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Add New BIF's %right() and %left()

While %left(str: int) can be done with a %subst(str: 1: int), %right(str: int) is not so straight forward. %right(str: int) must be written as %subst(str: %len(%trimr(str)) - (int - 1)) This is far less readable. Please add convenience BIF's %left...
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 14 Delivered

Live Update of Content Assist

In RDP 8.5, we received live outline refresh, which is great. However for me, I always associated the outline with content assist. Except the content assist does not have visibility of the live outline data until a manual refresh is done I am told...
almost 12 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 14 Delivered

Allow a BIF that checks to see if a parameter is passed

Please introduce a new BIF that will indicate if a parameter has been passed with actual data, as opposed to not passed or passed with *OMIT. Use Case: To check to see if a parameter defined as OPTIONS(*NOPASS) or ...*OMIT) was passed with data, I...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 11 Delivered

Autosave Run SQL Scripts

A feature of some code editors (i.e. VSCode, SublimeText3) is the ability to restart the app and have it retain unsaved files and/or editor windows (code that is in an editor window but hasn't yet been saved to a file). This is a nice feature for ...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 16 Delivered

ACS Update button to update the software

The check for updates feature is great. What would be great is if you had a button that would automatically update ACS. Having to go to the download site, log in, accept the license agreement, then download, then unzip, then overwrite the director...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 9 Delivered

Allow expressions in CL CALL and CALLPRC commands

Allow expressions to be used in the PARM parameter of the CALL and CALLPRC commands. This would eliminate the need to declare single-use variables to serve as parameters. Use Case: Instead of this: dcl &Limit *char (9) dcl &CODate *char (6...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Languages - CL (Control Language) 3 Delivered

IBM i ACS Run SQL Intellisense functionality

Customers keep using WINSQL instead of IBM i ACS Run SQL scripts, because what Microsoft WINSQL offers them outperforms IBM i ACS Run SQL scripts functionality. With one big exception, WINSQL does not have the cancel option. Use Case: In the SQL s...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 7 Delivered

%int() and %dec()does not allow blank character string

If I use a character string that only contain spaces or a variable character string with length=0 then %int() and %dec() returns with an escape message RNX0105 - "A character representation of a numeric value is in error.". I have studied the manu...
almost 7 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 7 Delivered

Allows messages to be changed in 5250 emulator dialog boxes

When you launch the 5250 emulator from the IBM i Access Client Solutions component (version 1.1.4), and enter a user profile and password in the Windows box, if the user profile and/or the password is incorrect, a Windows dialog box is displayed a...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 9 Delivered

Allow IFS as source for compiler source files

Provide the ability to compile all object types for the IBM i from IFS based source files. Then allow the git interfaces to push the source files from the IFS to a GIT repository. Use Case: When developing applications I cannot use the IFS to stor...
about 8 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 7 Delivered