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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

Return a boolean in IWS (Integrated WebService Server)

IWS does not support true/false booleans, so it cannot be used to generate JSON streams in RPG like this: {"success": true}Ideally, we should be able to declare an indicator in the RPG and have it translated to true / false (without quotes).Curren...
almost 4 years ago in IBM i / Web Serving 2 Future 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

Expand %XFOOT functionality to include subfields in DS array

I have the following DS / Arrays dcl-ds Order_Info_t qualified template; Order like(s1_order); Order_Pack_Qty like(s1_packqty); Order_Case_Qty like(s1_packqty); Order_Weight like(s1_weight);end-ds; dcl-ds Order_Summary qualified inz; Orders like(s...
about 5 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 Future consideration

IT department : Jose Carlos Alves

we need to change the MTU from 1500 to 1450 in our DR HMC ( external network) and also this HMC is connect internally and locally to a p770 p7+ (FSP2) in DR site and also to a 2x E870 production servers in production site (FSP2 ports), my be we ne...
over 6 years ago in Hardware Management Console 1 Future 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

Configuring IPG to be exclusive for Tape Storage Templates

Most of the Power customers follow the best practice of segregating Disk and Tape traffic onto separate VIOS FC ports. Although PowerVC currently allows for specifying an IPG on Tape storage template (CLI), this IPG can be used by other Storage Te...
11 months ago in PowerVC 1 Future consideration

Snap with anonymized data

For security reasons, it is becoming more and more complicated for the customer to provide SNAP to support teams when needed.Mainly because these files contain IP addresses, hostnames and binary files.In fact, in companies, customers have modified...
over 3 years ago in AIX 1 Future consideration

Argument for a built-in function can be the result of another built-in function

I would like that the argument for a built-in function can be the result of another built-in function. For example if I was going to emulate a varying length variable then I can only get the total length of the fixed length variable, not the lengt...
about 4 years ago in IBM i / Languages - CL (Control Language) 4 Future consideration