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In RDi, remove invalid error messages when using a continuation F-Spec line.

Please remove restrictions in RDI when editing code for a RPG program. The problem occurs for the F-Spec continuation line that RDi rejects. The specification works normally in SEU. The F-Spec and I-SPec are used to rename a record format and fiel...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 4 Is a defect

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...
almost 7 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 5 Not under consideration

DDS in free format

I have attached a word document. I would like DDS specifications for DSPF, PF, LF etc. could be allowed in free format like the RPGLE program. Thank you.
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Application Development 1 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

IBM i DDS Support for 5250 Advanced Function Display Data Stream (AFDDS)

Enhance IBM i DDS to support 5250 AFDDS functions (see related RFEs). This would enable IBM i programmers to upgrade their "green screen" sign-on and application displays with fonts, color logos and overlays as they can do today on AFPDS printers,...
about 8 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 5 Not under consideration

Program References Enhancement

I would like to be able to see the Procedure Names a Program or Service Program require. I have a service program with 5 procedures defined in it. I can get a list of those procedures using DSPSRVPGM with DETAIL(*PROCEXP). This service program is ...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Application Development 3 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...
about 7 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 1 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

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