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Provide a "not-in" operator

Now that we have a conditional “in” operator, please provide a “not-in” operator, that can be used wherever “in” can, eg, with %lists, %ranges, arrays, etc. Currently, we need to code the awkward if not (Value in %list(x:y:...)); with not-in, this...
4 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 6 Not under consideration

%join() to catenate strings to one string

In Java there is the method join() to catenate strings into one string including a delimiter. I would like to have a function like this. For example%join( '/' : 'dir' : 'subdir' : 'file.txt')resulting in the string 'dir/subdir/file.txt' or if you ...
9 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Future consideration

declare multiple variables on the same line in RPG free

Please add the possibility to declare multiple variable of the the same type on the same line, taking advantage of "free" RPG form possibilities, similar to C or other languages. i.e. DCL-S i1, i2, i3, i4 INT(10); DCL-DS struct1, struct2, struct3 ...
27 days ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Not under consideration

Provide a ?not in? operator.

Now that we have a conditional “in” operator, please provide a “not in” operator, that can be used wherever “in” can, eg, with %lists, %ranges, arrays, etc. Use Case: Currently, to check if the value of a field is not in a list (or range, etc), we...
11 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 Not under consideration

Allow duplicate CTL-OPT keywords.

In the RFE https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/rfe/execute?use_case=viewRfe&CR_ID=153870I raised an idea of overriding the values of the control specification using /SET.Barbara Morris asked me to raise it in a separate RFE. This is hereby done...
6 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 7 Future consideration

Add Case Conversion to RPG Subprocedure Parameters

Add support to automatically convert Subprocedure Parameters to Upper or Lower case using OPTION(*UPPER) or OPTION(*LOWER) keywords on the parameter definition. Obviously, this would be for CHAR, VARCHAR parameters that are also CONST or VALUE. It...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 10 Future consideration

Add %FKEY Built-in Function to RPG IV

In RPG IV when working with Screens, we see programmers using *INKx response indicators, *INxx regular indicators, and the WSDS Pos(369) to determine which Fn key was pressed.RPG needs a built-in function, %FKEY() that allows users to test which k...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 14 Not under consideration

Dynamic Strings in RPG

Have the ability to declare a character very similar to how we declare a string in Java without having to give it a length. Use Case: In Java to declare a string its just String mytext; In RPG I would like to declare a char as dcl-s myText char; M...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 11 Future consideration

Allow Standalone Field Declarations to Reference Subfields of Nested DS Arrays

Declaring a standalone field with a reference field (keyword: LIKE) should work if the referenced field is a subfield of a data structure array in a nested data structure. Use Case: dcl-ds DS_A qualified template; dcl-ds DS_Arr_B dim(10); field1 v...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 5 Not under consideration

Enhancement to SELECT

Currently there is no difference between a SELECT ... ENDSL block and an IF ... ELSEIF ... ENDIF block. I am not real sure why both are in the language. However, if the SELECT block had a "switched" format like the SWITCH block in C, that would be...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 11 Future consideration