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Operating System "IBM i" needs to be renamed

"IBM i" needs to be renamed. The current name is very confusing and it is not clear how to name it. Some call it i, system i, IBM-i, IBMi, IBMI. AS400 was a simple name. I5 was also a simple name. But it did not take long and IBM kept renaming it ...
almost 5 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 10 Not under consideration

Create a Get Short System Object Name from Long Name API

The QDBRTVSN API has an interesting syntax and is limited to *FILE objects and retrofitted to also work with Libraries. What is now needed is a new API that works with all Object Types and that converts both the Library and Object names from long ...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Application Development 2 Not under consideration

iACS system debugger required to use QGPL

Fail to start system debugger in iACS due to no permission to create objects in QGPL. After checked with IBM support team, *CHANGE permission required on QGPL. Unfortunately, our development environment allows to grant *USE to developer only due t...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Application Development 3 Future consideration

Implement SST or SUBSTR in RPG IV Built-in Functions

Since integration with SQL is pervasive in RPG IV, it would be beneficial (particularly with new-hires) to have RPG support consistent components with SQL.To that end, the SQL language uses SUBSTR or SUBSTRING for the Substring function, while CL ...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Application Development 3 Not under consideration

Support *PRVPGM for TOPGMQ Parameter of QMHSNDPM API

The lack of the ability to use QMHSNDPM to "know" that a message is being directed to the previous program (like the OPM version) when sending to ILE objects in the call stack is frustrating. Today we have to play with the *CTLBDY and the Relative...
about 3 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 2 Not under consideration

Change "DYNAMIC USER PROFILE" parameter using CHGPGM

CHGPGM can be used to change the USRPRF parameter (*USER or *OWNER). It would be very nice if the same command can also change the DYNAMIC USER PROFILE (*USER or *OWNER) parameter. Currently a recompile is needed. Use Case: Developers often forget...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 4 Not under consideration

Add All DATE FORMATS to QSYSINC.MIH(MIDTTM)

The QSYSINC/MIH/MIDTTM include member does not include a supported "date" format codes for the _CVTD MI instructions. Many are missing entirely. Please add them to this C include member so that we don't have to code them ourselves. Use Case: Tying...
9 months ago in IBM i / Application Development 2 Future consideration

TLS support for iACS Graphical Debugger

The Graphical Debugger included with iACS connects to insecure port 8475 (as-rmtcmd) instead of secure port 9475 (as-rmtcmd-s) for the remote command service. I have not performed a line trace but suspect the remote debugger service running on por...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Application Development 2 Future consideration

Add MSGF to program references

We commonly use a change management system to do impact analysis on IBM i objects in our applications. The DSPPGMREF in correctly returns *FILE for a *MSGF reference in CLP or CLLE. The command will be correct to not return anything, but it is imp...
almost 5 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 1 Not under consideration

Develop *USER Activation Group

ACTGRP(*NEW) vs ACTGRP(<myname>) is a bit challenging to beginner to intermediate RPG developers. It would be useful to have something like ACTGRP(*USER) that works like a named activation group. Specifically to avoid programmers using the D...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 4 Not under consideration