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file download / upload request via 5250 (using 5250 data stream or a different TCP/IP port)

High level download/upload function synchronously integrated in the 5250 terminal. Allow for simple interactive file upload / download request using normal terminal 5250 workflow. i.e. an RPG programmer can request to push an IFS file to a 5250 AC...
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 5 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...
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 2 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...
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 2 Not under consideration

CLOB Pointers in RPG Not Working

RPG A calls RPG B, passing pointer to CLOB. RPG B receives pointer, and uses it as base for CLOB there. Both compile. Both execute with no bombs. But based CLOB in RPG B does not reflect data in CLOB in RPG A. Use Case: Program A creates a CLOB an...
about 3 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 6 Is a defect

Service Program re-bind to open files in DFTACTGRP

If a Service Program procedure opens a file in the Default Activation Group and it's later closed with RCLRSC from a calling program, the service program isn't made aware of this and it still has a reference to the "now unknown" space. When it tri...
about 3 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 3 Not under consideration

CRTSRCPF: Varchar SRCDTA, real date SRCDAT

CRTSRCPF needs an update. Please add an option for creating source data fields in varchar & use real dates for last mod date. For bonus points, last mod date should be auto-generated. Extra bonus points if whitespace changes don't modify the d...
about 3 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 1 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...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 7 Not under consideration

support externally described programs and service programs

Program objects (*PGMs, *MODULEs, *SRVPGMs) should support "reflection" so that the interface(s) are "visible" so that it is no longer necessary to hand code and maintain "/COPY book members" (1960s technology.) Back around V5R2, IBM began adding ...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 6 Future consideration

In RDi, remove invalid error messages when using a continuation F-Spec line.

Please remove restrictions in RDI when editing code for a RPG program. The problem occurs for the F-Spec continuation line that RDi rejects. The specification works normally in SEU. The F-Spec and I-SPec are used to rename a record format and fiel...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 4 Is a defect

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 3 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 2 Not under consideration