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118 VOTE

For RPG extend array capabilities

Extend arrays and data-structure arrays to be really dynamic without having to use base pointer and memory allocation. Without having to give number of max elements in dim(), e.g. dim(*varying) or dim(*dynamic) or dim(*automatic).Provide functiona...
about 8 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 9 Delivered
112 VOTE

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...
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 17 Delivered

Merlin Try and Buy

It would be great if IBM could provide "Try and Buy" or "FREE (limited)" version of Merlin.I need to evaluate the software before buy it.
about 2 years ago in IBM i / Merlin 5 Delivered

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

Creating ISO files larger than 4 GB with (smitty) mkdvd

If you use the script /usr/sbin/mkcd or mkdvd (is the same script) to create an ISO file from a slightly larger mksysb, a second ISO file is automatically created after 4 GB. /usr/sbin/mkcd -L -m MKSYSB_FILE -C /tmp -I /tmp -V rootvg -R -S -rwxr--...
over 4 years ago in AIX 7 Delivered

Make Access Client Solutions easier to distribute

Currently all ACS installs are manual at deployment of a user's PC and manual updates as needed if the user reports any issues and we notice they are on an older version. We have tried to package ACS into an EXE file that could be deployed through...
5 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 13 Delivered

AIX Fast I/O error recovery on redundant storage environment

There are many redundancy solutions for robust disk I/O availability - redundant HBAs, redundant SAN switches and redundant storage system. After apply IJ10537(included in AIX 7.2 TL2 SP3), almost 120 sec to recover I/O even set rw_timeout to mini...
over 5 years ago in AIX 2 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...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 12 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

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