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Status Future consideration
Workspace IBM i
Created by Guest
Created on Dec 6, 2018

STRDBG can not show values for arrays that are indexed by (*)

When using STRDBG to debug a RPG program there is a problem when you want to display an array that is indexed by (*).

For example this program:
D nbr s 10i 0 dim(10)
C eval nbr(*) = 1234
C eval *INLR = '1'
C return

If you put the cursor on the field nbr(*) and press F11 to display the content or type eval nbr(*) you get the error CPF7E12 Identifier does not exist.

If you drop the (*) and type EVAL nbr then you are shown the values:
NBR(1) = 1234
NBR(2) = 1234
NBR(3) = 1234
NBR(4) = 1234
NBR(5) = 1234
NBR(6) = 1234
NBR(7) = 1234
NBR(8) = 1234
NBR(9) = 1234
NBR(10) = 1234

Use Case:

eval nbr(*) or putting the cursor over nbr(*) and pressing F11 should work in the same way as eval nbr

Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Apr 21, 2023

    I hope you will prioritize this enhancement soon because it is really irritating.

  • Guest
    May 5, 2021

    IBM understands this request and will use this as we prioritize future enhancements.

  • Guest
    Apr 30, 2020

    IBM understand this request and is planning delivering in a future release.

  • Guest
    Apr 29, 2020

    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 - Application Development
    Operating system - IBM i
    Source - None

    For recording keeping, the previous attributes were:
    Brand - Servers and Systems Software
    Product family - Power Systems
    Product - IBM i
    Component - Languages - CL (Control Language)
    Operating system - IBM i
    Source - None

  • Guest
    Dec 20, 2018

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