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Add support for data structures in CLP

Provide the ability to declare data structures in the CLP language. Ideally both internally defined and externally defined (based on a physical file, like RPG). Something like ... DCLDS NAME(&DSNAME) DCL VAR(&SUB1) TYPE(*char) DCL VAR(&...
about 5 years ago in IBM i / Languages - CL (Control Language) 11 Not under consideration

Add filter options to match selection options of WRKSPLF

The filters in ACS Printer Output do not include several conditions that can be set using WRKSPLF. These include, in order of my priority and use, spooled file, and then form type. Print device is probably already handled by specifying OUTQ, and A...
about 5 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 7 Future consideration

RPG Regular Expression BIFS

Provide Built In Functions to facilitate testing string values against regular expressions without needing to compile the expression etc using APIs. This will make it easier for developers to make use of this technology. Use Case: Matches : if (%m...
about 5 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 Not under consideration

WRKUSRPRF - search for part of name in description

I would like to have the possibility in WRKUSRPRF to search for a given string in the description of the user profile. If the users for example have the name Jens Petersen or Peter Jensen then I would like to be able to find them searching with th...
about 5 years ago in IBM i / Languages - CL (Control Language) 8 Not under consideration

Add a job monitor function to Navigator for i.

System i Navigator was able to choose a job by a monitor function of the central management.but Navigator for i does not have it.SO I want you to add it to Navigator for i . Use Case: IBM i V7R2M0/V7R3MO
over 5 years ago in IBM i / System Management 6 Future consideration

Include select/omit criteria for logical files in outline view

Files used in RPG can be logical files that include select/omit criteria. In order to know what those are, I need to go elsewhere, such as DSPFD in a 5250 session. As of this date, the select/omit specification is not visible in the Schemas action...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 6 Future consideration

Resolve object references for embedded SQL at compile time

Product: Change Management Our change management application allows us to track changes, automate our deployment and development process, and perform impact analysis, all of which give us better controls and reduce risk in our software development...
about 6 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 5 Not under consideration

Call Command Parameter Logging in Job Log

When reviewing a job log to investigate an issue, if the user is running a CL program that calls another program with parameters, the call command is logged and a comment is added " /* The CALL command contains parameters */". It would be very use...
about 6 years ago in IBM i / Languages - CL (Control Language) 5 Not under consideration

RPG string templates

Modern applications are using strings more and more to provide data for documents and web applications. Strings can be constructed today but the syntax get the process very convoluted especially when strings folds over several lines and contains v...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 5 Not under consideration

New IBM i SQL Service to Retrieve Certificate Usage Information

Need a DB2 SQL Service equivalent to API : Retrieve Certificate Usage Information (QYCDRCUI, QycdRetrieveCertUsageInfo) Use Case: We already have the CERTIFICATE_INFO table function, this would allow to know the certificates used (by DCM applicati...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 4 Future consideration