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Enhance the DSPFD Command by adding a MBR (member) parameter to control the TYPE(*MBRLIST) member list results.

When using DSPFD in CL programs, it would be nice to have an additional parameter that controls the output of the generated member list when TYPE(*MBRLIST) is specified. For example: DSPFD FILE(QGPL/QRPGLESRC) TYPE(*MBRLIST) OUTPUT(*OUTFILE) OUTFI...
3 months ago in IBM i / Application Development 1 Not under consideration

Change "DYNAMIC USER PROFILE" parameter using CHGPGM

CHGPGM can be used to change the USRPRF parameter (*USER or *OWNER). It would be very nice if the same command can also change the DYNAMIC USER PROFILE (*USER or *OWNER) parameter. Currently a recompile is needed. Use Case: Developers often forget...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 4 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...
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 2 Not under consideration

Please add option to specify the source location as an option when starting debug in the GUI/Java /system debugger

When using the IBM i System debugger (GUI/Java) and starting the debugger it asks for the program name and library. If the source is not where the object was compiled from, you cannot specify where the source can be found. Use Case: At this compan...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 3 Future consideration

Operating System "IBM i" needs to be renamed

"IBM i" needs to be renamed. The current name is very confusing and it is not clear how to name it. Some call it i, system i, IBM-i, IBMi, IBMI. AS400 was a simple name. I5 was also a simple name. But it did not take long and IBM kept renaming it ...
about 5 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 10 Not under 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...
almost 4 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 1 Not under 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...
4 months ago in IBM i / Application Development 1 Future 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 ...
about 4 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 5 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...
about 3 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 7 Not under consideration

Add MSGF to program references

We commonly use a change management system to do impact analysis on IBM i objects in our applications. The DSPPGMREF in correctly returns *FILE for a *MSGF reference in CLP or CLLE. The command will be correct to not return anything, but it is imp...
almost 5 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 1 Not under consideration