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ILE compile commands like CRTBNDRPGLE Parameter DBGENCKEY should protect all views

As of today DBGENCKEY only protects the debugging views that are embedded into the module by encrypting them. For maximum security DBGENCKEY should protect all available views, by requesting the key for the non embedded views like *SOURCE and *COP...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 5 Not under 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

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

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

XSLTRANSFORM should support newer XSLT version

Using XSLTRANSFORM and it's excellent but...It supports XALAN 1.1. XSLT that is very limited and old.The transformations would be so much easier to create if at least XALAN 2.x will be supported.Today I have to make workarounds in mapping to archi...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 4 Not under consideration

lock being dropped when an object is deleted

I'm going to describe this behaviour I think it's strange, although notsure if it's the normal way to work. When we exclusive lock a logical file, the physicals are also locked; Iunderstand this is normal. But, if we delete the logical while it'ss...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 3 Not under consideration

Program to System Field (P-Field) To Include Position Cursor

Instead of setting an indicator (00-99) to each field and having to set it separately and remember the indicator used with the limit from (00-99). The Program to System field indicator is very handy here. But the P-Field indicator cannot change/se...
about 6 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 5 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
about 6 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 3 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

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