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Application Development

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TLS support for iACS Graphical Debugger

The Graphical Debugger included with iACS connects to insecure port 8475 (as-rmtcmd) instead of secure port 9475 (as-rmtcmd-s) for the remote command service. I have not performed a line trace but suspect the remote debugger service running on por...
about 3 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 2 Future consideration

Allow Axis to send multipart/form-data

This is in reference to ticket/ case number TS015278888. I would like to be able to send multipart/form-data in a http POST request. At the moment it appears that it isn't possible to send different encoded types in a single request. For example, ...
3 months ago in IBM i / Application Development 0 Submitted

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...
about 4 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 5 Not under consideration

Remove SEU product offering

With the availability of numerous modern development platforms, SEU should be removed from the next release of IBM i. This would help facilitate the acceptance of modern practices and tooling.
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 6 Future 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...
about 3 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 5 Future 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...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 4 Not under 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) ...
about 3 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 2 Future 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 4 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 2 Not under consideration

Enhance QGYOLOBJ to Accept multiple entries for the Object Type Parameter

The QGYOLOBJ (Open List of Objects) API currently accepts a single OBJTYPE (Ojbect Type) entry which means we can either list all the (for example) *PGM objects or *ALL objects. We need to ability to specify *PGM *SRVPGM or *CMD *PNLGRP, etc. Use ...
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 1 Future consideration

Include override to location of source members when debugging programs.

At some sites, the old practice of using a temporary library for additions and changes to programs is utilized, example:- DATALIB- TEMPLIB- PRODUCTIONLIB After say 2 weeks of no issues, the objects are moved to the PRODUCTION library. Problem:When...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 4 Future consideration