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Languages - RPG

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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

%Split should allow array index

Currently %Split returns an array, but it would be nice if it would allow a single index of the array to be returned directly by coding for example mystring = %Split(string: ':')(1); This avoids using a work array.
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 Not under consideration

Free form KLIST to allow same field in multiple KLIST

Allow Free Form version of KLIST with the same field in multiple key lists. For example displaying customer invoices I want to have a key list for Customer and Invoice # and another for Customer and Order Date and use the same field for customer i...
almost 4 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 10 Not under consideration

For RPG modify DSPLY operation code to use ILE Session Manager

Modifiy RPG operation code DSPLY to use the ILE Session Manager instead of the rather limitated program message screen. This screen allows to show only 57 bytes or so of text.It should be the same as in REXX or C. There is also possible to print t...
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 4 Not under consideration

Create BIF to move a numeric variable to character and retain leading zeros like the SQL DIGITS funtion

The existing way to move a numeric variable to a character variable and retain leading zeros is to use the %EDITC (with edit code of X) or %EDITW functions. This is a very cryptic way to accomplish the task and not at all intuitive. SQL has the DI...
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 Not under consideration

XML-INTO: Add new option to clear DS before loading

Add an option to XML-INTO that clears the DS before parsing the XML data into the DS. This option should work similarly to EVAL and other "assignment-type" functions.Data Structures are typically used to temporarily store XML data prior to taking ...
almost 7 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 Not under consideration

Enhance DCL-DS to emulate "i-Spec Member Format Identifier" in **free & /free

When using **free (or /free) RPG, there is nowhere to specify the use of i-specs within the particular program. Overall, I agree with this, as i-specs really shouldn't be used. However - there are times, because of the way a logical file has been ...
almost 5 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 5 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

Reade Record Locking

Enhance the reade operation to prevent unwanted record locks on records not associated with your application. Currently when performing a setll on a record that does not exists in the database, it will setll on the next record in sequence. If you ...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 Not under consideration

DETERMINISTIC for RPG Sub_Procs Needed

RPG Sub-Procedures: Add DETERMINISTIC feature to sub-procedures, just like DB2 SQL/PL for i has. This can greatly turbo-charge processing. make it work like the DETERMINISTIC keyword for stored procedures and UDF's. Use Case: Turbo charge processi...
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 Not under consideration