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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

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

*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...
about 6 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 3 Not under consideration

Increase line size of SRCSTMF on the CRTSQLRPGI command.

As an attempt to modernize my application source code I am storing my sqlrpgle code on the IBM i IFS and was attempting to use IBM Better Object Builder (BOB) to compile my code. It is frustrating though, that I still have to deal with a 100 lengt...
23 days ago in IBM i / Application Development 1 Submitted

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

Enhance the DSPFD Command by adding a MBR (member) parameter to control the TYPE(*MBRLIST) member list results.

When using DSPFD in CL programs, it would be nice to have an additional parameter that controls the output of the generated member list when TYPE(*MBRLIST) is specified. For example: DSPFD FILE(QGPL/QRPGLESRC) TYPE(*MBRLIST) OUTPUT(*OUTFILE) OUTFI...
about 1 month ago in IBM i / Application Development 0 Submitted

STRDBG should build the QGPL/QTESxxxxxx *DTAQ with appropriate authority for job QTESDBGHUB to access it.

When STRDBG is run interactively, it creates a data queue QGPL/QTESxxxxxx to communicate with the QTESDBGHUB job (the server process for the graphical debugger). This is created with the current job user as the owner, and *PUBLIC is granted the de...
about 2 months ago in IBM i / Application Development 0 Submitted

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...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 3 Future 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
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 3 Not under consideration