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Application Development

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Option to Automatically do UPDPGM to update signature related to Service Program

Currently when a procedure is added/removed or changed order within a Service Program, the signature changes, and all programs that relate to the Service Program need to do UPDPGM. If not, the program fails. There are some tricks to go around, tri...
about 6 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 4 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

QzipUnzip to return comment stored with QzipZip

The QzipZip()--Compress Files and Directories API allows you to store a 512 byte comment in the ZIP00100 options format. The QzipUnzip()--Decompress an archive file API however does not include this information in the corresponding UNZIP100 option...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 4 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

Add MSGF to program references

We commonly use a change management system to do impact analysis on IBM i objects in our applications. The DSPPGMREF in correctly returns *FILE for a *MSGF reference in CLP or CLLE. The command will be correct to not return anything, but it is imp...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 1 Not under consideration

Operating System "IBM i" needs to be renamed

"IBM i" needs to be renamed. The current name is very confusing and it is not clear how to name it. Some call it i, system i, IBM-i, IBMi, IBMI. AS400 was a simple name. I5 was also a simple name. But it did not take long and IBM kept renaming it ...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 10 Not under consideration

Binding Directory Explorer for IBM i Access Client

There is a high need for a more mature version of WRKBNDDIR. This new version, visioned to be part of IBM i Access Client, acts as an explorer of service programs as seen in the binding directory with the ability to allow the user to expand each s...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 4 Future consideration

Make "IBM i Access Client Solutions" work like "IBM i Access for Windows"

With IBM choosing not to support IBM i Access for Windows beyond Windows 8.1, and many companies forcing upgrades to Windows 10, developers are forced to use IBM i Access Client Solutions. Therefore, IBM i Access Client Solutions should be 100% co...
almost 7 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 2 Not under consideration

Screensize in DSPF

Today in a DSPF you have the option for DSPSIZ:24x80 *DS327x132 *DS4 Would it possible for the 5250 datastream to add a third option like:21x28 *DS2 additionally would it possible to add a larger screen size as *ds5? Use Case: A normal user have a...
almost 7 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 2 Not under consideration

Make Debug Server TCP endpoints available to the public

Terminology may be incorrect as not enough information is publicly available at the moment. Please allow connections to the Debug Server so debug sessions can be started remotely. It would be awesome if it could be well documented and language-agn...
almost 7 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 3 Not under consideration