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Languages - RPG

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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

Don't incl Hidden fields on DS defined based on external name

When a data structure is defined based on a table with hidden fields the compiler shouldn't include hidden fields in the structure. Now option available to exclude these on the definition Use Case: When defining a data structure based on an table ...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 4 Future consideration

DECFLOAT datatype in RPG

With the arrival of the DECFLOAT datatype in Db2, it make sense to ba able to have a native representation in RPG of this datatype. The DECFLOAT gives a precise magnitude of the number where FLOAT only carries the value in an integer and therefor ...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 9 Future consideration

Large XML File Support for RPG

Our company processes XML files larger than 2GB on a regular basis, and we are currently unable to (easily) use RPG to parse these files beyond the 2147483408 character limit. Use Case: Enabling the RPG XML-SAX or XML-INTO operation codes to handl...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 4 Future consideration

Support JSONPARSE without "root" object

Allow the IBM supplied JSONPARSE parser to parse a JSON object without a name. Use Case: Example, JSONString containing; { "name": "this is my name", "age": "50"} … fails with RNX0356, reason code 1 when using the code; Dcl-DS myDS Qualified; name...
almost 5 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 Not under consideration

Possibility to specify a compare procedure for SORTA and %LOOKUPxx

I would like to have the possibility to specify a compare procedure for SORTA and %LOOKUPxx in the way we are doing with the qsort and bsearchIt would make both instructions much more flexible. The pointer to the compare procedure should be added ...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 5 Future consideration

Allow data structures to be extended or decorated

RPG currently allows us to define a data structure with the same layout another with the LIKEDS keyword. It would be useful to be able to use a similar keyword to define the basic structure, but also to extend the data structure and add additional...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Future consideration

Update RPG compiler to define variables using a means like REFFLD() in DDS

In DDS you can use REFFLD() keyword to define a field just like an external table field. Please enhance this for individual fields in RPG so that we do not need to add a template table or DS just to define program variables like the database. Use ...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 4 Future consideration

Time format *HM for RPG and DDS

We have fields in date and time format and they work excellent. When converting the time field to or from a numeric field, I'm missing the format *HM. As it is now we can convert a field using the format *HMS. Many times seconds are not nescessary...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 6 Not under consideration

Case sensitive RPG

Provide a control option to maken RPG case sensitive (procedure names, variables, …) so that enforcing programming standards becomes more easy. Use Case: I'm not requesting that variable "A" and "a" are two different variables , but rather that th...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 7 Future consideration