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IBM i

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Declare variables and call procedures directly on the declare

Today if we want to call a procedure that has a return value, we have to declare the variable, data structure etc and then call the procedure like this: dcl-s eligiblefreight packed( 11 : 3 ); eligiblefreight = rlsitm_getEligibleFreight( batch ); ...
9 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 Not under consideration

New Navigator for i - textured chart support like the heritage Navigator

In the Heritage Navigator - Investigate Data charts, I used textured bar graph a lot and I find this useful feature missing from the New Navigator. Please deliver it soon. Thanks.
9 months ago in IBM i / System Management 1 Not under consideration

Enhancement IWS rest api swagger

Show the output fields in SQL api
10 months ago in IBM i / Web Serving 1 Not under consideration

Loading methods in Subfiles

I am entering another idea - in fact, thoughts about loading methods. Please find the attached document. Thank you.
10 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Not under consideration

H spec keywords MAIN & NOMAIN

When creating a program with many modules we specify H NOMAIN for modules other than Main module (and, we don’t have to specify H MAIN for main module). In fact, the reverse could be better - specifying H MAIN (mandatorily) for the main module and...
10 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Not under consideration

Tagging conditional statements like IF, DO, SELECT

Statements like IF - ELSE - ENDIF, SELECT, LOOPs should have tag (or Id) assigned to the beginning and end (and if required in between). Example: /Free IF#1: IF (cond1) { Set-of-statements;} IF#1-1: IF (inner-condition 1) { Set-of-statements;} IF#...
10 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 Not under consideration

DDS in free format

I have attached a word document. I would like DDS specifications for DSPF, PF, LF etc. could be allowed in free format like the RPGLE program. Thank you.
10 months ago in IBM i / Application Development 1 Not under consideration

Allow Ability to Mass Unassign Certificates from a Service

In IBMi Digital Certificate Manager (DCM) you can assign a certificate to multiple Services in a single screen. If you need to remove the certificate assignment you have to go into each service and remove the certificate. For some certificates, th...
10 months ago in IBM i / Security 2 Not under consideration

Filter for I Projects Navigator

We have many Ibm i projects with many source files/members, we have to compare the sources with each other. It's not easy to select two source member in a very long list of source files and members.It should be very useful a filter box in I Projec...
10 months ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Not under consideration

Requesting a series of SQL examples to add queries f trace results.

As we add more external systems connecting to the IBM i, the number of times the traces have been required to determine a failure is growing. I have had to open several tickets/case over time to get IBM Support to decode the traces for us. This pr...
10 months ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 1 Not under consideration