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Application Development

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Stream file source for UIM objects

The UIM language has a feature to import a copybook source member, with the .im tag. I would like to see this support IFS paths to a stream file, in the same way that you can with e.g. RPG's /include . This would allow me to compile UIM menus from...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Application Development 1 Future consideration

Binding Directory Explorer for IBM i Access Client

There is a high need for a more mature version of WRKBNDDIR. This new version, visioned to be part of IBM i Access Client, acts as an explorer of service programs as seen in the binding directory with the ability to allow the user to expand each s...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 4 Future consideration

Provide details of imported procedures and variables in program/service program APIs and commands

Enhance the DSPPGMREF/DSPPGM/DSPSRVPGM commands and QBNLPGMI/QBNLSPGM APIs to provide details of procedure and data item imports and how they have been resolved. Currently only module exports are available through the QBNLMODI API and requires the...
almost 4 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 2 Not under consideration

Have a straight access (button) to system debugger on the 5250 emulator.,

Faster than opening SQL and then Execution and then system debugger...
8 months ago in IBM i / Application Development 1 Submitted

Allow more than 10000 lines on System Debugger

When debugging old COBOL programs made with a software générator, 10 000 lines is not enought
8 months ago in IBM i / Application Development 0 Submitted

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...
about 4 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 2 Future 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...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 4 Not under 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 ...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 10 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...
about 4 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 2 Not under consideration

Reconsider XMLTOOLKIT (5733XT2)

I learned that IBM plans to end support for XMLTOOLKIT (5733XT2). As far as I know, this product is the only option available, if you want to create xml with RPG when you need to create elements dynamically. Please reconsider further development o...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Application Development 2 Not under consideration