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Support *DEC and *LGL Data Areas on QXXCHGDA API

The QXXCHGDA currently supports only *CHAR data areas. While non-*CHAR data areas are rare, it would be helpful to have QXXCHGDA or perhaps a contemporary form of it (QWCCHGDA?) handle all data area types, which includes *LGL and *DEC. Use Case: L...
11 months ago in IBM i / Application Development 6 Future 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...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Application Development 5 Not under consideration

Enhancements to IBM i Development

Enhancement Request: Client certificate authentication (Mutual TLS) for Toolbox JDBC Driver Use Case: I can't recall the case but we were helped by Cristina (can't recall her full name as well).
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Application Development 2 Future 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

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

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

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 ...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 5 Future consideration

FUSE - File System API

It would be appreciated if a user defines filesystem could be plugged into the IFS to enhance user defined connectivity Use Case: Use case 1 - Images in Db2 BLOB.Imagine a user defined file system that maps BLOB into data that can be open by stand...
almost 5 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 2 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