered

ACS : Thai keyboard switching

In Thailand, when we want to switch from English to Thai, we will press button '~', in the old iAW, when we press '~' on Window, keyboard on Window and iAW will both change to Thai. But for ACS, when we press '~' on Window, we have to press Ctrl+N...
about 7 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 2 Delivered