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Application Development

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Provide a QteRetrieveModuleViews API that works when NOT in Debug Mode

No APIs return the DBGVIEW(*LIST | *SOURCE | *ALL | *NONE | *STMT) attribute for programs or embedded *MODULEs except QteRetrieveModuleViews. However it, like all Qte* API are enabled only while the job is in Debug Mode. Please provide this inform...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Application Development 1 Future 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...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Application Development 1 Future consideration

Granting *USE access for programmers for all users

We recently migrated to a power 8 box with V7R3 and we discovered that the programmers cannot invoke a STRSRVJOB for a regular user (non-programmer, no special authorities) job in the system. Support says to log in as QPGMR or grant *USE on the ta...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 3 Future consideration

Edit Code extension to show only the day-month portion of a date; strip the fractional portion of a numeric variable

Some times there is not enough room on the screen for a full date. In order to manage, only the month-day of the date are shown. Furthermore, Some times it is enough to dispaly only the day prtion, because the year and month are on top of the scre...
almost 7 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 1 Not under consideration

Allow Axis to send multipart/form-data

This is in reference to ticket/ case number TS015278888. I would like to be able to send multipart/form-data in a http POST request. At the moment it appears that it isn't possible to send different encoded types in a single request. For example, ...
3 months ago in IBM i / Application Development 0 Submitted

DDS in free format

I have attached a word document. I would like DDS specifications for DSPF, PF, LF etc. could be allowed in free format like the RPGLE program. Thank you.
12 months ago in IBM i / Application Development 1 Not under consideration

Program References Enhancement

I would like to be able to see the Procedure Names a Program or Service Program require. I have a service program with 5 procedures defined in it. I can get a list of those procedures using DSPSRVPGM with DETAIL(*PROCEXP). This service program is ...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Application Development 3 Not under consideration

To be able to export process approval data

This would be useful so that you can pull data together on all the maps that you have and you could see which maps have been approved, the date that they were approved and whom by. This would benefit editors in being able to identify which process...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Application Development 3 Under review

Enhance the DSPFD Command by adding a MBR (member) parameter to control the TYPE(*MBRLIST) member list results.

When using DSPFD in CL programs, it would be nice to have an additional parameter that controls the output of the generated member list when TYPE(*MBRLIST) is specified. For example: DSPFD FILE(QGPL/QRPGLESRC) TYPE(*MBRLIST) OUTPUT(*OUTFILE) OUTFI...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Application Development 1 Not under consideration

CICS startup enhancement

We observed that a running CICS instance RCU space would be overwritten even if a duplicate CICS is not started successfully. Use Case: Prevent running CICS RCU userspace from being overwritten
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 3 Not under consideration