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Allow IWS to ignore extra/missing fields in the input JSON

Ignoring extra fields is helpful so that the RPG program doesn't have to account for every field that is being sent in the request (i.e. 25+ fields and multiple nested data structure arrays, when only 2 values are actually required). Allowing for ...
7 months ago in IBM i / Web Serving 2 Delivered

Autosave Run SQL Scripts

A feature of some code editors (i.e. VSCode, SublimeText3) is the ability to restart the app and have it retain unsaved files and/or editor windows (code that is in an editor window but hasn't yet been saved to a file). This is a nice feature for ...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 16 Delivered

IBM i ACS Run SQL Intellisense functionality

Customers keep using WINSQL instead of IBM i ACS Run SQL scripts, because what Microsoft WINSQL offers them outperforms IBM i ACS Run SQL scripts functionality. With one big exception, WINSQL does not have the cancel option. Use Case: In the SQL s...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 7 Delivered

provide "between" operator in rpg expressions

Provide "between" in rpg logical expressions Use Case: if a >=b and a<=c ;could be replaced by :if a between b and c;
about 8 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 11 Delivered

Add SQL Assist to Run SQL Scripts

Add SQL Assist capability back into Run SQL Scripts. Use Case: In the old System i Navigator, (the predecessor to IBM i Access Client Solutions) there was an option to Run an SQL script when viewing tables or schemas. When the "Run SQL Scripts" wi...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 6 Delivered

Change SQL function TIMESTAMPDIFF result from INTEGER to BIGINT

The SQL scalar function TIMESTAMPDIFF currently returns an INTEGER result. When requesting a result in microseconds, INTEGER only works for a difference of about 35 minutes before getting an SQLSTATE 22001 error. A BIGINT result would allow a much...
about 3 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 5 Delivered

Add an RPG refactor feature to add the ALIAS keyword to a file or data structure and handle all the renames

Using the alias names for externally-described files or data structures makes the RPG code more readable. But it's difficult and error-prone to change an existing program to use the alias names instead of the short names, even using RDI's existing...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 6 Delivered

See the value of a named constant in the debugger.

A developer needs the ability to interrogate the value of a named constant. For more information, see CAAC requirement AD0183 at https://www.ibmilug.ihost.com/commonag/treqs.nsf/9c76f872792db457862573af004e1b49/15e2bf03abc04e6486257611000cc6cd?Ope...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 7 Delivered

Make %subst and %len operate on characters for UTF-8 and UTF-16

Since V7R2 RPG supports UTF-8 and UTF-16 data. That is very nice, however, its usefulness is limited by the fact that %len and %subst operate on bytes instead of characters. That makes it practically impossible to process a UTF-8 of UTF-16 string ...
almost 4 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 4 Delivered

Choose connection for ACS Printer Output

ACS Integrated File System and Run SQL Scripts already allow you to change your connection from within the tool. Printer Output lacks that capability. If there was a drop-down or menu option, I could change the connection without having to start t...
6 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 3 Delivered