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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 6 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 4 Future consideration

RDI debug "step-back" function key

Have you ever stepped while debugging, realized that you've taken one step too far, and wished you could step back? Or, while stepping, saw a variable change in an unexpected way, and wish you could go back a step and see what its value was before...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 2 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...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 5 Not under 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...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Application Development 3 Submitted

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...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Application Development 0 Submitted

ACS Hotspots

We would like to take full advantage of ACS Hotspots but there is a conflict with programs where the mouse button has been enabled to recognise a double-click. The ENTER at cursor position also treated as double-click takes precedence and returns ...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Application Development 1 Submitted

API or SQL Service similar to QDCRDEVD DEVD1100 to retrieve *lan printers Address

Currently the only way to get the ip address for a *lan printer is DSPDEVD and page down. We have hundreds of printers and it would be beneficial to our help desk to be able to find it without giving them access DSPDEVD.
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Application Development 1 Submitted

XSLTRANSFORM should support newer XSLT version

Using XSLTRANSFORM and it's excellent but...It supports XALAN 1.1. XSLT that is very limited and old.The transformations would be so much easier to create if at least XALAN 2.x will be supported.Today I have to make workarounds in mapping to archi...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 4 Not under consideration

Set Service Program signature via the CRTSRVPGM command

Today, the signature is set by one of the following methods:1. From the STRPGMEXP SIGNATURE statement of the QSRVSRC source2. Automatically generated during service program creation if no QSRVSRC is specified or SIGNATURE is *GEN When using method...
about 6 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 5 Not under consideration

Provide a QteRetrieveModuleViews API that works when NOT in Debug Mode

No APIs return the DBGVIEW(*LIST | *SOURCE | *ALL | *NONE | *STMT) attribute for programs or embedded *MODULEs except QteRetrieveModuleViews. However it, like all Qte* API are enabled only while the job is in Debug Mode. Please provide this inform...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Application Development 1 Future consideration