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

Please add option to specify the source location as an option when starting debug in the GUI/Java /system debugger

When using the IBM i System debugger (GUI/Java) and starting the debugger it asks for the program name and library. If the source is not where the object was compiled from, you cannot specify where the source can be found. Use Case: At this compan...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 3 Future consideration

Increase maximum combined length of all fields in DSPF

We are using ProfoudUI, which creates Rich Display files. They are stored in DSPF member types, and are compiled as such (but utilize OpenAccess instead of 5250). Unfortunately, DSPF has a maximum record length of all variables of 32763 bytes - wh...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 1 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.
5 months ago in IBM i / Application Development 1 Not under consideration

Option to exclude comment lines when debugging

This is a request to add functionality to all debuggers on the system to allow the exclusion or the ability to switch to having comment statements shown or not shown. Use Case: Comment lines are shown and in many cases, it is difficult to identify...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 5 Not under consideration

CL Language Does not have Array Support

Transferred from AD0269 - The CL language does not have array support, which is something that would be very useful. Use Case: Current workaround: Prior to getting pointer support one had to declare large fields, do a lot of calculating, and use ...
almost 5 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 5 Not under consideration

Enhancements to IBM i Development

Enhancement Request: Client certificate authentication (Mutual TLS) for Toolbox JDBC Driver Use Case: I can't recall the case but we were helped by Cristina (can't recall her full name as well).
about 2 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 2 Future 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...
almost 4 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 7 Not under consideration

Add MSGF to program references

We commonly use a change management system to do impact analysis on IBM i objects in our applications. The DSPPGMREF in correctly returns *FILE for a *MSGF reference in CLP or CLLE. The command will be correct to not return anything, but it is imp...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 1 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...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 4 Future consideration