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Application Development

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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...
almost 5 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...
about 6 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...
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 3 Not under consideration

New API to return a Pointer to Associated Space of User-Objects

Today, some objects on the IBM i system do not have a DSPxxx command that supports either OUTFILE or in some rare cases, no DSPxxx command at all. In addition there is no API to get some of these object's properties. This request is to provide an ...
3 months ago in IBM i / Application Development 0 Submitted

Have a straight access (button) to system debugger on the 5250 emulator.,

Faster than opening SQL and then Execution and then system debugger...
9 months ago in IBM i / Application Development 1 Submitted

Allow more than 10000 lines on System Debugger

When debugging old COBOL programs made with a software générator, 10 000 lines is not enought
9 months ago in IBM i / Application Development 0 Submitted

ACS: Improve user experience by using better button texts

When the user get's an error message that needs to be confirmed try to provide the dialog in such a way that the user does not need to read the error message but can infer the action from the button text. See attachments.
12 months ago in IBM i / Application Development 2 Submitted

CAnn/CFnn and ENTER key

1) Can we have CAnn / CFnn without resulting indicator and have *INnn itself as the default result indicator? (CA12 itself should be enough to say *IN12 as response indicator.) -----o-o-o---- 2) Can we have Enter(*INxx) as a keyword similar to CAn...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Application Development 3 Submitted

STRDBG C/C++: ATTR should show type name of structs and classes instead of TYPE=RECORD

When debugging a C/C++ program and want to check the attributes of a struct or class using the debugger command ATTR it only shows "TYPE = RECORD, LENGTH = 574 BYTES". This information is not enough. Instead of "TYPE = RECORD" ATTR should show the...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Application Development 0 Submitted

ACS Hotspots

We would like to take full advantage of ACS Hotspots but there is a conflict with programs where the mouse button has been enabled to recognise a double-click. The ENTER at cursor position also treated as double-click takes precedence and returns ...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Application Development 1 Submitted