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Application Development

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Bring Eclipse CHE 7.0 to IBM i

Eclipse Che as a zero-install development environment that runs in a browser, Eclipse Che makes it easy for someone to join your team and contribute to a project. https://che.eclipse.org/eclipse-che-7-is-coming-and-its-really-hot-1-4-64d79b75ca02 ...
almost 5 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 2 Not under consideration

Option to Automatically do UPDPGM to update signature related to Service Program

Currently when a procedure is added/removed or changed order within a Service Program, the signature changes, and all programs that relate to the Service Program need to do UPDPGM. If not, the program fails. There are some tricks to go around, tri...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 4 Not under consideration

DDS in free format

I have attached a word document. I would like DDS specifications for DSPF, PF, LF etc. could be allowed in free format like the RPGLE program. Thank you.
10 months ago in IBM i / Application Development 1 Not under consideration

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

Please extend the length of ALIAS in a Physical File

Please extend the length of the ALIAS field in physical files. Use Case: Whilst I appreciate that DDS is not really supported from future development, there is a need to make some limited improvements. In today's times, interfaces with other inter...
about 5 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 3 Not under consideration

Program to System Field (P-Field) To Include Position Cursor

Instead of setting an indicator (00-99) to each field and having to set it separately and remember the indicator used with the limit from (00-99). The Program to System field indicator is very handy here. But the P-Field indicator cannot change/se...
about 7 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 5 Not under consideration

Program References Enhancement

I would like to be able to see the Procedure Names a Program or Service Program require. I have a service program with 5 procedures defined in it. I can get a list of those procedures using DSPSRVPGM with DETAIL(*PROCEXP). This service program is ...
11 months ago in IBM i / Application Development 3 Not under consideration

ILE compile commands like CRTBNDRPGLE Parameter DBGENCKEY should protect all views

As of today DBGENCKEY only protects the debugging views that are embedded into the module by encrypting them. For maximum security DBGENCKEY should protect all available views, by requesting the key for the non embedded views like *SOURCE and *COP...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 5 Not under consideration

CL variables can't be qualified to that variable.

Currently CL variables whose storage is defined inside another variable (known in RPG as a data structure) cannot be qualified to that variable. CL modules are getting more and more complex given the expanded features IBM has introduced. The numbe...
about 5 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 8 Not under consideration

IBM i DDS Support for 5250 Advanced Function Display Data Stream (AFDDS)

Enhance IBM i DDS to support 5250 AFDDS functions (see related RFEs). This would enable IBM i programmers to upgrade their "green screen" sign-on and application displays with fonts, color logos and overlays as they can do today on AFPDS printers,...
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 5 Not under consideration