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Languages - RPG

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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

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

Allow array index to start from zero instead of 1

I would like to have the possibility to specify that the index of an array starts from zero instead of 1. Many times I have to code something like thiseval myArray(x+1) = 1234where x can have the value zero. If it was possible to specify that the ...
over 4 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

Create shortcut for eval(h) so user doesn't need to type in eval(h)

When performing calculations where we want to round-up, instead of typing Result = (Factor1 - Factor2) * Factor3; we need to type eval(h) Result = (Factor1 - Factor2) * Factor3; It would be nice if that could be simplified to Result(h) = (Factor1 ...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 4 Not under 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...
over 4 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...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 Not under consideration

Allow 3rd parameter of %subst() to exceed length of string

Currently, if I use something like this: DNKYWD = %subst(NARR: 1: 10); when NARR is defined in the procedure interface like this: NARR Varchar(32740) const options(*varsize); I don't know how long NARR really is unless I check it. This causes an i...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 Not under consideration

RPG Regular Expression BIFS

Provide Built In Functions to facilitate testing string values against regular expressions without needing to compile the expression etc using APIs. This will make it easier for developers to make use of this technology. Use Case: Matches : if (%m...
almost 5 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 Not under consideration

Enhance DCL-DS to emulate "i-Spec Member Format Identifier" in **free & /free

When using **free (or /free) RPG, there is nowhere to specify the use of i-specs within the particular program. Overall, I agree with this, as i-specs really shouldn't be used. However - there are times, because of the way a logical file has been ...
about 5 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 5 Not under consideration