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My ideas: Languages - RPG

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TR level should be included in the front page of the RPG Reference

I'm saving a copy of the documentation for the ILE RPG Reference as a PDF-document on my PC. It is convenient when working off line or when the lines are slow. But I'm missing that the TR level is included in the front page (see attachment). It wo...
about 4 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 7 Delivered

RPG datastructure array sort by more than one subfield

For RPG please provide extended sort capability for datastructure arrays. This means sorting of an array over more then one subfield.E.g.: sorta name_of_array(*) (subfieldx: subfieldY: …) using the names of the subfiledsOr sorta name_of_array(*) (...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 9 Delivered

Allow numeric variable as second parameter to %KDS

Currently, the %KDS bif has a second parameter to specify how many of the key fields are to be used in the I/O operation. This second parameter can only be a numeric constant (named or literal). Please allow a numeric variable (integer or zero-dec...
almost 5 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 4 Delivered

Enhancement to SELECT

Currently there is no difference between a SELECT ... ENDSL block and an IF ... ELSEIF ... ENDIF block. I am not real sure why both are in the language. However, if the SELECT block had a "switched" format like the SWITCH block in C, that would be...
about 5 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 13 Delivered

Add new PSDS sub fields to V7.2

A V7.3 PTF was released that: Add two new subfields to the Program Status Data Structure: - Internal job ID (positions 380-395) - System name (positions 396 - 403) (APAR SE70375 ) Use Case: we maintain both V7.3 and V7.2 systems.programs are devel...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 Delivered

Enhance %DEC to recognize and accept thousands separators

Currently, the %DEC BIF interprets either/both comma and decimal -- regardless of the QDECFMT system value -- as the decimal point. If the character representation of a number contains both, error RNX0105 occurs. This should not happen. In an inte...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 4 Delivered

See the value of a named constant in the debugger.

A developer needs the ability to interrogate the value of a named constant. For more information, see CAAC requirement AD0183 at https://www.ibmilug.ihost.com/commonag/treqs.nsf/9c76f872792db457862573af004e1b49/15e2bf03abc04e6486257611000cc6cd?Ope...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 7 Delivered

See the return value for a procedure in the debugger

A developer needs the ability to interrogate a subprocedure return value. For more information, see CAAC requirement AD0183 at https://www.ibmilug.ihost.com/commonag/treqs.nsf/9c76f872792db457862573af004e1b49/15e2bf03abc04e6486257611000cc6cd?OpenD...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 8 Delivered

Allow qualified names in like/likeds

Please allow to use qualified names in like/likeds keywords. It would really save many lines of code. Use Case: // Let's say we have such template DSDcl-Ds t_User Qualified Template; Login Char(10) ; Name Char(30); Surname Char(30); Dcl-Ds Address...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 8 Delivered

Number of elements in a compile time array (CTDATA) should be determined at compile time

It happens that I have to use compile time arrays in programs. And every time I have to define the array with a fixed number of entries and have to remember to modify it if I add or remove an element in the CTDATA part. I would like to have the po...
about 6 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 6 Delivered