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Allow CALLSUBR on EXEC() parm of global MONMSG

Currently, a global MONMSG can only have GOTO in the EXEC() parameter. With the addition of subroutines in CL, it would be beneficial to allow the CALLSUBR opcode in the EXEC() parameter to invoke a generic error handling routine. Use Case: Allowi...
about 4 years ago in IBM i / Languages - CL (Control Language) 2 Future consideration

Copy To Archive File (CPYTOARCF) Enhancement

Please enhance the CPYTOARCF command so that it takes the specified directory as the root directory in the zip file. Example 1: CPYTOARCF FROMFILE('/home/raddatz/temp/ziptest')TOARCF('/home/raddatz/temp/ziptest.zip') In this case the first directo...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Languages - CL (Control Language) 4 Future consideration

RPG - New BIF for comparing data structures

Based on this discussion: https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/community/forums/html/topic?id=81260576-dab9-4955-b19b-a2c4b4130cd3&ps=25 Would like a BIF to compare corresponding fields in data structures. This would be a field-by-field comparis...
almost 7 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 6 Future consideration

Enable mixed case DB2 table column names to be used in RPG Data structures defined with ExtName + Alias keyword

Our DB2 tables are defined with both Alternative Name and System Name specified for many columns. We want be able to define the column names in a mixed case that then can be used in our RPG programs by data structures that refer to external names ...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 9 Future consideration

make simplified remote restart fully disaster recovery capable

When employing simplified remote restart, one requisite to restart an LPAR on another machine is that all SAN paths and targets (e.g. LUNs) have to be available on target VIO servers. During a disaster recovery scenario, this is not the case; in a...
over 1 year ago in Hardware Management Console 2 Future consideration

Group PTF apply date

Keeping IBM i up-to-date is becoming more and more important when you look at today's threads. (Just think of December 2021 and the log4j issue.)As a result of that reporting when an IBM LPAR was protected also becomes more and more important for ...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 8 Future consideration

F15 to search backwards, vs. F16 to search forwards

I can search/find forward in a spool file, for example, but it would be nice to be able to search/find backward as well. I see F14=Find options, F16=Find; looks like F15=Find prev would fit nicely on spool files and physical file searches Use Case...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Print 7 Future consideration

Allow ability to control JobLog write with On-Error

Add an operational extender to the on-error opcode that would allow for control over a joblog write. When the programmer has stated that a specific error condition is trapped/controlled, we should be able to optionally suppress the job log message...
almost 5 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 4 Future consideration

RPGLE embedded SQL nested datastructure (array)

It would be useful to allow nested ds and nested ds arrays for hostvariables in embedded SQL (RPGLE). Because now i have to move the nested subfield into a secondary standalone field.This is a horrible workaround :-) . Use Case: CASE WHEN :Example...
about 5 years ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 6 Future consideration

Allow SQL name when declaring a data structure

Allow a data structure declaration to use a SQL name Use Case: dcl-ds thirdPT extName('THIRDPARTYTABLESQLNAME') alias qualified;end-Ds;
about 5 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 4 Future consideration