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Select into :dsArray

It would be great to be able to select columns from a table directly into a data structure array instead of going through the process of creating a cursor. Because a lot of times you just want the list of matches and then your done. It makes even ...
about 4 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 6 Not under consideration

Add Last Used Time for Object

Currently, create and change have both the date and time but last used only has the date. It would be nice to be able to see the last used time of an object as well. Checking what time an object has been used would useful in validating if an objec...
about 4 years ago in IBM i / Core OS 4 Not under consideration

Allow partitioning of DDS created tables

As of today, a DDS created table cannot be partitioned by ALTER TABLE ADD PARTITION. In many cases, a DDS table can be converted to an SQL table, however some keywords like DATFMT are not available in SQL. Which means that those tables cannot be c...
6 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration

Support 132 Columns on most WRKxxx Screens

Using WRKSPLF, WRKOUTQ, WRKJOB WRKACTJOB, DSPJOBLOG and others is frustrating due to 80-column screen output used in those interfaces. Only DSPSPLF had the foresight to incorporate so called wide screen mode. We need 132 column support in Work Man...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / System Management 1 Not under consideration

Add %FKEY Built-in Function to RPG IV

In RPG IV when working with Screens, we see programmers using *INKx response indicators, *INxx regular indicators, and the WSDS Pos(369) to determine which Fn key was pressed.RPG needs a built-in function, %FKEY() that allows users to test which k...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 14 Not under consideration

LPEX Bracket matching

When editing sources which have expressions that contain multiple brackets it is often difficult to see which open and closing brackets match. Most other editors highlight the pair of matching brackets while navigating in the source, please provid...
about 3 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Not under consideration

Create command for CL progam documentation

There is very nice command GENCMDDOC for documentation creation for CL command with nice HTML output. To have similiar command for CL programs could be very interesting and useful for documentation purposes eg GENCLDOC.
about 1 month ago in IBM i / Core OS 1 Not under consideration

Provide a ?not in? operator.

Now that we have a conditional “in” operator, please provide a “not in” operator, that can be used wherever “in” can, eg, with %lists, %ranges, arrays, etc. Use Case: Currently, to check if the value of a field is not in a list (or range, etc), we...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 Not under consideration

Simple RPG BIF to submit a process in batch.

We have to build the complete sbmjob command string to run a process in batch from RPG. My suggestion (original idea from Golang goroutines) is to use a simple BIF that will accept a process name and parameters as input, submit the process in batc...
4 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 Not under consideration

Notify when DCM certificate is near to expire

The improved DCM tool, like its predecessor, does not have notification functionality a few days before certificates expire. It would be very helpful if you can notify us via email or at least in QSYSOPR and set how many days in advance we want yo...
almost 4 years ago in IBM i / Security 8 Not under consideration