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Application Development

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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

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

CL Language Does not have Array Support

Transferred from AD0269 - The CL language does not have array support, which is something that would be very useful. Use Case: Current workaround: Prior to getting pointer support one had to declare large fields, do a lot of calculating, and use ...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 5 Not under consideration

RDI debug "step-back" function key

Have you ever stepped while debugging, realized that you've taken one step too far, and wished you could step back? Or, while stepping, saw a variable change in an unexpected way, and wish you could go back a step and see what its value was before...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 2 Not under consideration

Change "DYNAMIC USER PROFILE" parameter using CHGPGM

CHGPGM can be used to change the USRPRF parameter (*USER or *OWNER). It would be very nice if the same command can also change the DYNAMIC USER PROFILE (*USER or *OWNER) parameter. Currently a recompile is needed. Use Case: Developers often forget...
about 6 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 4 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

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

*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...
about 6 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 1 Not under consideration

Set Service Program signature via the CRTSRVPGM command

Today, the signature is set by one of the following methods:1. From the STRPGMEXP SIGNATURE statement of the QSRVSRC source2. Automatically generated during service program creation if no QSRVSRC is specified or SIGNATURE is *GEN When using method...
about 6 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 5 Not under consideration