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Languages - RPG

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Allow to define a data structure based on a SQL table function

When declaring a data structure, allow using the keyword extname to read the fields defined in the RETURNS TABLE block of an UDF. dcl-ds genericDsTemplate extname('MYLIB/MY_SQL_TF':*output) qualified template alias end-ds; That would guaranty a 10...
about 24 hours ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 0 Submitted

add a %round built-in function

While %inth and %dech exist, they only allow for half up rounding and don’t have an option to round to a negative number of decimal places (e.g. 123 => 120). The %dech built-in is kind of awkward because you always must specify the size and pre...
23 days ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Future consideration

Allow %PROC BiF in the ON-EXIT

Allow the %PROC built in function to be used in the ON-EXIT group. That way if the subprocedure errors I can return the name of the subprocedure to whatever called it.
4 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 Future consideration

For a procedure returning a varchar, writing "return *blank;" should be the same as writing "return '';"

Writing: dcl-s result varchar(500); dcl-proc GetErrorMessage; dcl-pi *n varchar(500); end-pi; return *blank;end-proc; result = GetErrorMessage(); //=> result = '[500 times space character]' is not the same as writing: dcl-s result varchar(500);...
11 days ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 0 Submitted

Allow to initialize arrays using %list

Allow for arrays to be initialized using %list command, for example: dcl-s allowedValues int(10) dim(4) inz(%list(1:2:3:4)); Plus error checking when initial value exceeds array size etc.
about 1 month ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Future consideration

Add an argument to %Scan to calculate and return occurrences of the search-arg

Objective: To have an argument in %Scan that returns the total number of occurrences of the search argument in the search string. for example... string = 'hello world' count of 'o' = 2 Below is a suggestive implementation using a hypothetical rese...
15 days ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Submitted

Possibility for %lookup to search more than one field of a structure.

In data structures, lookup using %lookup is fantastic. But it would be interesting to add the possibility of searching on two or more fields: structure(1).field1 = 'A'; structure(1).field2 = 123; structure(1).field..... structure(2).field1 = 'B'; ...
5 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 Future consideration

options(*exact) indicator should accept *on and *off

Declaring an indicator on a procedure parameter using options(*exact) restricts calling processes to passing in '1' and '0' literal strings. I think this should accept the special values *on and *off. This currently does not compile. I believe the...
2 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Is a defect

New op-code RCV-MSG or enhancement of ON-EXCP/ON-EXIT

When sending an escape message with SND-MSG it is easy to catch that exception with MONITOR and ON-EXCP. But to receive the message (especially the message data), remove the message from the job log or re-send the message up the call stack, we sti...
4 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 Not under consideration

Allow %right, %left, and %subdt to left of assignment operator =

%subst is allowed on the left of an assignment operator, in order to change a substring. It would be nice if %left, %right, and %subdt could do the same. Instead of: if (%len(%trimr(XREF)) > %len(F1XREF)); %subst(F1XREF:(%len(F1XREF) - 2)) = '....
4 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Future consideration