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Long Unicode fields in Window

Permit DSPF key word CNTFLD on Unicode fields (CCSID 13488). Use Case: I have a Unicode field in a table defined as GRAPHIC(500) CCSID(13488) which I needs to show in a window. Since the size is500 (display length 1,000) the field must go across m...
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 3 Not under consideration

Allow encrypted services for SET_SERVER_SBS_ROUTING

We are using SET_SERVER_SBS_ROUTING to route our ODBC connections into individual subsystems based on the connecting user (and we have a lot of them).Recent security requirements enforced us to encrypt every possible system access.When changing su...
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 2 Not under consideration

Support derived keys on field procs

System: Customer Service Maintenance Actor: User needing a previously available feature. Description: Hiper group PTF SI39169, released on 04/21/2010, added a constraint that restricted the creation of logical files with derived keys (functions su...
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Not under consideration

Smaller barcode size required in 5770TS1

System: Product 5770TS1Actor: Barcode size 0.007 required for barcode reader Description:Currently we are using a non IBM developed application for converting spoolfiles to PDF-Files. On most documents provided for our customers (for example: quot...
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / Print 3 Future consideration

For RPG modify DSPLY operation code to use ILE Session Manager

Modifiy RPG operation code DSPLY to use the ILE Session Manager instead of the rather limitated program message screen. This screen allows to show only 57 bytes or so of text.It should be the same as in REXX or C. There is also possible to print t...
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 4 Not under consideration

Publish program QMHSCLVL as an API

Please publish program QMHSCLVL (Additional Message Display) as an API. Use Case: The ILE Dynamic Screen Manager API does not support help key thus there is no additional message display like in panel groups or display files. Having program QMHSCL...
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 4 Not under consideration

DETERMINISTIC for RPG Sub_Procs Needed

RPG Sub-Procedures: Add DETERMINISTIC feature to sub-procedures, just like DB2 SQL/PL for i has. This can greatly turbo-charge processing. make it work like the DETERMINISTIC keyword for stored procedures and UDF's. Use Case: Turbo charge processi...
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 Not under consideration

PCO support for iAccess

Desired Function: Text Assist that works in the same manner as PCOMM when running DTM for iSeries (3rd party product) The specific commands WRKDTMDOC & EDTDTMDOC were originally reported as not working, but none of the commands will work until...
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Not under consideration

Allow prioritisation of DNS MX record over A record for SMTP server.

Product - SMTP server, presumably part of 5770TC1. We have a situation where a destination DNS resolves to loopback and it causes QMSF to crash. It turns out that the A record has 127.0.0.1 as it's address and the MX record has the correct address...
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / Networking 5 Not under consideration

possibility to specify what decimal character %char() should use

I'm missing the possibility to specify what decimal character should be used in %char() overriding the control specification DECEDIT keyword. The standard european character is comma instead of point. But sometimes when generating CSV or XML files...
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 Not under consideration