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Change RPG compiler to require prototypes for exported procedures

With 7.1 the compiler was changed to not require prototypes for procedures of a RPG module. While that change is great for local procedures, it is really bad for exported procedures, because the compiler does not necessarily validate the prototype...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 15 Delivered

Trim trailing spaces on open of source

When source is opened, quite often there are trailing spaces. I would like for source to not have trailing spaces on open, just like it trims trailing spaces on save. Use Case: When I open a source and want to jump to the end of a line of code, I ...
almost 9 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 Delivered

DEBUG in RDI able to show data in UNICODE

AS said in, RDI debug can't show data in UNICODE. i'd like to see UNICODE (GRAPHIC) data in debug mode under RDI. Use Case: RPG program manipula...
about 6 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 8 Delivered

Filter Outline by Referenced/Unref

Provide a means to filter fields/procedures/prototypes/etc by whether or not the module uses them. Use Case: Sometimes I want to see, at a glance, the external procedures that are used a module. The module may have access to a 100 external procedu...
almost 13 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Delivered

SMB 2 (SMBv2) support needed in IBM i 7.1 and 7.2

Due to the recent release of the Server Message Block Version 1 (SMBv1) vulnerability (, we need SMB Version 2 (SMBv2) ported back to IBM i 7.1 and 7.2. Use Case:...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 8 Delivered

For RPG provide JSON support

Please provide JSON data support in RPG. Read JSON document from IFS or variable. Same methods as already there for XML data. Use Case: Gaining need for processing JSON documents.
about 8 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 7 Delivered

Eliminate QZSHSH, QP0ZSPWP/T Job Logs with "No Job Log"

When a user has their job set with a logging level to generate a job log (e.g., LOG(4 0 *SECLVL)), then uses QShell, there is a jog log generated for every QShell command, with the job log having a single message, CPF2523, "No job log information....
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 10 Delivered

Add Joblog Messaging Built-in Function to RPG IV

Need simplified methods for writing messages from RPG IV to the Joblog. To that end, we need built-in function that will:write to the joblog using Qp0zLprintf or similar. This built-in function should be named %JOBLOG.Send various message types (*...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 10 Delivered

IBM i NetServer Does Not Currently Support NTLMv2 Session Security

IBM i NetServer Does Not Currently Support NTLMv2 Session Securityref: Mapping netserver share with other cridential when Kerberos is configure is not possible. Disabling NTLM V2 will have...
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 9 Delivered

Nesting shortcuts (c-s-m & c-s-o)

The current function of the nesting shortcuts Ctrl-Shift-M and Ctrl-Shift-O will only work if the cursor is positioned on the IF/END or DO/ENDDO or SELECT/ENDSL statement. These two shortcuts should also allow positioning on the related ELSE or WH...
over 8 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 Delivered