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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...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 6 Not under consideration

Allow SND-MSG to send a message to a subfile message file.

Allow the SND-MSG command to send a message to a subfile message file. This would allow the developer to use SND-MSG to send a message to a subfile when an error is encountered in a validation routine. It could also be used to send a confirmation ...
11 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 9 Not under consideration

Add Object Exists Built-in Function to RPG IV

The ability to determine if a File, Data Area, User Space, Data Queue, etc. exist in simplified way becomes more and more important each day. RPG does not have the capability. We need a %EXISTS([<object-library>/]<object-name>[([file-m...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 4 Not under consideration

%CHAR(numeric) Should Also Support Non-Constant Precision and Scale Parms

Currently, %DEC and %DECH don't support non-constant precision and scale parms. If that is to remain as is, then it would be *very* helpful if at least %CHAR(numeric) would not only support precision and scale parms, but would also support them as...
almost 4 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 Not under consideration

Easier Access to Returned Data Structures

As far as I know, for procedures that return a data structure you always have to declare an auxiliary data structure to that the returned value has to be assigned. It would be a great help to be able to directly access the subfields of the returne...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 4 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!
almost 7 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 8 Not under consideration

DUMP opcode option to dump calling procedure

DUMP opcode currently only dumps the values for the process that issues the DUMP. If a service program is used to centralize error-handling, there is no way for the DUMP to be included in diagnostics because the dump will only include service prog...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 Not under consideration

Enhance %DEC / %INT / %FLOAT to recognize and accept negative values in a Zoned format

Currently, the %DEC and %INT BIFs do not recognize an ending character of "}"/"J"/.../"R" as representing a digit with a X'D' in the zone portion of the character. Thus, the character representation of a NEGATIVE number — as may be created by %EDI...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 Not under consideration

Better UTF-8 (1208) unicode support (XML, DDS, ...)

Many functions related to Unicode like XML-Into, DDS support, ... only work with CCSID 1200 and not with CCSID 1208 which is a much common data representation in our environments. Use Case: Many functions related to Unicode like XML-Into, DDS supp...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 6 Not under consideration

Functions for shift operations - logical, arithmetic and circular ( rotation ) shift

We have many different ways of manipulating bits in RPG via %bitand() %bitor() etc, but I'm missing shift operations on expressions like it is done with %bitand() and %bitor(). it could be a logical shift function %SHL() or %SHR() ( shift left / r...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 5 Not under consideration