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Use Kerberos in RDI

when we open 5250 to connect the kerberos identification is not applicable. It's the same problem when we want use connect to dba
about 3 years ago in Rational Analysis, Design & Construction / Application Developer 1 Future consideration

extract data from Data Elements View to file layout.

when I am editing a Cobol program I right click and select sub select Data Elements for the data element view. I should be able to export this data to an xcel file layout or at least to an external file that can be input into ecel.
almost 6 years ago in Rational Analysis, Design & Construction / Application Developer 4 Future consideration

Enhancement request regarding auto-generation of web service client source code by Rational Application Developer

Rational Application Developer(RAD) v9.x generates java source files for web service client with UTF-8 encode, the customer is using RAD from v8.x, which creates java source codes with the default encode in the platform (SJIS for the customer).The...
over 6 years ago in Rational Analysis, Design & Construction / Application Developer 3 Planned for future release

Web Servive generation tool doesn't pass the enitre Java build path to WAS and thus failed to generate

The web service generation tool doesn't send everything in the Java build path to WAS when generating the web service. While this should be considered as a bug, you team consider this as GOOD FEATURE and doesn't want to address it as a APAR. THIS ...
almost 7 years ago in Rational Analysis, Design & Construction / Application Developer 4 Future consideration

RAD insert an empty jaxb.index file in every package that does not contain any JAXB classes

Normally RAD insert in every package containing jaxb code, a Objectfactory.class containing the list of services. The customer ask that RAD insert an empty jaxb.index file in every package that does not contain any JAXB classes. The reference ...
almost 7 years ago in Rational Analysis, Design & Construction / Application Developer 4 Future consideration

Change CreateWSRuntime to accept an SDK ID instead of a Java version

The CreateWSRuntime task supports an attribute, "javaVersion", which can contain either the value "6.0" or "7.0" for WAS 8.5.However, recently, IBM released JDK 1.7.1. There is no way, using CreateWSRuntime, to add a WAs 8.5 runtime that uses JDK ...
about 7 years ago in Rational Analysis, Design & Construction / Application Developer 4 Future consideration

P2 install option for IDEs

Should offer both IM and p2 install options like RTC does. IBM comments: a) this RFE pertains to all IDEs (RDz, RDi, ...), not just to RADb) some things to consider as the community evaluates this RFE, or suggests variants of it: if we offered t...
over 7 years ago in Rational Analysis, Design & Construction / Application Developer 3 Future consideration

Add Ant task for importing Policy Sets

In order to attach application-specific bindings for JAX-WS services, it is required to first import policy sets into the workbench (using Import -> WebSphere Policy Sets).
over 7 years ago in Rational Analysis, Design & Construction / Application Developer 3 Planned for future release

TCP Monitor default to XML view

Request that the TCP/IP monitor allow you to select a default view to like XML instead of the current "Byte". Even better, to choose the view based on the content type, but I'd settle for it just letting me set a global default.I'm watching SOAP X...
over 7 years ago in Rational Analysis, Design & Construction / Application Developer 3 Future consideration

perspective switcher positions

Perspective switcher no longer on seperate bar with left right location option.In version 9 it can only be dragged to the start of the main bar where it is already crowded with other icons of different size.It is a function which is most frequentl...
over 7 years ago in Rational Analysis, Design & Construction / Application Developer 2 Future consideration