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Application Development

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Screensize in DSPF

Today in a DSPF you have the option for DSPSIZ:24x80 *DS327x132 *DS4 Would it possible for the 5250 datastream to add a third option like:21x28 *DS2 additionally would it possible to add a larger screen size as *ds5? Use Case: A normal user have a...
almost 7 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 2 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...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 3 Not under consideration

Suppress the SQL information messages when using debug.

Ability to suppress the SQL information messages when using debug. Use Case: When debugging RPG ILE program with embedded SQL the system generates thousands of spool files with SQL information messages such as "cursor opened", "cursor closed", "n ...
about 6 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 4 Not under consideration

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...
about 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...
almost 7 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...
almost 7 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...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 5 Not under consideration

Checkbox for option does not support 27x132 display size

if a checkbox is used in a subfile, at V7R2 it does not support 27x132 display size. Throws a compilation error for fields located outside 74 position. Use Case: The checkbox - a versatile function available on green screen is not usable when the ...
almost 5 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 3 Is a defect

IBM i developer workstation emulation (like zPDT)

allow offline IBMi development, using workstation-based system emulator which can facilitate github/CI/CD development integration similar approach has been available for System Z via Rational developer tools and zPDThttps://www-356.ibm.com/partner...
about 5 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 3 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...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 3 Not under consideration