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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-...
almost 8 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...
almost 8 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 ...
almost 8 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...
almost 8 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...
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Not under consideration

Respect punctuation when using keyboard navigation

When using ctrl-rightarrow and ctrl-leftarrow to navigate a source line, please repsect the punctuation of the language and stop more often than just on the blank spots. For example, the C++ and C parsers very nicely stop on every comma, bracket, ...
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Not under consideration

Content Assist should also suggest typed procedures.

When declaring a variable using D-specs with the like() or likeds() keyword, procedures with return values should be offered as suggestions for the like() or likeds(). Use Case: When declaring a variable using D-specs with the like() or likeds() k...
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 Not under consideration

Decorate all excluded source when excluding source.

When source code is omitted due to conditional compilation directives (/if defined()), the area in columns 1-5 are now colored (decorated). Only the non-blank lines are colored and it is VERY distracting. In the preferences for the parser style fo...
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Not under consideration

Enhance Job Log Access

When viewing a job log via any of the WRK commands (e.g. WRKJOB, WRKUSRJOB, etc) add the following abilities:1) search the displayed job log2) print the job log3) write the job log to a file Use Case: Right now it's a real pain to analyze a job lo...
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 7 Not under consideration