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DDS in free format

I have attached a word document. I would like DDS specifications for DSPF, PF, LF etc. could be allowed in free format like the RPGLE program. Thank you.
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Application Development 1 Not under consideration

Program References Enhancement

I would like to be able to see the Procedure Names a Program or Service Program require. I have a service program with 5 procedures defined in it. I can get a list of those procedures using DSPSRVPGM with DETAIL(*PROCEXP). This service program is ...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Application Development 3 Not under consideration

Reconsider XMLTOOLKIT (5733XT2)

I learned that IBM plans to end support for XMLTOOLKIT (5733XT2). As far as I know, this product is the only option available, if you want to create xml with RPG when you need to create elements dynamically. Please reconsider further development o...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Application Development 2 Not under consideration

Enhance the DSPFD Command by adding a MBR (member) parameter to control the TYPE(*MBRLIST) member list results.

When using DSPFD in CL programs, it would be nice to have an additional parameter that controls the output of the generated member list when TYPE(*MBRLIST) is specified. For example: DSPFD FILE(QGPL/QRPGLESRC) TYPE(*MBRLIST) OUTPUT(*OUTFILE) OUTFI...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 1 Not under consideration

Option to exclude comment lines when debugging

This is a request to add functionality to all debuggers on the system to allow the exclusion or the ability to switch to having comment statements shown or not shown. Use Case: Comment lines are shown and in many cases, it is difficult to identify...
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 5 Not under consideration

Create a Get Short System Object Name from Long Name API

The QDBRTVSN API has an interesting syntax and is limited to *FILE objects and retrofitted to also work with Libraries. What is now needed is a new API that works with all Object Types and that converts both the Library and Object names from long ...
about 3 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 2 Not under consideration

Implement SST or SUBSTR in RPG IV Built-in Functions

Since integration with SQL is pervasive in RPG IV, it would be beneficial (particularly with new-hires) to have RPG support consistent components with SQL.To that end, the SQL language uses SUBSTR or SUBSTRING for the Substring function, while CL ...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 3 Not under consideration

Add Creator User Profile and Creation Date/Timestamp to QSYRUSRI API

The Retrieve User Profile Information API QSYRUSRI does not return the User Profile of the User that Created the User Profile, nor does it return the Creation Date/Time, nor the System on which it was created. These 3 pieces of information should ...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 1 Not under consideration

Develop *USER Activation Group

ACTGRP(*NEW) vs ACTGRP(<myname>) is a bit challenging to beginner to intermediate RPG developers. It would be useful to have something like ACTGRP(*USER) that works like a named activation group. Specifically to avoid programmers using the D...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 4 Not under consideration

Provide details of imported procedures and variables in program/service program APIs and commands

Enhance the DSPPGMREF/DSPPGM/DSPSRVPGM commands and QBNLPGMI/QBNLSPGM APIs to provide details of procedure and data item imports and how they have been resolved. Currently only module exports are available through the QBNLMODI API and requires the...
about 4 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 2 Not under consideration