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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 ...
7 days 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.
13 days ago in IBM i / Application Development 2 Submitted
123 VOTE

Develop Visual Studio Code Extension for RPG

Visual studio code is one of the most code editor used all around the world. What I want is an extension for Visual Studio Code to use it as RPG Editor. You could implement one of this extension: https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/items?itemName...
about 3 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 18 Future consideration

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...
29 days ago in IBM i / Application Development 0 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...
2 months ago in IBM i / Application Development 3 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...
7 months ago in IBM i / Application Development 1 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, ...
22 days ago in IBM i / Application Development 0 Submitted

Add a BREAK on EXCEPTION to STRDBG environment

When debugging an exception error that can cause the debugged program to end is sometime encountered. However if no breakpoint is established at that stmt, the program just ends. This is most notable in RPG IV and compiled SQL/PL. Add a "Pause on ...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 3 Future consideration

Support the very latest C and C+ Compilers natively as IBM i targeted Compilers

The ability to use C and C++ on IBM i is becoming increasingly frustrating as new C++ class libraries have been introduced and implemented in C++ variations on ALL OTHER OPERATING SYSTEMS. The decades-old Spec used for native IBM i development is ...
about 3 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 6 Future consideration

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...
4 months ago in IBM i / Application Development 0 Submitted