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Application Development

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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 6 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 4 Future consideration

Provide a QteRetrieveModuleViews API that works when NOT in Debug Mode

No APIs return the DBGVIEW(*LIST | *SOURCE | *ALL | *NONE | *STMT) attribute for programs or embedded *MODULEs except QteRetrieveModuleViews. However it, like all Qte* API are enabled only while the job is in Debug Mode. Please provide this inform...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Application Development 1 Future consideration

STRDBG can not show values for arrays that are indexed by (*)

When using STRDBG to debug a RPG program there is a problem when you want to display an array that is indexed by (*). For example this program:D nbr s 10i 0 dim(10) C eval nbr(*) = 1234 C eval *INLR = '1' C return If you put the cursor on the fiel...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 5 Future consideration

GENUUID to previous versions

Add version 4 UUID in V7R2 onwards Use Case: Version 4 UUID's provide a far better chance of obtaining a unique ID. V7R4 has been announced with Version 4 UUID generation capabilities so we would like it to be implemented in previous versions if p...
about 5 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 2 Future consideration

Enable SFTP for IBMARE

SYSTEM : IBM IProduct : IBMAREDescription : Our team is using ARE product. Currently IBM do not have the option to secure the data transfer between the host IBMARE and the remote machines. We would really need a secure way of data transfer as an e...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 0 Future consideration

STRDBG should build the QGPL/QTESxxxxxx *DTAQ with appropriate authority for job QTESDBGHUB to access it.

When STRDBG is run interactively, it creates a data queue QGPL/QTESxxxxxx to communicate with the QTESDBGHUB job (the server process for the graphical debugger). This is created with the current job user as the owner, and *PUBLIC is granted the de...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 1 Future consideration

Stop monitoring non-observable code

Prevent non-observable functionality from being impacted by the process of code coverage. When running a program under code coverage, the debug product is actually active but if said program calls another process, in which we have no control over ...
about 6 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 5 Future consideration

Granting *USE access for programmers for all users

We recently migrated to a power 8 box with V7R3 and we discovered that the programmers cannot invoke a STRSRVJOB for a regular user (non-programmer, no special authorities) job in the system. Support says to log in as QPGMR or grant *USE on the ta...
almost 4 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 3 Future consideration