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Application Development

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New API to return a Pointer to Associated Space of User-Objects

Today, some objects on the IBM i system do not have a DSPxxx command that supports either OUTFILE or in some rare cases, no DSPxxx command at all. In addition there is no API to get some of these object's properties. This request is to provide an ...
about 2 months ago in IBM i / Application Development 0 Submitted

Create an API for Code Coverage SEP

Getting Code Coverage with a Service Entry Point (SEP) is only possible through interactive processes with RDi. Having the same feature through API would enable to work in a CI/CD pipeline.
2 months ago in IBM i / Application Development 2 Submitted

Allow Axis to send multipart/form-data

This is in reference to ticket/ case number TS015278888. I would like to be able to send multipart/form-data in a http POST request. At the moment it appears that it isn't possible to send different encoded types in a single request. For example, ...
2 months ago in IBM i / Application Development 0 Submitted

HTTP logging of HTTP_GET_VERBOSE and HTTP_POST_VERBOSE

When consuming a web service using the SQL based HTTP_GET_VERBOSE and HTTP_POST_VERBOSE, it would be extremely helpful to get a full log of the HTTP communication to the web service much like the LIBHTTP tools allowed for. Currently there is a way...
3 months ago in IBM i / Application Development 1 Submitted

Provide support for null indicators in DATA-GEN in RPG

When generating JSON documents, it is a common requirement to be able to generate data like "field": null. Unfortunately, there's no easy way to do that in DATA-GEN (same problem applies to DATA-INTO in the other direction, but I see there's alrea...
4 months ago in IBM i / Application Development 3 Submitted

Be able to tell which host is IBM ACS 5250 is running on

The STRPCCMD allows commands to be run on the underlying OS (Windows or Linux) from a 5250 session. As Linux is now supported by ACS it has become important to know which OS the user is using, especially in a mixed environment. It would be good to...
6 months ago in IBM i / Application Development 0 Submitted

Have a straight access (button) to system debugger on the 5250 emulator.,

Faster than opening SQL and then Execution and then system debugger...
8 months ago in IBM i / Application Development 1 Submitted

Allow more than 10000 lines on System Debugger

When debugging old COBOL programs made with a software générator, 10 000 lines is not enought
8 months ago in IBM i / Application Development 0 Submitted

Allow conditional service break point in iASP environment

Conditional service breakpoints do not work in an iASP environment. The 'WHEN' clause on a service breakpoint does not work in an iASP envrionment. We have thousands of jobs and threads servicing tens of thousands of customer connections to our sy...
8 months ago in IBM i / Application Development 4 Submitted

Fix NetServer jobs to start with AUTOSTART(*YES)

Problem: Netserver jobs do not autostart with CHGTCPSVR SVRSPCVAL(*NETSVR) AUTOSTART(*YES). This issue has been reported in some CASEs and others.Customers are guided to add STRTCPSVR *NETSVR to QSTRUPPGM. Fix NetServer jobs to start with AUTOSTAR...
9 months ago in IBM i / Application Development 1 Submitted