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Native CLOB and BLOB in RPG

CLOB and BLOB fields as dynamic size dependent on actual datasize. It would be appreciated that RPG could support these datatypes native in RPG and used exactly like varchar with out any explicit size Use Case: CLOB and BLOB is implemented as a st...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 Not under consideration

Allow multiple definitions in a Dcl-s statement

A very usefull future I found in other languages is multiple variable definition in one line of code: Dcl-s a b c int(10); is clearly faster and shorter than: Dcl-s a int(10);Dcl-s b int(10);Dcl-s c int(10); Use Case: nd
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 6 Not under consideration

IFS: Add attribute that objects created in that directory use the authority of the parent.

In the QSYS.LIB file system I can runCHGLIB LIB(MYLIB) CRTAUT(MYAUTL)and now any new object created in that library will have the authority as per the authorization list MYAUTL.I am looking for something similar for the IFS.For example, if I creat...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 2 Not under consideration

Enable Shared Processor Pool within PEP 2.0

In the current implementation of PEP 2.0, the processor resources available in operation are composed of the respective Base Activations per machine and the additional credits. The limit of the usable resources corresponds to the total installed p...
over 1 year ago in PowerVM 1 Not under consideration

Exit Point QIBM_QDB_OPEN split

In the operating system there is one entry point DBOPEN Format DBOP0100 that takes care of database access. This is a really powerful exit point, because if activated it shows every access to a file. But on the other side is this exact the biggest...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 12 Not under consideration

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

Introduce "generic" full & easily machine parsable output for AIX commands

Command part of "list" category (lsvg, lslv, lssyscfg, lsdev, lsattr, ....) provide the entry point to capture configuration of AIX OS.Allowing all theses kind of commands to provide "full & easily machine parsable output" using flag (like alr...
over 4 years ago in AIX 5 Not under consideration

Debugging in RDi should require only one step over EXEC SQL statements

It would ease debugging if we could compile programs with compile option DBGVIEW(*NOSQLSRC) No SQL source. This would skip over all embedded sql statements but still would allow them to run. Use Case: This saves time when you are debugging program...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 10 Not under consideration

520 Byte Sector Storage Support on EXP24SX

EXP24SX expansion unit should support 520 byte sector storage devices (both HDD and SSD) for IBM i. Only 4K byte storage is currently supported, but sales team needs to pay special attention to its performance, which may spoil their productivity. ...
about 7 years ago in IBM i / Hardware 3 Not under consideration

SSL/TLS support for SET_SERVER_SBS_ROUTING

We have a number of customers within our Managed Service offering, all of which are using ODBC/JDBC connectivity. To enable us to manage these connections we are adopting the use of SET_SERVER_SBS_ROUTING to route users into different subsystems. ...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / System Management 1 Not under consideration