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options(*exact) indicator should accept *on and *off

Declaring an indicator on a procedure parameter using options(*exact) restricts calling processes to passing in '1' and '0' literal strings. I think this should accept the special values *on and *off. This currently does not compile. I believe the...
about 2 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Is a defect

Improved behavior of IBM i when bad sectors of external storage occur

There was an incident that bad blocks on an external storage connected to an IBM i partition resulted in recursive SRC A6xx0266 for hours and performance of the IBM i partition significantly slowed down. It was hard for the customer to determine w...
almost 5 years ago in IBM i / Storage 2 Is a defect

Custom HTTP Header Fields Should Replace Supplied Defaults in the QSYS2 HTTP Functions

When using the QSYS2 HTTP functions, custom HTTP request fields can be supplied. These supplied fields should replace any defaults provided by the HTTP functions. For example, the HTTP request field "Host" is automatically supplied by the HTTP fun...
7 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 6 Is a defect

CLOB Pointers in RPG Not Working

RPG A calls RPG B, passing pointer to CLOB. RPG B receives pointer, and uses it as base for CLOB there. Both compile. Both execute with no bombs. But based CLOB in RPG B does not reflect data in CLOB in RPG A. Use Case: Program A creates a CLOB an...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 6 Is a defect

Allow ON-EXCP to use a simple qualified name

The invention of the enum structure is great for documenting return codes or exception IDs for particular purposes. These can be used on the ON-EXCP opcode to clarify the meaning of each message ID monitored. Qualification of structures (or enums)...
about 2 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Is a defect

INavigator Security Doesn't Work

iNavigator security not working.Restricted user still shows access to all of iNavigator options. Use Case: Have need to put monitors in iNavigator on web enabled TV in our office to display system performance monitors. Objective is to give user ON...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / System Management 3 Is a defect

Send EMAIL even when SNDSMTPEMM detects Lock on IFS Attachment

When Sending an EMAIL using the SNDSMTPEMM CL command and specifying the ATTACH parameter, the Command will fail if the file identified on the ATTACH parameter is open for READ-only in a User job somewhere on the system, or even if it is the same ...
about 3 years ago in IBM i / Networking 2 Is a defect

WRKLNK failure in delete files 4GB+

having an IFS directory /test with two subdirectories /test/test1 and /test/test2 - both containing 10 files, for example DVD images of PTF Groups. Some files <4GB, some >4GBusing WRKLNK / then enter 9 (recursive delete) on entry /test resul...
almost 5 years ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 5 Is a defect

Provide code completion on ExtName DS

Code completion works fine in RDI for regular datastructures, however it doesn't work for datastructure define externally, for example; Dcl-DS MYFILE ExtName('MYFILE') Qualified Alias;End-Ds; Typing MYFILE. followed by Ctrl-Space doesn't give me t...
about 4 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Is a defect

Allow RTVSYSINF and UPDSYSINF to/from library in IASP

We would like to have the possibility to run RTVSYSINF and store this information in a library which is in an independent ASP.Currently this fails with MCH5601. Use Case: We have many customers using independent ASPs doing backups on their HA site...
about 3 years ago in IBM i / System Management 6 Is a defect