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Status Future consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories Languages - Other
Created by Guest
Created on Dec 6, 2018

IBM i COBOL build in IFS file

RDi now support Git for COBOL source version control in utf-8 code in IFS.
So we want the COBOL source file in IFS to compile using CRTBNDCBL command directory. But we have to convert the source from utf-8 to EBCDIC in IFS. So CRTBNDCBL command can use TGTCCSID in IFS.


Use Case:

User want to consolidate Dev Ops in IBM i from x86 Linux, but this problem cause to stay in x86 server for DevOps tools.


Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Feb 18, 2019

    The COMMON Europe Advisory Council (CEAC) has reviewed this requirement and recommends that IBM view this as a medium priority requirement that should be addressed.

    Background: The CEAC members have a broad range of experience in working with small and medium-sized IBM i customers. CEAC has a crucial role in working with IBM i development to help assess the value and impact of individual RFEs on the broader IBM i community and has therefore reviewed your RFE.

    To find out how CEAC help to shape the future of IBM i, see CEAC @ ibm.biz/BdYSYj and the article "The Five Hottest IBM i RFEs Of The Quarter" at ibm.biz/BdYSZT

    Therese Eaton – CEAC Program Manager, IBM

  • Guest
    Dec 14, 2018

    Due to processing by IBM, this request was reassigned to have the following updated attributes:
    Brand - Servers and Systems Software
    Product family - Power Systems
    Product - IBM i
    Component - Languages - Other
    Operating system - IBM i
    Source - Client

    For recording keeping, the previous attributes were:
    Brand - Servers and Systems Software
    Product family - Power Systems
    Product - IBM i
    Component - IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers
    Operating system - IBM i
    Source - Client

  • Guest
    Dec 11, 2018

    You can do the combination RDi - Git - IBM i Projects... works perfect and your sources remain in source members as before.

  • Guest
    Dec 7, 2018

    I will vote for anything that bring IBM i closer to DevOps. So not only COBOL but everything related to the build process - also old DDS for that matter.