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Languages - RPG

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Allow SND-MSG to send a message to a subfile message file.

Allow the SND-MSG command to send a message to a subfile message file. This would allow the developer to use SND-MSG to send a message to a subfile when an error is encountered in a validation routine. It could also be used to send a confirmation ...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 9 Not under consideration

Extend PCML to optionally include private (ie not exported) procedures

Breaking this part out from https://ibm-power-systems.ideas.ibm.com/ideas/IBMI-I-3437 Please add an option to include private functions/procedures in generated PCML with a tag indicating this. This part would primarily be used to generate document...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Future consideration

Update RPG compiler to optionally include PCML comments in the module based PCML

Breaking out this part from https://ibm-power-systems.ideas.ibm.com/ideas/IBMI-I-3437 Please update the RPG compiler to have the ability to include any comments or other information included in the IFS PCML into the module based PCML. This would w...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Future consideration

Improve PCML to allow non-integer return variables and SQL service to retrieve PCML

Please update PCML to allow any return variable or parameter that RPG natively supports and add a SQL service to pull PCML from the object. This was mentioned in a comment for IBMI-I-2812 but I thought it warranted it's own request. The PGMINFO co...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 Future consideration

STRDBG can not show values of variables based on pointer given as parameter

It's not possible to show the value of variables which based on a pointer given as parameter in STRDGB. If you try to display "pTest" with F11 of the following example you get : EVAL pTest PTEST.V1 = '**********'PTEST.V2 = '**********' Example : d...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 7 Future consideration

Functions for shift operations - logical, arithmetic and circular ( rotation ) shift

We have many different ways of manipulating bits in RPG via %bitand() %bitor() etc, but I'm missing shift operations on expressions like it is done with %bitand() and %bitor(). it could be a logical shift function %SHL() or %SHR() ( shift left / r...
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 5 Not under consideration

Compiler directive /SET should temporarily set a new default value for DECEDIT

Recently the compiler directives /SET and /RESTORE were introduced. It can be used to temporarily set a new default values for CCSID, DATFMT and TIMFMT.I would like that this also was possible for DECEDIT ( and perhaps DATEDIT ). Use Case: In XML ...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 4 Future consideration

Enable Retrieval of SQL constraint violation error information in RPG program

Current RPG support requires programmers to use IBM i APIs plus considerable coding to determine what constraint has caused an error. For example, when using an SQL insert on table, where a check or foreign key constraint is used, a violation of t...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 Not under consideration

Allow %KDS to be used for comparison

I would like to have the possibility to use the %KDS function in a compare situation. something like if %kds(MyFileRecKey : 2) <> %kds(MyFileRecKeyOld : 2); break2 = '1';endif; This would make it easier to test for "levelbreaks" when reading...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 Not under consideration

Allow Unabbreviated RPG Freeform Data Type Keywords

Please change the SQL precompiler, RPG compiler, and Rational Developer for i to also recognize and allow the unabbreviated forms of the RPG freeform data type keywords. Use Case: For example, ucs2 is fine as it is. But, allow: integer for intindi...
about 7 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 Not under consideration