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Languages - RPG

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For fully free RPG provide support for program described printer files

Provide support for program described printer files. Since in fully free RPG there is no support for output specification, please change the WRITE op-code to direct coutput to non external described printer files. The PRTCTL keyword for line spaci...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 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

Substring Operations for Numeric Columns/Fields

Have a built-in function (eg %SUBSTN) for substring operations on numeric columns/fields. The current %subst built-in function only operates on alpha fields. This would be very helpful to eliminate extra coding steps to convert a numeric number in...
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 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

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

possibility to specify what decimal character %char() should use

I'm missing the possibility to specify what decimal character should be used in %char() overriding the control specification DECEDIT keyword. The standard european character is comma instead of point. But sometimes when generating CSV or XML files...
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 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

Full NULL support

I'd like the ability to define and use the NULL attribute on any field, but in particular, I'd like to be able to pass *NULL as a sub-procedure parameter and have the sub-procedure return *NULL as needed. This will help deal with null-capable colu...
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 6 Not under consideration

eval-corr using a record format from a file

Many times I need to move the contents of the fields in a record into a data structure or vice versa. because that very often the fields from the file are defined in other data structures or referred to in the program it is not possible to use PRE...
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 4 Not under consideration

heredoc syntax for large literals

When developing SQLRPG programs, I frequently have to deal with large multiline literal strings for defining SQL statements. I have in fact exceeded the size limit of a string literal in the past. It would be nice to have a HEREDOC syntax for assi...
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 4 Not under consideration