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Languages - RPG

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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...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 14 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...
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 Not under 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 3 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 5 Not under consideration

%SCANRPL to replace only *FIRST or *LAST occurence

%SCANRPL is a nice and usefull function but sometimes we need to limit the replacement to the first or the last occurence. Use Case: When we use long varying strings with placeholders some of them are repeated and we cannot use %SCANRPL.
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 5 Not under consideration

Native CLOB and BLOB in RPG

CLOB and BLOB fields as dynamic size dependent on actual datasize. It would be appreciated that RPG could support these datatypes native in RPG and used exactly like varchar with out any explicit size Use Case: CLOB and BLOB is implemented as a st...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 Not under consideration

Allow multiple definitions in a Dcl-s statement

A very usefull future I found in other languages is multiple variable definition in one line of code: Dcl-s a b c int(10); is clearly faster and shorter than: Dcl-s a int(10);Dcl-s b int(10);Dcl-s c int(10); Use Case: nd
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 6 Not under consideration

Handle %split like an array

%split is a great new feature for us, but it can be a bit tricky to handle. In order to access the second element, we need to first put the element in an array. It would be interesting if we could access the element like an array, such as in the f...
11 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Not under consideration

Enhance %char %BIF to add %EDITC functionality %CHAR(mynumber:*NOZEROSUPPRES|*ZEROSUPPRESS)

If we have a numeric field and want to put it in a CHAR field it will show the leading zeros: Assuming myNumber is 7,0 numeric and myAlpha is 7 alpha >> myAlpha = %char(myNumber); myAlpha = '123____' to keep the leading zeros we have to use ...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 Not under consideration

Simple RPG BIF to submit a process in batch.

We have to build the complete sbmjob command string to run a process in batch from RPG. My suggestion (original idea from Golang goroutines) is to use a simple BIF that will accept a process name and parameters as input, submit the process in batc...
6 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 Not under consideration

Named constant *SRCCCSID for current source CCSID

Moving files from QRPGLESRC to IFS and around in international environment can cause some challenges for CCSID. However procedures can be written to be aware of this issue and be language (ccsid) neutral by passing the ccsid of the source file con...
8 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 6 Not under consideration