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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...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 13 Delivered
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Provide an %UPPER and %LOWER bif

It would be helpful to have an easier and more robust way to change the case of characters from upper to lower or lower to upper. The current method is to use the %XLATE function, but the usual way that this is coded (just using the main 26 letter...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 17 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...
about 5 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 12 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 ...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 4 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...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 6 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...
over 4 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'); //...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 15 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...
almost 5 years ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 6 Delivered

ODBC driver for MAC Os in iAccess Client Solution

Various customers ask us for the availibility of a ODBC driver to connect to Ibm i from a MacOs environment. Use Case: A top or directional user who use MacOs on their laptop, with Microsoft Office Excel pivot who need to be updated from an Ibm i ...
about 7 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 7 Delivered

Additional Information from QSYS2.PTF_INFO

For those PTFs that have special instructions it would be useful to include this information via a NULL capable column of type CLOB, for example call PTF_SPECIAL_INSTRUCTIONS, so that it can be queried via the QSYS2.PTF_INFO view. Currently there ...
6 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 3 Delivered