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Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Created by Guest
Created on May 10, 2016

RDi Support for 5250 Advanced Function Display Data Stream (AFDDS)

Enhance Rational Developer for i to support new 5250 AFDDS capability (see related RFEs). Enhance the RDi Screen Designer to generate and maintain DDS containing AFDDS keywords. This would enable IBM i programmers to upgrade their "green screen" sign-on and application displays with fonts, color logos and overlays as they can do today on AFPDS printers, as well as PC controls such as list boxes, combo boxes, push buttons, radio buttons, etc.

Use Case:

When dragging display fields from the palette, allow the field to be positioned to any location on the screen.
When dragging display fields from the palette, automatically create and update the ?POSITION? DDS keyword for the field position anywhere on the screen.
Allow for ?OVERLAY? field types and display the overlay on the RDi Screen Designer view.
Display company logo and background on Qinter sign-on display. (See the attached document for an example)
RPG programmers could develop GUI applications which:
? Display subfiles as list boxes, real pushbuttons and drop-down lists.
? Display company dashboard with list boxes and graphs.
? Display employee photos with personnel applications.
? Display property photos with real estate applications.

Idea priority High
  • Guest
    May 13, 2020

    This RFE is handled through the link:

  • Guest
    Jul 7, 2016

    If I understand correctly.
    The desired enhancement is to allow new keywords such as OVERLAY and POSITION in DSFP DDS and have that supported by the 5250 data stream.
    Once that is in place, you would like the ability to design such screens using RDi.

    Since the operating system first needs to decide whether it can support this. We will move the requirement to them.

  • Guest
    Jun 17, 2016

    Due to processing by IBM, this request was reassigned to have the following updated attributes:
    Brand - Servers and Systems Software
    Product family - Programming Languages
    Product - Developer for Power Systems
    Component - Other
    Operating system - IBM i
    Source - None

    For recording keeping, the previous attributes were:
    Brand - Servers and Systems Software
    Product family - Power Systems
    Product - IBM i
    Component - Collaboration (Domino, Traveler, Sametime, Connec
    Operating system - IBM i
    Source - None

  • Guest
    Jun 14, 2016

    Creating a new RFE based on Community RFE #88139 in product IBM i.

  • Guest
    Jun 2, 2016

    Delayed processing by bridge, CDE Team looking at this now

  • Guest
    May 10, 2016

    Attachment (Use case): This is an example of an IBM i sign-on screen with a customer logo embedded on the screen.