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Languages - RPG

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RPG File Description Keywords SFLPAG and SFLSIZ

I'm missing 2 File Description Keywords, SFLPAG and SFLSIZ.They should return the values from the subfile control record in a WORKSTN file. Today we are hardcoding the values in the programs and have to remenber to change them if we change the sub...
about 7 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 4 Not under consideration

BUG 2040 is approaching and it's DUE!

Starting from YEAR 2040 6 digit dates will crash the program or give invalid results! If IBM wants the users to stop using 6digit dates, then it should be a compiler option, to make sure that such code that will crash or give invalid results after...
about 7 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 8 Not under consideration

Allow to sort a subfile as simple as sorting an Array DS

I have written numerous programs to sort subfiles, but if RPG implemetns it it would save code, standarize the code, and make the use of RPG more of a pleasure. Use Case: SORTSFL (mysfl:mycolumn1(*ASC);mycolumn2(*DESC))
about 7 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 8 Not under consideration

New RPG figurative constant *CLEAR.

The new figurative constant *CLEAR assumes his value by the field type. For example, with a character field the value is *BLANK, with a numeric field the value is *ZERO, with an indicator the value is *OFF and so on. In other words, *CLEAR has the...
about 7 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 10 Not under consideration

Allow to execute Commands directly from RPG without the QCMDEXC interface

Similar to EXEC SQL, to do EXEC CMD or EXEC CL. Variables will be in the format &var1 like in CLP or :var1 like in SQL. Use Case: EXEC CMD CPYF FROMFILE(FromFile) TOFILE(QTEMP/Myfile) INCREL((*IF COLUMN1 *EQ &var1)) RTVSYSVAL SYSVAL(QSRLNB...
about 7 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 4 Not under consideration

Provide namespace for exports

As IBM increasingly embraces open source, and third party libraries, it is important to be able to distinguish between like named procedures from different libraries. Please provide a way to namespace service program imports and exports to improve...
about 7 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 8 Not under consideration

Allow qualified values within Dim( ) keyword in ILE RPG

In moving towards more modular development, we're attempting to move our program set up values to a data structure however the DIM keyword doesn't allow qualified variable names. Use Case: Define a data structure:SetupEntries Ds Inz Qualified MaxE...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 Not under consideration

RPG compiler bad behaviour with *VARSIZE and litterals

when a prototype declare size 1 option(*varsize),when the program uses the prototyped call passing a litteral parameter, even if the litteral is long, the compiler has no care of *VARSIZE, and truncates the litteral at size 1.the result is a memor...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 Not under consideration

Enable compilation of full free-form RPG to 6.1 from 7.1/7.2

ILE RPG compilers on 7.1 and 7.2 should support compiling full free-form RPG when a target release of 6.1/V6R1M0 is specified. Use Case: Many companies are running IBM i systems that predate 7.1. 6.1 still has a relatively large install base. Allo...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 Not under consideration

Same name for RPG built-in Functions and SQL functions.

I don't understand why some functions present in RPG and SQL have different name. For example, %TRIMR and RTRIM, %TRIML and LTRIM, %SUBST and SUBSTR. Please, create an RPG alias equal to SQL name. Use Case: Every time I use thats built-in function...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 Not under consideration