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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

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

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

Included named indicators to avoid running out of Indicator limit 01 through 99 in DSPF

Our clients use Green Screen Displays which need many modifications. Most often when 3 or more screens with subfiles are used in the DSPF, the indicator count is exhausted. I know that IBM introduced 3 indicators for each option to overcome the li...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 4 Not under consideration

No VLDCHKR-Test at Compile-Time of Calling Programs

1. A CMD uses a VLDCHKR-Pgm 2. If I use this CMD in a CL and the Source of the CL will be compiled, the Parms have to be fullfilled other way the compilation fails. Use Case: If I use a CMD from a third-party supplier, then I have to consider the ...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 1 Not under consideration

*NEVER option for PARM PMTCTL

When specify PARM of *CMD source, you can specify the PMTCTL keyword to enable conditional prompting of that PARM.The current permissible values are: Name, *NONE and *PMTCTLWe would like to have an additional *NEVER (or any other name of your liki...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 1 Not under consideration

Long Unicode fields in Window

Permit DSPF key word CNTFLD on Unicode fields (CCSID 13488). Use Case: I have a Unicode field in a table defined as GRAPHIC(500) CCSID(13488) which I needs to show in a window. Since the size is500 (display length 1,000) the field must go across m...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 3 Not under consideration

Granting *USE access for programmers for all users

We recently migrated to a power 8 box with V7R3 and we discovered that the programmers cannot invoke a STRSRVJOB for a regular user (non-programmer, no special authorities) job in the system. Support says to log in as QPGMR or grant *USE on the ta...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 3 Future consideration

Edit Code extension to show only the day-month portion of a date; strip the fractional portion of a numeric variable

Some times there is not enough room on the screen for a full date. In order to manage, only the month-day of the date are shown. Furthermore, Some times it is enough to dispaly only the day prtion, because the year and month are on top of the scre...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 1 Not under consideration

CICS startup enhancement

We observed that a running CICS instance RCU space would be overwritten even if a duplicate CICS is not started successfully. Use Case: Prevent running CICS RCU userspace from being overwritten
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 3 Not under consideration