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Allow %PROC BiF in the ON-EXIT

Allow the %PROC built in function to be used in the ON-EXIT group. That way if the subprocedure errors I can return the name of the subprocedure to whatever called it.
about 1 month ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 Future consideration

Add new parameter SAVDTA( *YES | *NO ) to the SAVLIB and SAVOBJ commands.

It would offer the ability to save a library (or object) without data so that a new instance of an application could be created starting with an empty database. Everything would be saved except the data. When the library is later restored tables a...
about 1 month ago in IBM i / Save and Restore 3 Future consideration

Add Command and Package Definitions to the new Navigator for i (iACS)

After migrating to the newer IBM i ACS environment, Management Central system function is missing from IBM Navigator for i!!! The Management Central of old Client Access iNavigator, provided the ability to simultaneously perform systems management...
2 months ago in IBM i / System Management 3 Future consideration

SYSTOOLS.READ_SPREADSHEET to be able to read xlsx files from SQL

It would be usefull to be able to read xlsx files from within RPG programs for importing data as a table function.
about 2 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Future consideration

Possibility for %lookup to search more than one field of a structure.

In data structures, lookup using %lookup is fantastic. But it would be interesting to add the possibility of searching on two or more fields: structure(1).field1 = 'A'; structure(1).field2 = 123; structure(1).field..... structure(2).field1 = 'B'; ...
3 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 Future consideration

Access Client Solutions enhancement

Via Edit > Preferences the Passwords tab is very useful to change my passwords on multiple systems in one time (by selecting multiple). My problem is to select the correct ones. It would be a great enhancement if an extra column would be added ...
about 1 month ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 2 Future consideration

QUSRBRM.CG_BACKUP_STATUS missing CTLGRP *ARC

Hello, QUSRBRM.CG_BACKUP_STATUS view is only showing backup related to control group referenced in WRKCTLGBRM *BKU. On our environment the management of journal receiver is done with CTLGRP type *ARC. We want to use the view QUSRBRM.CG_BACKUP_STAT...
3 months ago in IBM i / BRMS 2 Future consideration

Enable all AJS operations using Navigator for i on IBM i 7.5

Even though the Advanced Job Scheduler menu in Navigator for i on IBM i 7.5 is currently incomplete and the older Navigator for i no longer usable. Users have no choice but to configure with 5250. Customers would like to perform all operations usi...
5 months ago in IBM i / System Management 3 Future consideration

Saved directory in preferences for ACS Generate function

We generate DDL for our files as we get to them. So the generate function has a place to provide the network path and folder to hold the generated source. We want to keep all our DDL in one location for storage and future use. We have to type in t...
17 days ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Future consideration

Add parameter to RSTLIB / RSTOBJ commands to restore table(s) without data

Please consider adding a parameter to the RSTLIB and RSTOBJ commands to allow restore of DB2 tables / PF's without data (rows). It would be great to be able to restore libraries or objects without getting the data onto the system. Use case 1: We h...
5 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 7 Future consideration