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Application Development

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lock being dropped when an object is deleted

I'm going to describe this behaviour I think it's strange, although notsure if it's the normal way to work. When we exclusive lock a logical file, the physicals are also locked; Iunderstand this is normal. But, if we delete the logical while it'ss...
about 7 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 3 Not under consideration

Fix NetServer jobs to start with AUTOSTART(*YES)

Problem: Netserver jobs do not autostart with CHGTCPSVR SVRSPCVAL(*NETSVR) AUTOSTART(*YES). This issue has been reported in some CASEs and others.Customers are guided to add STRTCPSVR *NETSVR to QSTRUPPGM. Fix NetServer jobs to start with AUTOSTAR...
9 months ago in IBM i / Application Development 1 Submitted

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

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...
about 4 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 2 Not under consideration

Set Service Program signature via the CRTSRVPGM command

Today, the signature is set by one of the following methods:1. From the STRPGMEXP SIGNATURE statement of the QSRVSRC source2. Automatically generated during service program creation if no QSRVSRC is specified or SIGNATURE is *GEN When using method...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 5 Not under consideration

Make "IBM i Access Client Solutions" work like "IBM i Access for Windows"

With IBM choosing not to support IBM i Access for Windows beyond Windows 8.1, and many companies forcing upgrades to Windows 10, developers are forced to use IBM i Access Client Solutions. Therefore, IBM i Access Client Solutions should be 100% co...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 2 Not under consideration

Make Debug Server TCP endpoints available to the public

Terminology may be incorrect as not enough information is publicly available at the moment. Please allow connections to the Debug Server so debug sessions can be started remotely. It would be awesome if it could be well documented and language-agn...
almost 7 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 3 Not under consideration

RPGLE Language Server (Language Server Protocol)

The Language Server Protocol (LSP) was created by Microsoft in 2016 as an open-source protocol for use between source code editors or integrated development environments (IDEs) and servers that provide programming language-specific features like c...
12 months ago in IBM i / Application Development 0 Submitted

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

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...
about 4 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 3 Future consideration