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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...
about 4 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 0 Future consideration

In RDi, remove invalid error messages when using a continuation F-Spec line.

Please remove restrictions in RDI when editing code for a RPG program. The problem occurs for the F-Spec continuation line that RDi rejects. The specification works normally in SEU. The F-Spec and I-SPec are used to rename a record format and fiel...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 4 Is a defect

Program to System Field (P-Field) To Include Position Cursor

Instead of setting an indicator (00-99) to each field and having to set it separately and remember the indicator used with the limit from (00-99). The Program to System field indicator is very handy here. But the P-Field indicator cannot change/se...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 5 Not under 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

CL variables can't be qualified to that variable.

Currently CL variables whose storage is defined inside another variable (known in RPG as a data structure) cannot be qualified to that variable. CL modules are getting more and more complex given the expanded features IBM has introduced. The numbe...
about 4 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 8 Not under consideration

How to input UTF16 over 20000 (ISO /IEC 10646)

Under win 10,some UTF-16 chinese characters are working finewith RPGLE /RPG... and Display FileBut some chinese character with "ISO/IEC 10646" value > 20000, such as "ISO/IEC 10646" = 21884 We cannot input and displayCould you fix it ? Regards ...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 5 Not under consideration

Simple option to hide command special value

PARM of CMD has the option to specify special values.Those special values appear first in the list of the values in the CHOICE prompt.We would like to have the option to hide some or all special values from appearing in the CHOICE text. Use Case: ...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 1 Not under consideration

Stop monitoring non-observable code

Prevent non-observable functionality from being impacted by the process of code coverage. When running a program under code coverage, the debug product is actually active but if said program calls another process, in which we have no control over ...
almost 5 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 5 Future consideration