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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

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

CRTSRCPF: Varchar SRCDTA, real date SRCDAT

CRTSRCPF needs an update. Please add an option for creating source data fields in varchar & use real dates for last mod date. For bonus points, last mod date should be auto-generated. Extra bonus points if whitespace changes don't modify the d...
about 3 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 1 Not under consideration

lock being dropped when an object is deleted

I'm going to describe this behaviour I think it's strange, although notsure if it's the normal way to work. When we exclusive lock a logical file, the physicals are also locked; Iunderstand this is normal. But, if we delete the logical while it'ss...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 3 Not under consideration

Make "IBM i Access Client Solutions" work like "IBM i Access for Windows"

With IBM choosing not to support IBM i Access for Windows beyond Windows 8.1, and many companies forcing upgrades to Windows 10, developers are forced to use IBM i Access Client Solutions. Therefore, IBM i Access Client Solutions should be 100% co...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 2 Not under consideration

Make Debug Server TCP endpoints available to the public

Terminology may be incorrect as not enough information is publicly available at the moment. Please allow connections to the Debug Server so debug sessions can be started remotely. It would be awesome if it could be well documented and language-agn...
over 5 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 ...
almost 4 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 2 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...
almost 3 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

STRDBG can not show values for arrays that are indexed by (*)

When using STRDBG to debug a RPG program there is a problem when you want to display an array that is indexed by (*). For example this program:D nbr s 10i 0 dim(10) C eval nbr(*) = 1234 C eval *INLR = '1' C return If you put the cursor on the fiel...
about 4 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 4 Future consideration