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Application Development

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RPGLE Language Server (Language Server Protocol)

The Language Server Protocol (LSP) was created by Microsoft in 2016 as an open-source protocol for use between source code editors or integrated development environments (IDEs) and servers that provide programming language-specific features like c...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Application Development 0 Submitted

CLOB Pointers in RPG Not Working

RPG A calls RPG B, passing pointer to CLOB. RPG B receives pointer, and uses it as base for CLOB there. Both compile. Both execute with no bombs. But based CLOB in RPG B does not reflect data in CLOB in RPG A. Use Case: Program A creates a CLOB an...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 6 Is a defect

New API to return a Pointer to Associated Space of User-Objects

Today, some objects on the IBM i system do not have a DSPxxx command that supports either OUTFILE or in some rare cases, no DSPxxx command at all. In addition there is no API to get some of these object's properties. This request is to provide an ...
4 months ago in IBM i / Application Development 0 Submitted

Be able to tell which host is IBM ACS 5250 is running on

The STRPCCMD allows commands to be run on the underlying OS (Windows or Linux) from a 5250 session. As Linux is now supported by ACS it has become important to know which OS the user is using, especially in a mixed environment. It would be good to...
8 months ago in IBM i / Application Development 0 Submitted

Prepare the common OUTPUT parameter for all CL commands getting system information, *PRINT and/or *OUTFILE

Prepare the common OUTPUT parameter for all CL commands getting system information by either or both following extension.Currently there are 2 types of CL commands, *PRINT or *OUTFILE for the parameter and it is not standardized. A. Extend all CL ...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 5 Not under consideration

Allow conditional service break point in iASP environment

Conditional service breakpoints do not work in an iASP environment. The 'WHEN' clause on a service breakpoint does not work in an iASP envrionment. We have thousands of jobs and threads servicing tens of thousands of customer connections to our sy...
10 months ago in IBM i / Application Development 4 Submitted

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...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 2 Future 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 3 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 3 Future 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 ...
about 3 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 2 Not under 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 3 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 3 Not under consideration