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Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Created by Guest
Created on Feb 3, 2013

Homogeneous support for NULL capable fields between RPGLE, RPGLE triggers and RPGSQLLE

Today the use of tables with NULL capable columns is divided into three different methods :

RPGLE programs use %NULLIND built-in function
RPGLE trigger programs must define an array and a way to link the array to the fields name (by position)
RPGSQLLE program must provide additional indicators fields (or array thus having the same problem as for RPGLE triggers program)

The request is having an unified and consistent way to handle NULL's capable files.


Use Case:

Daily work


Idea priority High
  • Guest
    Sep 14, 2015

    Due to processing by IBM, this request was reassigned to have the following updated attributes:
    Brand - Servers and Systems Software
    Product family - Programming Languages
    Product - Developer for Power Systems

    For recording keeping, the previous attributes were:
    Brand - Rational
    Product family - Design & development
    Product - Developer for Power Systems

  • Guest
    Mar 15, 2013

    Thank you for taking the time to suggest this enhancement. As this is a request for compilers, please submit a Design Change Request at:
    http://www-912.ibm.com/s_dir/SLKBase.nsf/1ac66549a21402188625680b0002037e/a280079bd322cfc686256ef3006d5604?OpenDocument

    Alternatively, this could be submitted through COMMON for members of COMMON (http://www.common.org/).

  • Guest
    Mar 1, 2013

    This RFE is consistent with our strategy and product roadmap and IBM is continuing to evaluate.