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Languages - RPG

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Multiple keywords per source line

This has been most likely submitted before:to be able to use more than one keyword per source line like in the example below Use Case: For i=1 to 10; ExecMyProc(i); EndFor;
about 7 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 Not under consideration

Declare variables and call procedures directly on the declare

Today if we want to call a procedure that has a return value, we have to declare the variable, data structure etc and then call the procedure like this: dcl-s eligiblefreight packed( 11 : 3 ); eligiblefreight = rlsitm_getEligibleFreight( batch ); ...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 Not under consideration

H spec keywords MAIN & NOMAIN

When creating a program with many modules we specify H NOMAIN for modules other than Main module (and, we don’t have to specify H MAIN for main module). In fact, the reverse could be better - specifying H MAIN (mandatorily) for the main module and...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Not under consideration

Read pointer to a LOB

We want to be able to read data in a lob from RPG using a pointer. The same way as we can work on data in a userspace through a pointer.This is actually an old request, but since we are using more and more LOB columns the need for doing this in a ...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 5 Not under consideration

Divide the RPG manual into a fixed format and a free format version

For many years the RPG manual have described both the fixed format and the free format. As the years has passed the free format version of RPG has been more and more enhanced where the fixed format is more "steady". Now I feel that the manual is g...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 4 Not under consideration

RPGLE KLIST Field global local

iSeriesRPGLE Compiler When parameters for a procedure are named exactly like the KEY fields of the databasefile and the KEYLIST is global defined a CHAIN, READ ect. do not find a match.The compiler give a warning, but the number is *RNF7031. That ...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 Future consideration

Enhance the POS keyword to support a location of *NEXT similar to OVERLAY.

The OVERLAY keyword is required when its "field" parameter is the data structure name. However OVERLAY does not allow *NEXT for the position of that field, a hard-coded value must be specified otherwise it defaults to 1. The POS keyword support ov...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 4 Not under consideration

New control specification - Merge Default - MRGDFT

I'm missing an option in the control-specification statements so I can specify an option and then tell the compiler that it should merge the defaults in the data areas RPGLEHSPEC or DFTLEHSPEC. It could be MRGDFT(*YES) and MRGDFT(*NO) Use Case: No...
almost 7 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 Not under consideration

New keyword OVR in DCL-F.

In stead of OVR command before OPEN it would be usefull set an RPG field with OVR command. Use Case: DCL-F qSysPrt PRINTER OVR(myOvrCmd);DCL-S myOvrCmd VARCHAR(255);myOvrCmd = 'OUTQ(' + myOutQ + ') HOLD(*YES) SAVE(*YES)';OPEN qSysPrt;
over 8 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 5 Not under consideration

add the ability to specify scope of static variable in RPGLE sub-procedure

Request to allow developer to specify the scope of static variable in RPGLE sub-procedure. Currently, static variable has an Activation Group scope. I would like to request adding a parameter to the static keyword that will allow developer to spec...
about 4 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 Not under consideration