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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

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 2 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 2 Future consideration

Increase maximum combined length of all fields in DSPF

We are using ProfoudUI, which creates Rich Display files. They are stored in DSPF member types, and are compiled as such (but utilize OpenAccess instead of 5250). Unfortunately, DSPF has a maximum record length of all variables of 32763 bytes - wh...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 1 Not under consideration

CL Language Does not have Array Support

Transferred from AD0269 - The CL language does not have array support, which is something that would be very useful. Use Case: Current workaround: Prior to getting pointer support one had to declare large fields, do a lot of calculating, and use ...
almost 4 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 5 Not under consideration

QzipUnzip to return comment stored with QzipZip

The QzipZip()--Compress Files and Directories API allows you to store a 512 byte comment in the ZIP00100 options format. The QzipUnzip()--Decompress an archive file API however does not include this information in the corresponding UNZIP100 option...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 4 Future consideration

XSLTRANSFORM should support newer XSLT version

Using XSLTRANSFORM and it's excellent but...It supports XALAN 1.1. XSLT that is very limited and old.The transformations would be so much easier to create if at least XALAN 2.x will be supported.Today I have to make workarounds in mapping to archi...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 4 Not under consideration

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 1 year ago in IBM i / Application Development 4 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 1 year ago in IBM i / Application Development 2 Future consideration

RDI debug "step-back" function key

Have you ever stepped while debugging, realized that you've taken one step too far, and wished you could step back? Or, while stepping, saw a variable change in an unexpected way, and wish you could go back a step and see what its value was before...
about 4 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 2 Not under consideration

Screensize in DSPF

Today in a DSPF you have the option for DSPSIZ:24x80 *DS327x132 *DS4 Would it possible for the 5250 datastream to add a third option like:21x28 *DS2 additionally would it possible to add a larger screen size as *ds5? Use Case: A normal user have a...
about 5 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 2 Not under consideration