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IBM i

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Allow %right, %left, and %subdt to left of assignment operator =

%subst is allowed on the left of an assignment operator, in order to change a substring. It would be nice if %left, %right, and %subdt could do the same. Instead of: if (%len(%trimr(XREF)) > %len(F1XREF)); %subst(F1XREF:(%len(F1XREF) - 2)) = '....
about 2 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 0 Submitted

New op-code RCV-MSG or enhancement of ON-EXCP/ON-EXIT

When sending an escape message with SND-MSG it is easy to catch that exception with MONITOR and ON-EXCP. But to receive the message (especially the message data), remove the message from the job log or re-send the message up the call stack, we sti...
2 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Submitted

Add bit identifiers to DCL-DS subfields in RPG IV

I'd like to have the ability to declare a bit field in an RPG IV data structure. In the C language, you might have a structure like this: struct _Gen_IOP_T { /*Gen IOP breakdown structure for MATMATR*/ char Bus; /* Bus Number */ int Card : 4; /...
24 days ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 0 Submitted

Add ORDER BY Creation Date/Time to WRKSPLF and add *USRPRF option and System Value for Same

Our end users tend to keep SPOOLED files "forever" so the more days that pass, the longer their list of SPOOLED files becomes. I would be extremely helpful to provide a User Profile-based option for "SPOOLED File Sequencing" that is applied when U...
3 months ago in IBM i / Print 3 Submitted

iACS: Rewrite the documentation for IBM i Access Client Solutions

There is much that is missing from this documentation. Including, but not limited to: How to limit users access to some of the functions by using server configuration such as "Function Usage" available in IBM Navigator for i. Sure there are ways o...
5 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 4 Not under consideration

IBM Access Client Solution as an .apk

It would be nice, to have the possibility to access the system from a portable device f.e. in the warehouse or while in front of the rack for quick maintenance or just to check something.
about 1 month ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Not under consideration

New ASSERT op-code

Assertions are good programming style and widely in use in C, C++ and other languages. The idea is to have an ASSERT op-code like that: assert sqlcode in %list(0:100) 'Unexpected SQLCODE = '+%char(sqlcode); assert sqlcode = *zero %msg(...) %target...
2 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 Submitted

Make Python support zoneinfo

zoneinfo is a package in the standard Python library, but IBM i doesn't implement it. This causes errors when trying to use 3rd party packages. IBM i should implement that package. Here's what my PC gives for zoneinfo: zoneinfo <module 'zoneinf...
20 days ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 0 Submitted

Do not HOLD job schedule entries with CFGSTRPRSC on Source lpar

Since version 5.2 of the FSFC toolkit, the startup program is not replaced anymore with STRFSFLASH. Instead, command CFGSTRPRSC must be placed in the system's startup program. With this command. the job schedule entries are put on HOLD and afterwa...
about 2 months ago in IBM i / PowerHA 1 Submitted

Access Client Solutions enhancement

Via Edit > Preferences the Passwords tab is very useful to change my passwords on multiple systems in one time (by selecting multiple). My problem is to select the correct ones. It would be a great enhancement if an extra column would be added ...
about 1 month ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 2 Future consideration