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Add a BREAK on EXCEPTION to STRDBG environment

When debugging an exception error that can cause the debugged program to end is sometime encountered. However if no breakpoint is established at that stmt, the program just ends. This is most notable in RPG IV and compiled SQL/PL. Add a "Pause on ...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 3 Future consideration

BRMS to ignore some non-critical errors when saving spools

BRMS does stop save procedure in some cases of non-cricital errors like saving QUSRSYS with some spool files damaged. It would be preferrable to have BRMS by default ignore the errors, post more detailed information into DSPLOGBRM and continue sav...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / BRMS 5 Not under consideration

Allow SQL Precompiler to handle longer names of fields

It must be possible to use long names of fields/attributes defined in qualified data structures when building applications using modern free format RPG with embedded SQL. Use Case: When using names for fields/attributes defined in qualified data s...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 8 Future consideration

Expand 16773104 limit (RNF0376) within data structures

With nested data structures, especially those involving multi-dimensional arrays, it is very easy to exceed the 16773104 limit. Would be nice if this limit could be expanded. For backwards compatibility, if required, could perhaps use a compiler k...
almost 4 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 5 Future consideration

IBM i Service to list Netserver Share and Sessions

Currently, there is no way to list from an IBM i command line the Netserver Share or Session details. An IBM i Service to list these details would make like a lot easier. I accept that the Go Nets menu is an alternative to this but it has signific...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 7 Future consideration

SAVLIB / RSTLIB - Guarantee that all type external procedures are saved and restored

Our company does SAVLIB backups of production libraries for last resort recovery and development environment restoration. There is a hole in this process that is recognized in "External Procedures, Triggers, and User-Defined Functions on IBM DB2 f...
about 5 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 7 Future consideration

Provide encapsulation in RPG

Provide encapsulation to RPG so we don't need to mimic it via pointers and get easier to read coding. Currently I'm writing; pObject = MyCreate();MysetValue(pObject: 'attr': 'value');MydoSomething(pObject);MyDestroy(pObject); ... which would be ea...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 6 Not under consideration

Allow modification of Wizard templates and include substitution variables

The Java, D-Spec and Procedure Wizards uses a standardized layout with no option to modify it. We need the ability to modify the template to meet shop standards. Ideally the templates should work the same way as regular templates or snippets with ...
about 6 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Future consideration

Configurable auto-formatting of own procedures

The current code formatter only indents known RPG statements like If, Do, Select, ... but doesn't recognize custom written procedures that benefit from proper indentation as well. The result is that these are now aligned so that their indentation ...
about 6 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 6 Future consideration

WRKACTJOB - add a filter by Status

On our system, we frequently have thousands of jobs running. While we can sort by status, it would be very nice to be able to filter by status so we do not have to scroll across dozens of pages to get to the status we want to isolate, and also wou...
about 7 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 4 Not under consideration