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IBM i

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Enhancement to SELECT

Currently there is no difference between a SELECT ... ENDSL block and an IF ... ELSEIF ... ENDIF block. I am not real sure why both are in the language. However, if the SELECT block had a "switched" format like the SWITCH block in C, that would be...
about 5 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 13 Delivered

Port PHP rpm to PASE

PHP is an open source development language. Every other platform other than the IBM i has the ability to install and use PHP by itself (sans Zend Server). IBM i is unique in this. I believe to be fair to customers, the option of installing PHP wit...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 12 Delivered

System debugger in the "Tools" menu in ACS

Today you have to open the "Run SQL Script" to start the System Debugger. This great when you work with stored procedures, however, this is counter intuitive if you debug other type of programs Use Case: Open IBM i ACS, Click Tools, Select the sys...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 5 Delivered

Run SQL Scripts - Autocomplete

Just like RDI or any else IDE you can autocomplete or look up fields when writing code. It would be great if this would be available in Run Sql as well and in best case it would also be able to handle a library list for those of us with multiple s...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 6 Delivered

Run an ACS macro from Command Line

Many customers used to call macros from outside applications. With the migration to the new ACS macros they miss an easy way to open the emulator and execute a macro directly. In the current plugins that you can call from command line there's no o...
11 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 7 Delivered

Multi-Tab view in Run SQL Scripts

Could "Run SQL Scripts" feature present opened windows as tabs in the same Run SQL script window? It would be great if user could pick in configuration whether single or multi-tab approach is used by default. It would also be great if you could im...
about 5 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 9 Delivered

Provide %InList Built In Function

Provide a new BIF %InList() or %OrList() to check if a variable's value exit in list. Use Case: Dcl-S MyState Char(2) Inz('CA') If %InList(MyVar : 'CA' : 'NV': 'AZ': 'NM': 'NY'); do somethingEndIf; Or If %InList(MyVar : ',' : 'CA,NV,AZ,NM,NY'); //...
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 15 Delivered

Extend ON-ERROR to accept message codes

In our codebase, we use a lot of user-defined message codes in *ESCAPE messages for our exception handling. We combine these with RPG's MONITOR op-code to trap the errors and, if possible, handle them. Identification of the last exception message ...
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 4 Delivered

Add support for Java 17 to IBM i

Java 17 is a "LTS" or long term support version. By the time IBM i 7.5+1 comes out Java 11 will be down to only "Security Support" instead of "Active Support". IBM support for jdk8 dies April of 2025 so one might as well go to JDK17.
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / JAVA 6 Delivered

Annual/yearly option for i5/OS job scheduler

Add a frequency (FRQ) of *YEARLY to the system job scheduler, to go along with the *WEEKLY and *MONTHLY options. Allow the user to enter a specific date as the schedule date (SCDDATE) for the first run of the job, or a special value such as *YEARS...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 6 Delivered