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Application Development

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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 ...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 1 Not under consideration

ACS: Improve user experience by using better button texts

When the user get's an error message that needs to be confirmed try to provide the dialog in such a way that the user does not need to read the error message but can infer the action from the button text. See attachments.
11 months ago in IBM i / Application Development 2 Submitted

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...
about 5 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 1 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).
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 2 Future 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...
about 4 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 3 Future 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 ...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 5 Not under consideration

Support *DEC and *LGL Data Areas on QXXCHGDA API

The QXXCHGDA currently supports only *CHAR data areas. While non-*CHAR data areas are rare, it would be helpful to have QXXCHGDA or perhaps a contemporary form of it (QWCCHGDA?) handle all data area types, which includes *LGL and *DEC. Use Case: L...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 6 Future consideration

CAnn/CFnn and ENTER key

1) Can we have CAnn / CFnn without resulting indicator and have *INnn itself as the default result indicator? (CA12 itself should be enough to say *IN12 as response indicator.) -----o-o-o---- 2) Can we have Enter(*INxx) as a keyword similar to CAn...
12 months ago in IBM i / Application Development 3 Submitted

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...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 1 Not under consideration

STRDBG C/C++: ATTR should show type name of structs and classes instead of TYPE=RECORD

When debugging a C/C++ program and want to check the attributes of a struct or class using the debugger command ATTR it only shows "TYPE = RECORD, LENGTH = 574 BYTES". This information is not enough. Instead of "TYPE = RECORD" ATTR should show the...
12 months ago in IBM i / Application Development 0 Submitted