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CRTSRCPF: Varchar SRCDTA, real date SRCDAT

CRTSRCPF needs an update. Please add an option for creating source data fields in varchar & use real dates for last mod date. For bonus points, last mod date should be auto-generated. Extra bonus points if whitespace changes don't modify the d...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 1 Not under consideration

Option to Automatically do UPDPGM to update signature related to Service Program

Currently when a procedure is added/removed or changed order within a Service Program, the signature changes, and all programs that relate to the Service Program need to do UPDPGM. If not, the program fails. There are some tricks to go around, tri...
about 6 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 4 Not under consideration

STRDBG can not show values for arrays that are indexed by (*)

When using STRDBG to debug a RPG program there is a problem when you want to display an array that is indexed by (*). For example this program:D nbr s 10i 0 dim(10) C eval nbr(*) = 1234 C eval *INLR = '1' C return If you put the cursor on the fiel...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 5 Future consideration

GENUUID to previous versions

Add version 4 UUID in V7R2 onwards Use Case: Version 4 UUID's provide a far better chance of obtaining a unique ID. V7R4 has been announced with Version 4 UUID generation capabilities so we would like it to be implemented in previous versions if p...
about 5 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 2 Future consideration

file download / upload request via 5250 (using 5250 data stream or a different TCP/IP port)

High level download/upload function synchronously integrated in the 5250 terminal. Allow for simple interactive file upload / download request using normal terminal 5250 workflow. i.e. an RPG programmer can request to push an IFS file to a 5250 AC...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 5 Not under consideration

Please extend the length of ALIAS in a Physical File

Please extend the length of the ALIAS field in physical files. Use Case: Whilst I appreciate that DDS is not really supported from future development, there is a need to make some limited improvements. In today's times, interfaces with other inter...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 3 Not under consideration

Enable SFTP for IBMARE

SYSTEM : IBM IProduct : IBMAREDescription : Our team is using ARE product. Currently IBM do not have the option to secure the data transfer between the host IBMARE and the remote machines. We would really need a secure way of data transfer as an e...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 0 Future consideration

Program to System Field (P-Field) To Include Position Cursor

Instead of setting an indicator (00-99) to each field and having to set it separately and remember the indicator used with the limit from (00-99). The Program to System field indicator is very handy here. But the P-Field indicator cannot change/se...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 5 Not under consideration

STRDBG should build the QGPL/QTESxxxxxx *DTAQ with appropriate authority for job QTESDBGHUB to access it.

When STRDBG is run interactively, it creates a data queue QGPL/QTESxxxxxx to communicate with the QTESDBGHUB job (the server process for the graphical debugger). This is created with the current job user as the owner, and *PUBLIC is granted the de...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 1 Future consideration

In RDi, remove invalid error messages when using a continuation F-Spec line.

Please remove restrictions in RDI when editing code for a RPG program. The problem occurs for the F-Spec continuation line that RDi rejects. The specification works normally in SEU. The F-Spec and I-SPec are used to rename a record format and fiel...
almost 5 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 4 Is a defect