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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...
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 5 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...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 4 Not under 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...
11 months ago in IBM i / Application Development 6 Future consideration

Provide details of imported procedures and variables in program/service program APIs and commands

Enhance the DSPPGMREF/DSPPGM/DSPSRVPGM commands and QBNLPGMI/QBNLSPGM APIs to provide details of procedure and data item imports and how they have been resolved. Currently only module exports are available through the QBNLMODI API and requires the...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 2 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...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 2 Not under 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...
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 2 Future consideration

Option to exclude comment lines when debugging

This is a request to add functionality to all debuggers on the system to allow the exclusion or the ability to switch to having comment statements shown or not shown. Use Case: Comment lines are shown and in many cases, it is difficult to identify...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Application Development 5 Not under 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).
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Application Development 2 Future consideration

Add Creator User Profile and Creation Date/Timestamp to QSYRUSRI API

The Retrieve User Profile Information API QSYRUSRI does not return the User Profile of the User that Created the User Profile, nor does it return the Creation Date/Time, nor the System on which it was created. These 3 pieces of information should ...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 1 Not under 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...
about 5 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 4 Future consideration