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My ideas: Web Serving

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Allow IWS to ignore extra/missing fields in the input JSON

Ignoring extra fields is helpful so that the RPG program doesn't have to account for every field that is being sent in the request (i.e. 25+ fields and multiple nested data structure arrays, when only 2 values are actually required). Allowing for ...
7 months ago in IBM i / Web Serving 2 Delivered

NULL management by IWS

Currently IWS has no capability regards to null values when a SOAP or REST service is published. When a field in a request is null, the RPG ile program or procedure will receive: For char fields -> all blanks For varchar fields -> a lenght o...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Web Serving 2 Delivered

Add CORS support to the IBM i Application Server

The IBM i application server is designed to serve SOAP / REST APIs over a network. However it is lacking basic CORS support meaning that unless you are serving and consuming the APIs on the same server it is useless for Internet applications. Inte...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / Web Serving 3 Delivered

IWS - Remove the limit in the number of fields in the program parameters

Our development system uses IWS to expose RPG programs to the UI. The structure of the interfaces is divided into a classic scheme with two parameters: request and response. Some of these programs have a large number of fields (more than 2,000) an...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Web Serving 3 Delivered


IBM i IWS (Integrated Web Services Server) currently supports HTTP request methods GET, PUT, DELETE, POST but there is no support for PATCH method. Unlike PUT method, PATCH method allows client to send only modified resource information instead of...
almost 5 years ago in IBM i / Web Serving 3 Delivered

IBMi IWS ILE service program procedure limitation of 7 parameters

We use IBM i IWS (Integrated Web Services Server) to expose ILE service programs as REST web services. Each REST resource (represented by unique URI) is mapped to an ILE service program and corresponding REST methods to procedures within the servi...
almost 5 years ago in IBM i / Web Serving 5 Delivered

Log command line version of Admin GUI actions to HTTP or Web service logs

When performing administrative functions within the Admin GUI, it would be helpful to have the command line version logged to the HTTP or Application server log. Use Case: If deploying a web service, you can see the command and options that were u...
almost 5 years ago in IBM i / Web Serving 2 Delivered

Add I/O parameter support for REST services in Integrated Web Services Server

I have a use case for using I/O parameters in a REST Service instead of just I or O. Use Case: The first 4 parameters of a service I'm creating need to be echoed back.
about 5 years ago in IBM i / Web Serving 3 Delivered

Change user of Integrated Webservice Server

Currently it is not possible to change the user of the webservices server without deleting, recreating and redeploying all services. Please extend the script with a -user parameter so that QWSERVICE (or any other ...
about 5 years ago in IBM i / Web Serving 3 Delivered

Ability to omit fields in WebService reply when they are optional

I'm working with the integrated web services server and have run into a problem. My service has several optional elements, but I can't seem to find a way to indicate that it's optional so they are returned as blank elements. It is a restful interf...
about 5 years ago in IBM i / Web Serving 4 Delivered