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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

Return a boolean in IWS (Integrated WebService Server)

IWS does not support true/false booleans, so it cannot be used to generate JSON streams in RPG like this: {"success": true}Ideally, we should be able to declare an indicator in the RPG and have it translated to true / false (without quotes).Curren...
almost 4 years ago in IBM i / Web Serving 4 Delivered

Service Entry Breakpoint conditionable on program variables.

A service entry breakpoint is currently on conditional on the program/cmodule called and userid.This is insufficient if the there are many porgrams invoked under the same userid. What is required is the ability to set a break point based on the va...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 8 Delivered

Allow direct coding of nested data structures in free-form declarations

The new free-form data declarations in RPG IV lend themselves to direct coding of true nested data structures. Allowing these to be coded directly would avoid having to code a lot of unnecessary templates that exist for no other reason than to nes...
about 8 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 6 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

Eliminate QZSHSH, QP0ZSPWP/T Job Logs with "No Job Log"

When a user has their job set with a logging level to generate a job log (e.g., LOG(4 0 *SECLVL)), then uses QShell, there is a jog log generated for every QShell command, with the job log having a single message, CPF2523, "No job log information....
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 10 Delivered

%join() to catenate strings to one string

In Java there is the method join() to catenate strings into one string including a delimiter. I would like to have a function like this. For example%join( '/' : 'dir' : 'subdir' : 'file.txt')resulting in the string 'dir/subdir/file.txt' or if you ...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 Delivered

ACS Update button to update the software

The check for updates feature is great. What would be great is if you had a button that would automatically update ACS. Having to go to the download site, log in, accept the license agreement, then download, then unzip, then overwrite the director...
almost 7 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 9 Delivered

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 ...
8 months ago in IBM i / Web Serving 2 Delivered

Add System TLS (GSKit) support for SERVER_SBS_ROUTING

The option to route user task to a specific system is of great value.As we see more and more customers moving to using SSL to secure their network traffic, having the ability to route these task also to a specific subsystem is of great value. Use ...
about 4 years ago in IBM i / Networking 9 Delivered