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Languages - RPG

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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 ...
about 7 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 Not under consideration

RPG: Procedure in procedure

Procedure in procedure is more natural than having to call a subrutine. That's just the way it goes :o) Use Case: Make subrutines unnecessary. Almost!
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 8 Not under consideration

Recursive program call static variables

With use of THREAD(*CONCURRENT) for "MRT" programs (recursive call'able) we are missing a new type of 'static' variables:Program level: 1) Static GLOBAL variables (Shared for ALL recursive call instances) – ok (default)2) GLOBAL variables (Unique ...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 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 7 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 Not under consideration

Upgrading the %XLATE bif

The third parameter of the %XLATE bif is the string to be translatedas per the manual: string = %XLATE(lo:up:'rpg dept'); The problem with this bif is that this string must be defined in the source code. But the the problem is that CCSID's for dif...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 6 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

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...
over 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...
over 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))
over 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...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 10 Not under consideration