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Application Development

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Expose the REGEXP_LIKE SQL UDTF's EXTERNAL NAME as a System API

The C runtime regcomp/regexec functions are from last century and do not support anything introduced in regex since 1997. The SQL Function REGEXP_LIKE however does support contemporary features of regex, such as Word boundary that are lacking from...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 5 Future consideration

Add DELETE Code to WHFUSG output from DSPPGMREF CL Command

The DSPPGMREF CL command provided the WHFUSG (Referenced File usage) but currently only shows us Input, Output and Update.The RPG IV language added USAGE(*DELETE) to the DCL-F statement with free format. However Files declared with USAGE(*DELETE) ...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 2 Future consideration

Binding Directory Explorer for IBM i Access Client

There is a high need for a more mature version of WRKBNDDIR. This new version, visioned to be part of IBM i Access Client, acts as an explorer of service programs as seen in the binding directory with the ability to allow the user to expand each s...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 4 Future consideration

Enhance QGYOLOBJ to Accept multiple entries for the Object Type Parameter

The QGYOLOBJ (Open List of Objects) API currently accepts a single OBJTYPE (Ojbect Type) entry which means we can either list all the (for example) *PGM objects or *ALL objects. We need to ability to specify *PGM *SRVPGM or *CMD *PNLGRP, etc. Use ...
about 3 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 1 Future consideration

IBM i ILE/C++ compiler to fully support C++11

Oracle JDE EnterpriseOne needs to uplift to a newer version of ICU. We currently support 52-1 and there are known security vulnerabilities to which we are exposing our mutual customers (EnterpriseOne and IBM i). We would like to support the latest...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 2 Future consideration

Include override to location of source members when debugging programs.

At some sites, the old practice of using a temporary library for additions and changes to programs is utilized, example:- DATALIB- TEMPLIB- PRODUCTIONLIB After say 2 weeks of no issues, the objects are moved to the PRODUCTION library. Problem:When...
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 4 Future consideration

Stream file source for UIM objects

The UIM language has a feature to import a copybook source member, with the .im tag. I would like to see this support IFS paths to a stream file, in the same way that you can with e.g. RPG's /include . This would allow me to compile UIM menus from...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Application Development 1 Future consideration

Enhancements to IBM i Development

Enhancement Request: Client certificate authentication (Mutual TLS) for Toolbox JDBC Driver Use Case: I can't recall the case but we were helped by Cristina (can't recall her full name as well).
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 2 Future consideration

Please add option to specify the source location as an option when starting debug in the GUI/Java /system debugger

When using the IBM i System debugger (GUI/Java) and starting the debugger it asks for the program name and library. If the source is not where the object was compiled from, you cannot specify where the source can be found. Use Case: At this compan...
about 4 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 3 Future consideration

Support *DEC and *LGL Data Areas on QXXCHGDA API

The QXXCHGDA currently supports only *CHAR data areas. While non-*CHAR data areas are rare, it would be helpful to have QXXCHGDA or perhaps a contemporary form of it (QWCCHGDA?) handle all data area types, which includes *LGL and *DEC. Use Case: L...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 6 Future consideration