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IBM i

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New op-code RCV-MSG or enhancement of ON-EXCP/ON-EXIT

When sending an escape message with SND-MSG it is easy to catch that exception with MONITOR and ON-EXCP. But to receive the message (especially the message data), remove the message from the job log or re-send the message up the call stack, we sti...
3 days ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 0 Submitted

Add SQL Object Type to QDBRTVFD and QUSROBJD APIs

Today the SQL object type is available only via the QUSRMBRD (Retrieve Member Description) API. However when a file has NO MEMBERS, the QUSRMBRD API cannot be used to retrieve the needed SQL Object Type. Ironically, the QDBRTVFD (Retrieve File Des...
about 24 hours ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 0 Submitted

Enable Websphere http-server to serve bearer authorization with wizard assist

Add an wizard to configure the authorization to use bearer instead of basic
2 days ago in IBM i / Web Serving 0 Submitted

New ASSERT op-code

Assertions are good programming style and widely in use in C, C++ and other languages. The idea is to have an ASSERT op-code like that: assert sqlcode in %list(0:100) 'Unexpected SQLCODE = '+%char(sqlcode); assert sqlcode = *zero %msg(...) %target...
3 days ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 0 Submitted

Add ORDER BY Creation Date/Time to WRKSPLF and add *USRPRF option and System Value for Same

Our end users tend to keep SPOOLED files "forever" so the more days that pass, the longer their list of SPOOLED files becomes. I would be extremely helpful to provide a User Profile-based option for "SPOOLED File Sequencing" that is applied when U...
16 days ago in IBM i / Print 3 Submitted

Make Access Client Solutions easier to distribute

Currently all ACS installs are manual at deployment of a user's PC and manual updates as needed if the user reports any issues and we notice they are on an older version. We have tried to package ACS into an EXE file that could be deployed through...
13 days ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 7 Submitted

Shorten the time in RSS before the message "communication link failure. (Operation timed out)" is shown.

When using IBM i Access Client Solutions - Run SQL Scripts (RSS), I think nearly all of us did try to run an SQL request while the connection was lost due to the fact that the connection was lost with the system due to the operation time out.I hav...
6 days ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 0 Submitted

New API to return a Pointer to Associated Space of User-Objects

Today, some objects on the IBM i system do not have a DSPxxx command that supports either OUTFILE or in some rare cases, no DSPxxx command at all. In addition there is no API to get some of these object's properties. This request is to provide an ...
7 days ago in IBM i / Application Development 0 Submitted

Make copy possible from RSS joblog

When working in IBM i Access Client Solutions Run SQL Scripts you have a button to view the joblog. We use SYSTOOLS.LPRINTF a lot to add additional information to the joblog. We use it to facilitate the checking to building a string of data. As a ...
7 days ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 0 Submitted

Create an API for Code Coverage SEP

Getting Code Coverage with a Service Entry Point (SEP) is only possible through interactive processes with RDi. Having the same feature through API would enable to work in a CI/CD pipeline.
13 days ago in IBM i / Application Development 2 Submitted