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Application Development

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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

bring NATIVE graphical user interface to ibmi

bring NATIVE graphical user interface to ibmi, session based, fully supported natively by IBM, fully integrated with the operating system and workflow, as a normal display file for a RPG would be. Some solution exists indeed in the aftermarket usi...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 5 Not under 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

Improve Dynamic Screen Manager API Documentation

While the online documentation for DSM APIs (Dynamic Screen Manager for IBM i) are complete, they are completely without context. The goal of DSM was to simplify dynamic screen creation, however, the documentation does not provide enough context t...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 2 Not under consideration

Service Program re-bind to open files in DFTACTGRP

If a Service Program procedure opens a file in the Default Activation Group and it's later closed with RCLRSC from a calling program, the service program isn't made aware of this and it still has a reference to the "now unknown" space. When it tri...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 3 Not under consideration

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

Allow zero-based numbering / subscripts for arrays within RPG via compiler directive / ctl-opt

Over the past several releases, RPG has greatly enhanced its array capabilities. Several "modern" programming languages such as C, Java, PHP & Python are indexed beginning with the zero subscript. In allowing RPG to use zero-based numbering vi...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 7 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...
almost 5 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 2 Not under consideration

Included named indicators to avoid running out of Indicator limit 01 through 99 in DSPF

Our clients use Green Screen Displays which need many modifications. Most often when 3 or more screens with subfiles are used in the DSPF, the indicator count is exhausted. I know that IBM introduced 3 indicators for each option to overcome the li...
about 5 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 4 Not under consideration

IBM i developer workstation emulation (like zPDT)

allow offline IBMi development, using workstation-based system emulator which can facilitate github/CI/CD development integration similar approach has been available for System Z via Rational developer tools and zPDThttps://www-356.ibm.com/partner...
about 5 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 3 Not under consideration