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RDI debug "step-back" function key

Have you ever stepped while debugging, realized that you've taken one step too far, and wished you could step back? Or, while stepping, saw a variable change in an unexpected way, and wish you could go back a step and see what its value was before...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 2 Not under consideration

QzipUnzip to return comment stored with QzipZip

The QzipZip()--Compress Files and Directories API allows you to store a 512 byte comment in the ZIP00100 options format. The QzipUnzip()--Decompress an archive file API however does not include this information in the corresponding UNZIP100 option...
almost 5 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 4 Future 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...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 5 Not under consideration

XSLTRANSFORM should support newer XSLT version

Using XSLTRANSFORM and it's excellent but...It supports XALAN 1.1. XSLT that is very limited and old.The transformations would be so much easier to create if at least XALAN 2.x will be supported.Today I have to make workarounds in mapping to archi...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 4 Not under consideration

Screensize in DSPF

Today in a DSPF you have the option for DSPSIZ:24x80 *DS327x132 *DS4 Would it possible for the 5250 datastream to add a third option like:21x28 *DS2 additionally would it possible to add a larger screen size as *ds5? Use Case: A normal user have a...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 2 Not under consideration

Checkbox for option does not support 27x132 display size

if a checkbox is used in a subfile, at V7R2 it does not support 27x132 display size. Throws a compilation error for fields located outside 74 position. Use Case: The checkbox - a versatile function available on green screen is not usable when the ...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 3 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...
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 3 Not under consideration

IBM i developer workstation emulation (like zPDT)

allow offline IBMi development, using workstation-based system emulator which can facilitate github/CI/CD development integration similar approach has been available for System Z via Rational developer tools and zPDThttps://www-356.ibm.com/partner...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 3 Not under consideration

No good way to specify a variable with list parameters.

Transferred from AD0276 - Since the early days of the CPF operating system on the System/38, We've been bedeviled by specifying variables for list parameters in CL programs. For every other parameter on the system, if you need to specify a variabl...
almost 4 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 5 Not under consideration

Suppress the SQL information messages when using debug.

Ability to suppress the SQL information messages when using debug. Use Case: When debugging RPG ILE program with embedded SQL the system generates thousands of spool files with SQL information messages such as "cursor opened", "cursor closed", "n ...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 4 Not under consideration