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Status Delivered
Workspace IBM i
Created by Guest
Created on Oct 20, 2017

Using the IFS for source is nice. It would be helpful if CRTSRVPGM allowed an IFS path for the export source file/member.

We are testing out using the IFS to store source files for RPG apps on the i, as opposed to using file objects. This works well but for CRTSRVPGM, you are forced to specify a file object and member for the export source file. We use custom export source files often when creating service programs.
If one could specify an IFS path instead of the SRCFILE and SRCMBR parameters, it would allow central storage of an entire service program project in the IFS.
It would also align the command with the CRTBNDRPG, CRTRPGMOD and CRTSQLRPGI commands in offering the IFS option.

Use Case:

When creating the following service program with all source contained in the IFS:
Library: USERLIB
Export Source File: \home\source\funclib1\funclib1.bnd

The following command could be used:


This would avoid the need to create a source member on the system, copy the contents from the IFS to the source member, and compile using the source member, each time a change was made.

Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Oct 23, 2017

    The requested functionality is already available in IBM i release 7.3.

  • Guest
    Oct 22, 2017

    This is already implemented. See parameter SRCSTMF.