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String interpolation for RPG

Add string interpolation support so variables can be inserted into string literals without having to use concatenation with + symbols and multiple literals. For example:apples = 4bananas = 3print(f"I have {apples} apples and {bananas} bananas") Us...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 11 Not under consideration

ACS - Run SQL Scripts disable "insert from examples" for selected users

We have been using Access Client Solutions for several years. Mainly the 5250 sessions are used by our users, but there are also selected power users who are authorized to use the function "Run SQL Scripts".For this users it is also possible to us...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 4 Not under consideration

Authorization list or similar for User Profiles / Function Usage for Role Swapping

When you need to swap profiles from one "Application user" to the "real user" (for example if you are running web services), the application user must have *Use privilegies for the user profile. If you need to give permission to a user to several ...
6 months ago in IBM i / Security 2 Not under consideration

Port Go Language

Port the Go language(n1) to IBM i PASE. n1 - https://golang.org/ Use Case: Finding that the Go language is becoming more popular and that some (popular) tooling is being built with it(n2,n3). Commentary from Kevin Adler: http://bit.ly/golang-twitt...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 14 Not under consideration

Enable RPG compiler to take DSPF and PRTF definition from open format like XML/JSON

RPG is the main programming language used on the IBM i platform. It is well integrated with DB2, it is ILE, open with Open Access and has been modernized. It could be a first citizen language for cloud app but there is an obstacle to leveraging it...
about 7 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 12 Not under consideration

Port Docker to 5733OPS

Docker is a container platform that allows to deploy self-sufficient applications and services. It allows to build agile software delivery pipelines to ship new features faster, more securely and with confidence. Use Case: It would be great to be ...
almost 7 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 6 Not under consideration

Provide for passing of variables to CL commands.

There is a huge need to be able to pass variables to CL commands in a SQL script in RSS. This is the statements in error: CL:DPOBJLIB/FLT855KTST ORDER(oprutllib.MacPac_SO); CL:DPOBJLIB/FLT855KTST ORDER( 659239 ); -- generate a spreadsheeet I am un...
about 1 month ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Not under consideration

When creating printer session in ACS have iASP as an option.

Having the iASP in the writer job when session is started via ACS allows reports with overlays in iASP to print using the overlay.
about 1 month ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Not under consideration

Run CL command on several systems using 5250 sessions

In large IBMi shared environment it would be good to have possibility to run the same CL command in the same time on MORE than one 5250 session in ACS. Running the same command on several system one by one (for checking purposes or comparing) is r...
2 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 3 Not under consideration

Integrate SQL Object Name into IBM i Object Description

More and more IBM i object types are being utilized by the SQL environment on IBM i. However, "the database" is supposed to be Integrated, not an add-on on this platform. Therefore when an IBM i object is repurposed as an SQL Object and a LONG nam...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 6 Not under consideration