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Languages - RPG

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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...
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 4 Not under consideration

Local scope parameter for dow / dou ( perhaps for-each)

I don't expect that RPG will support lambda functions, nor iterators, however it will be easy for users to implement this kind of functionality if a local scopeed loop parameter could be provided by RPG to a user procedure. This will provide a bet...
12 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 7 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...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 Not under consideration

RETURN value from REXX Procedure to RPG/ILE via Prototype

I see the QREXX API and I know about the QREXQ API, but these are cumbersome to use when all you're looking for is a single RETURNed value from REXX. It would really be helpful if RPG/ILE would support a REXX-specific prototype, similar to the JAV...
almost 5 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 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 ...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 9 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...
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 5 Not under consideration

Enable Retrieval of SQL constraint violation error information in RPG program

Current RPG support requires programmers to use IBM i APIs plus considerable coding to determine what constraint has caused an error. For example, when using an SQL insert on table, where a check or foreign key constraint is used, a violation of t...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 Not under consideration

Allow %KDS to be used for comparison

I would like to have the possibility to use the %KDS function in a compare situation. something like if %kds(MyFileRecKey : 2) <> %kds(MyFileRecKeyOld : 2); break2 = '1';endif; This would make it easier to test for "levelbreaks" when reading...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 Not under consideration

Allow Unabbreviated RPG Freeform Data Type Keywords

Please change the SQL precompiler, RPG compiler, and Rational Developer for i to also recognize and allow the unabbreviated forms of the RPG freeform data type keywords. Use Case: For example, ucs2 is fine as it is. But, allow: integer for intindi...
about 7 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 Not under consideration

Coding free format line should be possible from column 8 to end of line

If you can use fully free format (**free) then the free-form statements can appear between column 1 and the end of the line. Otherwise, the source is column-limited, and a free-form statement is coded in columns 8-80. I would like this limitation ...
almost 4 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 6 Not under consideration