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Languages - RPG

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Full NULL support

I'd like the ability to define and use the NULL attribute on any field, but in particular, I'd like to be able to pass *NULL as a sub-procedure parameter and have the sub-procedure return *NULL as needed. This will help deal with null-capable colu...
about 8 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 6 Not under consideration

eval-corr using a record format from a file

Many times I need to move the contents of the fields in a record into a data structure or vice versa. because that very often the fields from the file are defined in other data structures or referred to in the program it is not possible to use PRE...
about 8 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 4 Not under consideration

heredoc syntax for large literals

When developing SQLRPG programs, I frequently have to deal with large multiline literal strings for defining SQL statements. I have in fact exceeded the size limit of a string literal in the past. It would be nice to have a HEREDOC syntax for assi...
about 8 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 4 Not under consideration

Template fields generate erroneous RNF7031

I always clean up unused variables before program implementation and when I double click on the Error List tab in RDi after compiling a program, each template field is followed by "RNF7031: The name or indicator <field name> is not reference...
over 8 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 6 Is a defect

New Compiler Predefined Values for INCLUDE

It would be nice to have the library, file and member name of the source being compiled as predefined values for the INCLUDE or COPY compiler directives, like: *SRCLIB, *SRCFILE and *SRCMBR The format and rules for the directive would stay the sam...
over 8 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 9 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

New built-in function %RESET.

The %RESET built-in function can be used to query or set the reset value for a field. Use Case: IF %RESET(myField) <> myField;// myField has changedENDIF; // Assign new reset value at anytime.%RESET(myField1) = myField2;
over 8 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 6 Not under consideration

Option to suppress RNF7031 messages in F-specs

I always clean up any unused variables in a program before I implement it so other programmers won't be confused. As an aid to cleanup, I compile the program with RDp and then double click one of the messages in the error list so the messages are ...
almost 12 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 5 Future consideration