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IBM i

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Named index of current iteration in for-each loop

I'm building some functionality that relies on several arrays that need to be filled, checked and modified on the fly. I like the for-each loop with dim(*auto: nn) for this. In the initial load proces I can use '*next' as an index, which is great....
1 day ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 0 Submitted

Allow %subarr() to be used in a logical expression.

%subarr() is useful in interactive programming to initialize many indicators at once. When initializing the screen, I can use %subarr() like this: %subarr( *in: 51: 5 ) = *all'0'; to turn off 5 indicators starting at 51. Checking several indicator...
1 day ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Not under consideration

SQL Function to Create Spool File

Add SQL function to output query results directly to a spool file. This would be really helpful for simple ad hoc queries and eliminate the need to create an RPG program or dumping query results to an outfile and then using RUNQRY over the outfile...
6 days ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 0 Submitted

For AJS, the notification message setting item cannot be set for double-byte characters.

This is an event when adding a job in AJS on the 5250 screen.The Notification Message item is set to type A, and double-byte characters cannot be set.Double-byte character input is important in Japanese environment. Please let us know how to solve...
21 days ago in IBM i / System Management 0 Submitted

DATFMT(*JOBYY) for date fields in DDS

We want to control the format of our date field dynamically depending on a country or user setting. Normally you can use the DATFMT keyword to set the date's format. And all formats are supported. Our idea was to use DATFMT(*JOB) because we wanted...
about 1 month ago in IBM i / Application Development 0 Submitted

Add column for IP address when looking up Writers and Remote Writers

Finding and changing the IP address of a printer on a device description or an output queue has been traditionally very difficult to do, especially in an environment with lots of printers and no one knows the name of the printer on IBM i. I would ...
12 days ago in IBM i / Other 0 Submitted

See progress of RGZPFM

When you do a RGZPFM can we see the progress in the joblog? or somewhere we could see how much progress is being made. This will help gauging how long a reorg will take.
7 days ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 0 Submitted

When using Navigator for i (Nav4i) add the function used in the tab name in use by Nav4i in that tab.

Navigator for i is a great tool to manage your IBM i environment. It allows you to use several tabs, but all those tabs have the same name IBM Navigator for i. When having a tab open for: Inquiry messages Custom Charts ARE Console Active Jobs Perf...
22 days ago in IBM i / System Management 1 Future consideration

Urgent support for Power HA System Mirror for IBM i of the new IBM Spectrum Virtualize function Policy-based HA (the new Hyperswap function)

With the last announcements of IBM storage, the IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software is enhanced with the new functions based on Policy-based HA (the new Hyperswap function). The PowerHA system mirror for i, today doesn't support this new function and...
20 days ago in IBM i / PowerHA 0 Submitted

Support the new BOOLEAN SQL data type in ACS Data Transfer (Upload to IBM i)

Currently, data transfer (upload) fails if any field in the table is of type BOOLEAN.
23 days ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 2 Future consideration