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IBM i

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Allow SND-MSG to use %target( *PGMBDY: 0 )

It just makes things so much easier. Supporting *PGMBDY allows *ESCAPE messages to be sent directly to the calling executable (terminating the sending program) from any procedure in a program. Only offering *CALLER forces one to attempt to count t...
9 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 Delivered
126 VOTE

New built-in function %SPLIT.

The new built-in function %SPLIT can be used to extract an array of elements from a source string. Use Case: DCL-S myArray VARCHAR(255) DIM(255);DCL-S myString VARCHAR(32767) INZ('a;b;c');DCL-C MY_SEPARATOR ';'; myArray = %SPLIT(myString : MY_SEPA...
almost 7 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 20 Delivered
137 VOTE

Enhance the interface for Run SQL Script in IBM i ACS

I would like to see the Run SQL Script interface support "." dot prompting for columns with descriptions, types and length. For example when typing in a select statement the user would use an alias such as:"Select a.column from mytable a"Once the ...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 8 Delivered

Allow a BIF that checks to see if a parameter is passed

Please introduce a new BIF that will indicate if a parameter has been passed with actual data, as opposed to not passed or passed with *OMIT. Use Case: To check to see if a parameter defined as OPTIONS(*NOPASS) or ...*OMIT) was passed with data, I...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 11 Delivered

Improve the formatting of free form SQL

It would be a good idea to improve the formatting of the free form SQL.This is the result of the formatting performed by RDi: exec sql select * into :dsreginv :nullinds from json_table (:jsonresponse, '$' columns (internalid char(100) path '$.Inte...
8 months ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Delivered
139 VOTE

DB2 service for IFS listing

I'd like to be able to get a list of IFS files within a directory using a DB2 service. For example, to get the root directory:SELECT * FROM TABLE(QSYS2.GET_IFS('/')) A Which would return a list of stream files and directories within root. For the ...
about 8 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 13 Delivered

Make Access Client Solutions easier to distribute

Currently all ACS installs are manual at deployment of a user's PC and manual updates as needed if the user reports any issues and we notice they are on an older version. We have tried to package ACS into an EXE file that could be deployed through...
4 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 13 Delivered

Add BRMS object level omitting to the New IBMi Navigator

Heritage IBMi Navigator had BRMS object level omitting. New IBMi Navigator does not. Use Case: Our BRMS control groups
over 2 years ago in IBM i / BRMS 3 Delivered

F8 to recall commands like F9 does on 5250 Command line but in the opposite direction

This is a really simple request, one so basic I'm almost embarrassed to ask but it has been irritating me now for over 30 years so please bear with me ;-) I believe that from day one of OS/400 you have been able to press F9 to recall previously en...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 9 Delivered

Do not show unused annotations for unnamed subflelds in RPG source

In Rational Developer for I, when editing ILE RPG source, an annotation icon may appear in the left margin of a source line which defines a field to notify the user that field is not used in the source program. These “Not Used” annotations may app...
5 months ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Delivered