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Application Development

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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...
over 5 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: ...
about 6 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 ...
about 6 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...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 2 Not under consideration


When consuming a web service using the SQL based HTTP_GET_VERBOSE and HTTP_POST_VERBOSE, it would be extremely helpful to get a full log of the HTTP communication to the web service much like the LIBHTTP tools allowed for. Currently there is a way...
4 months ago in IBM i / Application Development 1 Submitted

Be able to tell which host is IBM ACS 5250 is running on

The STRPCCMD allows commands to be run on the underlying OS (Windows or Linux) from a 5250 session. As Linux is now supported by ACS it has become important to know which OS the user is using, especially in a mixed environment. It would be good to...
8 months ago in IBM i / Application Development 0 Submitted

Stream file source for UIM objects

The UIM language has a feature to import a copybook source member, with the .im tag. I would like to see this support IFS paths to a stream file, in the same way that you can with e.g. RPG's /include . This would allow me to compile UIM menus from...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Application Development 1 Future 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 ...
about 5 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 5 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 ...
about 7 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 1 Not under consideration

Reconsider XMLTOOLKIT (5733XT2)

I learned that IBM plans to end support for XMLTOOLKIT (5733XT2). As far as I know, this product is the only option available, if you want to create xml with RPG when you need to create elements dynamically. Please reconsider further development o...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Application Development 2 Not under consideration