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Let RDi correctly retrieve compile results when compiling two objects with the same same at the same time

The problem is, that the "Error List" view is not correctly loaded, when two objects of the same name but different types are compiled at once. In that case only the compile result of the second compile is displayed. The first idea is to change RD...
7 months ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Future consideration

Add %hival() and %loval() BIFs

The *HIVAL and *LOVAL features in RPG are extremly usefull. But especially when comparing, the compiler assumes, that *HIVAL/*LOVAL are according to the compared field - but often you have to compare a value to the *HIVAL/*LOVAL of another field -...
5 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Future consideration

Add OpCode for continuing to process "when" statements within Select group

sometimes it is necessary to need to process the remaining WHEN operands within a SELECT group. if the "CONTSL" 'Continue Select' were used then the OTHERWISE should not be true. (this up for discussion) Currently we need to do if-then-else group....
5 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 6 Future consideration

SQL view device status

The idea is based on the creation of an SQL view that allows you to view the status of any device. The native RTVCFGSTS command is not particularly convenient to use via SQL, this view would allow you to break down this limit and provide the real-...
3 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Future consideration

Enable no-auditing of /tmp like QTEMP

Please change audit code to not audit any activity in /tmp direcotry when system value QAUDLVL has option *NOQTEMP set - or by adding a new option *NOIFSTMP. As this directory is to be used for temporary files by design like objects in QTEMP this...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers 8 Future consideration

Default parameter values for parameters defined with *omit or *nopass

Allow the definition of a default value for optional parameters so that rather than having to have to check %parms and use a second field as currently :- dcl-pi addItemToBasket; sku char(10); workQty int(10) options(*nopass)end-pi; dcl-s qty like(...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 4 Future consideration

Monitoring or tracking changes done in DCM

Hi Team, We have a scenario where certification was unassigned from one of the application and so inorder to prevent this from happening again, we need to identify the cause of this issue ie we need to know who has made those changes to the DCM. S...
6 months ago in IBM i / Security 3 Future consideration

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; /...
4 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Future consideration

New IBM i Service for SMTP

I would like an IBM i Service to view and manage the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) on IBM i. Ideally this service would not only allow a user to view and or modify the configuration of SMTP but also to view the Email History stored within t...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Networking 7 Future consideration

DATA-INTO Parser can access Populating Data Structure's Field attribute details

This would allow the parser to make better decisions in many cases. For example, Example 1: If we need the add some custom logic like if a data is getting truncated. If parser have access to know the populating field attribute it will be possible ...
9 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 Future consideration