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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

Allow embedded debug information to be encrypted after program has been created

Provide the ability to add a debug encryption key after a program has been created. Use Case: A ISV needs to send a customer debuggable code, but doesn't want the customer to have access to the embedded debug information. Currently, they would hav...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 3 Not under consideration

Add Creator User Profile and Creation Date/Timestamp to QSYRUSRI API

The Retrieve User Profile Information API QSYRUSRI does not return the User Profile of the User that Created the User Profile, nor does it return the Creation Date/Time, nor the System on which it was created. These 3 pieces of information should ...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 1 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

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

Remove SEU product offering

With the availability of numerous modern development platforms, SEU should be removed from the next release of IBM i. This would help facilitate the acceptance of modern practices and tooling.
4 months ago in IBM i / Application Development 6 Future 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

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

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