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Status Delivered
Workspace IBM i
Categories Languages - RPG
Created by Guest
Created on Nov 17, 2017

RNF8042 -- Not enough source records for compile time array should have at least severity 10 instead of 00

If you are compiling a program and have a compile time array where there are not enough source records provided to load array or table you get the message id RNF8042:

RNF8042 Not enough source records provided to load array or table.

The problem is that it only has severity 00 = Information.
Because this could cause runtime errors I would like it to have at least severity 10 = Warning.

Use Case:

If a programmer see a warning their attention to the problem are higher. They can then check what the cause is.
Messages with "Information" level are more likely to be overlooked or ignored.

Idea priority Low
  • Guest
    May 6, 2022
    BM believes that the request described has been solved and is available with release 7.5 of the RPG compiler product 5770WDS.
    - IBM Power Systems Development
  • Guest
    Apr 24, 2020

    IBM agrees with the request. IBM intends to change the severity of RNF8042 in the next full release. However, IBM's plans may change and no commitment is made that a solution will be provided.

  • Guest
    Jan 15, 2018

    IBM has received the requirement and is evaluating it. IBM will provide a response after evaluation is complete.