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IBM i

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Add something like IF EXIST for a table, view, procedures, etc.

In SQL, I often need to check if a table exists and either delete or create it. I opened a case and was told the functionality does not exist. If a file exists, I need to delete/DROP it. Sometimes, I need to create the table.
6 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Not under consideration

Create a varying length field with the length from a fixed length field

It often happens that I have a field from a database og a screen that is fixed length and have to create a field that is varying length but having the same size as the fixed length. unfortunately it is not possible to do this:dcl-s fixedField char...
6 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 6 Future consideration

Add Limit ID 18303 and 18304 to System limit alerts

We have a couple of system limit alerts regarding of reaching a table limit, limit_id 15xxx. But we don't have any for Journals, like sequence numbers limit_id 18303 and 18304
6 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Future consideration

Have a straight access (button) to system debugger on the 5250 emulator.,

Faster than opening SQL and then Execution and then system debugger...
6 months ago in IBM i / Application Development 1 Submitted

Allow more than 10000 lines on System Debugger

When debugging old COBOL programs made with a software générator, 10 000 lines is not enought
6 months ago in IBM i / Application Development 0 Submitted

Fixed 5250 emulation copy and paste input buffer behavior

When a long string is copied and pasted from ACS, it does not correctly occupy the input field proposed by the system but resumes from the next line in the same column as the initial input. See attached example
6 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 2 Functionality already exists

Add optional capability similar to Source->Format, to allow developer to sort declarations by type. Source->Sort Declarations.

To improve programmer productivity and source readability. When reviewing programs, it would be helpful to be able to sort declarations into sequence by types, ie. DCL-C, DCL-DS, DCL-S, DCL-PI, DCL-PR would all be grouped together with like type v...
6 months ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Future consideration

ENUM construct an function

ENUM Similarly to java and other languages an enum construct may be useful to rpg programmer. It involves declaring key-value pairs and an instruction to find the value corresponding to the key provided e.g.: declare the enumeration name (enumerat...
6 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Not under consideration

Navigator for i Warning icon explanation

The System Warning icon provides no information (on hover or via hyperlink) regarding the nature of the warning. I was forced to open a help desk ticket to inquire as to the reason for the warning. When hovering over the "Warning!" icon, it should...
6 months ago in IBM i / System Management 1 Future consideration

Allow variables defined with like(...) to be used as embedded SQL host variables

Variables defined with like(...) should be usable as embedded SQL host variables. Allowing only variables defined with a specific datatype makes for more difficult application maintenance.
6 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 2 Not under consideration