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Allow %PROC BiF in the ON-EXIT

Allow the %PROC built in function to be used in the ON-EXIT group. That way if the subprocedure errors I can return the name of the subprocedure to whatever called it.
3 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 Future consideration

XML-INTO to have full UTF-8 support, or work as old time "MOVE" function and don't care of what the content is, just dump it into the receiving variable.

XML-INTO to have full UTF-8 support, or work as old time "MOVE" function and don't care of what the content is, just dump it into the receiving variable. example: incomingfile.xml encoded in UTF-8 should be parsed and a number of data should be st...
3 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Future consideration

Allow %right, %left, and %subdt to left of assignment operator =

%subst is allowed on the left of an assignment operator, in order to change a substring. It would be nice if %left, %right, and %subdt could do the same. Instead of: if (%len(%trimr(XREF)) > %len(F1XREF)); %subst(F1XREF:(%len(F1XREF) - 2)) = '....
4 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Future consideration

Allow path to hod files to be specified so open other will start in the required directory.

I have quite a few systems that I connect to using 5250 sessions and I use the tabbed option. When I click the + sign to start a new tab, which I have set to Start Other, the directory shown is where the last session was started from which commonl...
4 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 2 Not under consideration

Please add a prompt to run the setup functions again.

Today, we needed to add the IFS option onto a users screen. I could not find an option to allow me to do so. When we ran the install option, it simply ran the install with no prompts. Administrators on the IBM i are not always authorized to access...
4 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Functionality already exists

Please cross check how many installs of ACS there are on a PC

Today, I had a user that was given 5250 and print file access. They needed access to the IFS. They figured that they could add a button to the screen and that gave them access to the IFS without authority. I also found the desktop person had insta...
4 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Not under consideration

IBM i - Add ZStandard (ZSTD) to compression algorithms when saving and restoring with SAV* / RST* commands and BRMS

ZSTD can provide a high compression ratio with a low CPU usage. We could compress image catalog files (tape and udf) using ZSTD faster than GZIP or PIGZ, and using less CPU. This could improve backups to remote image catalogs, some VTLs (QuadStor ...
4 months ago in IBM i / Save and Restore 1 Not under consideration

in the IFS plugin option within ACS add option to duplicate a file or directory

we have the need to duplicate an IFS file in a directory. using the COPY/PASTE that is currently there does not work since it uses SAV/RST to a temp save file. there should be an option to either: - allow for renaming if you copy/paste to the same...
4 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 2 Future consideration

SYSTOOLS.READ_SPREADSHEET to be able to read xlsx files from SQL

It would be usefull to be able to read xlsx files from within RPG programs for importing data as a table function.
4 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Future consideration

Enable Application Runtime Expert to write status messages to a message queue

To help the uptake of Application Runtime Expert, I feel it would be very useful for it to be able to write verification checks (success/failures) to a user-definable message queue. This will help teams integrate ARE into their monitoring tool(s) ...
4 months ago in IBM i / System Management 1 Future consideration