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Allow object in subfield to resolve RNF3826

When working with Java, particularly with HSSF java spreadsheets, its become necessary to work with more than one spreadsheet at a time. This would be much easier if all of a workbook's objects could be grouped into one datastructure, similar to h...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 4 Future consideration

Problem with CPYFRMIMPF command and file with CCSID = 1208 UTF-8

When using command CPYFRMIMPF FROMCCSID(1208) UTF-8 and *FIXED format, each national characters coded on 2 bytes are causing shifting of data in output file. As explained by iGSC in PMR 61492,001,822 when using *FIXED format and multi-byte code po...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Not under consideration

DDS Display files enable more than 1 subfile horizontally, side by side.

Enhance DDS for display files to place more than one subfile horizontally at the same time. Use Case: Solution 1: Add a parameter to the subfile control record, maybe POSITION(*HORIZONTAL), to be displayed next to another subfile. Solution 2: Enab...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 3 Not under consideration

RFE Ability to configure management port used by integrated application server

Ability to configure management port used by integrated application server. Use Case: Integrated application server uses the local connector feature to enable Web Admin GUI to manage applications running in the server. The problem is that the loca...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Web Serving 4 Future consideration

Provide detection of program termination for RPG and Other ILE Languages

Provide a register call stack entry termination user exit procedure API that runs automatically when the call stack entry for which it is registered is ended also by a normal return to the caller. API CEERTX does this only on an abnormal program t...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Languages - Other 5 Not under consideration

Free the Node.js runtime from obligatory UTF-8 encoding

The Node.js runtime does a wrong conversion of ideographic characters like german umlaut and italian accented letters.Characters are written like this:Päbra -> PÀbra Delbrück -> Delbrück Please free the Node.js runtime from obligatory UTF-...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 2 Not under consideration

Mark unreference fields in outline for easier clean up

When changing a program sometimes we obsolete program calls, etc with internal fields defined it would be nice to be able to clean these up quickly. Not all shops have a great tool like RPG Tool Box which has a feature that can do this for a major...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Not under consideration

Retrieve data area description

Develop a CL command or API to retrieve the description of a data area (i.e., retrieve the type and length of the data area). Use Case: When ready to promote development work to production which includes any new data areas. Retrieve the data area ...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 5 Not under consideration

User defined fixed journal entry data

While user, job, and program are helpful in auditing of journal entries, they have limited use on server jobs where multiple clients and sessions connect and change data from a pool of jobs (http server for example). Enhance the fixed length optio...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Not under consideration

Change/set sort sequence for SQL tables

Could a way be developed to easily alter the sort sequence of a SQL table? For DDS tables there is an option in the CRTPF and CHGPF to set the sort sequence, so hopefully this won't be too hard to do. Use Case: We ran into an issue when SQL tables...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Not under consideration