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Consistent use for null values

Currently there are 3 distinct ways to check if a field is or is not null:1 - RPG uses %nullind()2 - SQLRPGLE use a positional numeric array (-1 or <> -1)3 - RPG triggers use a positional indicator (like) array ('0' - '1') Having a common ac...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 4 Future consideration

Add ptf compare between multiple systems to New Navigator

The old fat client navigator with the compass from the deprecated windows product had the ability to compare PTF's between multiple systems and propagate them.Please add this to the New Navigator. Use Case: I want to know what PTF's are on my test...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / System Management 5 Future consideration

New BIF to test Parameter Length

Please introduce a new BIF (%parmlen) to get the length of a parmeter defined using OPTIONS(*VARSIZE) Use Case: To get the length of a parameter passed by reference *VARSIZE i have to code to use CEEDOD (prototype, parameters and the call itself)....
about 3 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 Future consideration

Port .NET (Core) to IBM i via RPM

Now that Mono runs on IBM i (thanks to Calvin Buckley again!), it should be possible to port .NET Core, which is now the main .NET Framework, to IBM i without such a big effort. Use Case: Porting lots of .NET Server Applications to IBM i, using DB...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 2 Not under consideration

Clear /tmp directory

During an IPL the directory /tmp should be cleared just like the library QRPLOBJ is cleared. Currently a command is provided to do so, but it needs to be automated in the IPL Use Case: clrtmp command needs qshell, but in restricted state that is n...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 17 Not under consideration

Full NULL support

I'd like the ability to define and use the NULL attribute on any field, but in particular, I'd like to be able to pass *NULL as a sub-procedure parameter and have the sub-procedure return *NULL as needed. This will help deal with null-capable colu...
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 6 Not under consideration

LPEX Bracket matching

When editing sources which have expressions that contain multiple brackets it is often difficult to see which open and closing brackets match. Most other editors highlight the pair of matching brackets while navigating in the source, please provid...
about 3 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Not under consideration

Allow Save as New Example to replace existing Example

I often find the need to replace a custom SQL Example I created with corrected or improved SQL, however Save as New Example is the only option and if you attempt to save as an existing example you get an already exists message. Either change this ...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 3 Future consideration

Improve RSTAUT output and log

When restoring authorities it is often the case some cannot be restored. Checking exactly what hasn't been restored, is very time consuming. The RSTAUT command has no option for output to spool or file. The command should present the option to out...
about 5 years ago in IBM i / Save and Restore 7 Future consideration

Add subsystem support to SSHD attributes

In order to isolate SSH jobs in their own subsystem, you must use the instructions documented in this article: http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=nas8N1014744 However, this requires that you start the SSHD with the /QOpenSys/usr/sbin/ss...
about 5 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 3 Future consideration