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add a %round built-in function

While %inth and %dech exist, they only allow for half up rounding and don’t have an option to round to a negative number of decimal places (e.g. 123 => 120). The %dech built-in is kind of awkward because you always must specify the size and pre...
21 days ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Future consideration

Allow %PROC BiF in the ON-EXIT

Allow the %PROC built in function to be used in the ON-EXIT group. That way if the subprocedure errors I can return the name of the subprocedure to whatever called it.
3 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 Future consideration

Allow to initialize arrays using %list

Allow for arrays to be initialized using %list command, for example: dcl-s allowedValues int(10) dim(4) inz(%list(1:2:3:4)); Plus error checking when initial value exceeds array size etc.
about 1 month ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Future consideration

Extend field in SSL trace output that includes cipher information

When analyzing output of SSL trace data, this may involve dumping the output to a spreadsheet for further analysis and comparison against cipher lists from QSSLCSL and/or SST (TLSCONFIG). The challenge when comparing data is that since many cipher...
6 days ago in IBM i / Security 0 Submitted

Better behavior and error handling between Infoprint and SMTP

We've gone to great lengths to troubleshoot an email delivery issue in IBM Case TS015919455. When encountering a transient email delivery issue while using a 3rd party email relay server on the public internet (i.e. Microsoft 365), the IBM SMTP se...
about 1 month ago in IBM i / Print 1 Future consideration

Make installing Visual Explain optional

When installing IBM i Access Client Solutions (ACS) the option is given to skip the installation of several components. Run SQL Scripts (RSS) always has Visual Explain included. I would like to see this treated similar as the System Debugger which...
about 1 month ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Submitted

Add availability info (version/release/TR) to Info Center

Please add availability info to RPGLE BIFs, SQL functions/procedures, catalog views and IBM i services (like table functions, etc.). Some information like: Available since 7.3 TR 2 and 7.4 This would make it easy to check backward compatibility.
3 months ago in IBM i / Documentation 3 Submitted

Add a new option on CRTDUPOBJ to replace the object

Create a new option REPLACE(*YES|*NO) on the CRTDUPOBJ command that will replace the TO object if it exists. This will allow you to use Wildcards and just replace the object. The use case for this is so, we need to copy objects from one library to...
3 months ago in IBM i / Core OS 0 Under review

Make managing ciphers in QSSLCSL easier using 2-digit cipher codes and use these codes everywhere

It would be easier to manage ciphers in the system value using the 2-digit codes simply because ciphers also have to be managed in SST (SSLCONFIG/TLSCONFIG) where the 2-digit code in required when adding/removing ciphers to the eligible list. Give...
7 days ago in IBM i / Security 0 Submitted

Add an argument to %Scan to calculate and return occurrences of the search-arg

Objective: To have an argument in %Scan that returns the total number of occurrences of the search argument in the search string. for example... string = 'hello world' count of 'o' = 2 Below is a suggestive implementation using a hypothetical rese...
13 days ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Submitted