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IBM i

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Extend RPG compiler messages to support modern RPG naming

The current design for the compiler messages does not support the enhancements to modernize the RPG language. When messages are returned to a client via the *EVENTF option, the replacement values for the messages are limited to legacy system names...
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 5 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; /...
3 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Future consideration

Add Authority Collection detail for S/36 Procedure objects being used

When using the STRAUTCOL command to trace usage of system objects, the execution of a System/36 environment procedure (STRS36PRC) does not log the name of the procedure or the objects accessed in th procedure. Unfortunately, many shops from that e...
about 1 month ago in IBM i / Security 0 Submitted

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

A system needs to have the ability to call home when the slot on the bus is owned by the operating system (IBMi, AIX, Linux) and there is no hardware error logged as currently a system can only call home it there has been a hardware error.

There are cases where an issue has occurred on a system where data cannot pass but no hardware error has been logged. This can affect any adapter that passes data and is owned by the operating system. If this occurs, IBM cannot be automatically no...
3 months ago in IBM i / Core OS 2 Needs more information

Show tables and columns used in embedded SQL statements in structure view

The structure view displays in an extremely complete way all the uses of files, formats and zones by the native instructions (dcl-f, read, update ...). On the other hand, all the files and zones used by static SQL statements do not appear, which ...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Future consideration

Run SQL Scripts Db2 connections

It would be nice if the IBM i ACS Run SQL Scripts tool can also be used to connect to a Db2 LUW database by simply specifying a different driver. There would be no need to use a different client. DB admins would benefit from this .
16 days ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 0 Submitted

Run SQL Scripts - placing the tabs next to each other

Run SQL Scripts allows the user to create tabs for different queries. Please add the ability to place two tabs next to each other so that the user can see and edit two (or more) queries at the same time.
2 months ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Not under consideration

Add CPYJOBSCDE Command

we have work and add job scheduled entries but, can we also have a copy job scheduled entry? Sometimes you need to add a job scheduled entry and just change a script that is going to run. For example, First job scheduled entry SBMJOB CMD(QSYS/RUNS...
7 months ago in IBM i / Core OS 4 Future consideration

Add "Deprecated" as a special keyword to procedures

Deprecation is something that is not something that RPG developers would be familiar with, however open source developers are. When you no longer need a method or when you dont want someone to use a method that is out there, you deprecate the meth...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 8 Future consideration