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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

ILE compile commands like CRTBNDRPGLE Parameter DBGENCKEY should protect all views

As of today DBGENCKEY only protects the debugging views that are embedded into the module by encrypting them. For maximum security DBGENCKEY should protect all available views, by requesting the key for the non embedded views like *SOURCE and *COP...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 5 Not under consideration

IBM i DDS Support for 5250 Advanced Function Display Data Stream (AFDDS)

Enhance IBM i DDS to support 5250 AFDDS functions (see related RFEs). This would enable IBM i programmers to upgrade their "green screen" sign-on and application displays with fonts, color logos and overlays as they can do today on AFPDS printers,...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 5 Not under consideration

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

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

GENUUID to previous versions

Add version 4 UUID in V7R2 onwards Use Case: Version 4 UUID's provide a far better chance of obtaining a unique ID. V7R4 has been announced with Version 4 UUID generation capabilities so we would like it to be implemented in previous versions if p...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 2 Future consideration

Please extend the length of ALIAS in a Physical File

Please extend the length of the ALIAS field in physical files. Use Case: Whilst I appreciate that DDS is not really supported from future development, there is a need to make some limited improvements. In today's times, interfaces with other inter...
almost 4 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 3 Not under consideration

Enable SFTP for IBMARE

SYSTEM : IBM IProduct : IBMAREDescription : Our team is using ARE product. Currently IBM do not have the option to secure the data transfer between the host IBMARE and the remote machines. We would really need a secure way of data transfer as an e...
almost 4 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 0 Future consideration

Modernize a bit the command interface of IBM I

The Command Interface is almost the same for the last 30 or more years ! Here are some simple stuff to improve and modernize a bit the command interface: 1. Handle and edit dates.2. Edit codes and edit words for numeric variables.3. When prompting...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 1 Not under consideration

Debug unicode data

Not able to view the contents of Unicode fields within debug interfaces Use Case: When using STRDBG or System Debugger GUI to view the contents of Unicode fields (CCSID 13488) replacement characters are shown rather than the true value of the Unic...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 8 Not under consideration