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Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Created by Guest
Created on Feb 14, 2019

Increase maximum combined length of all fields in DSPF

We are using ProfoudUI, which creates Rich Display files.

They are stored in DSPF member types, and are compiled as such (but utilize OpenAccess instead of 5250).

Unfortunately, DSPF has a maximum record length of all variables of 32763 bytes - which is adequate for 5250, but when trying to utilize some other features that Profound's software offers (such as Dropdown boxes), it can quickly use up the 32763 bytes, and depending on the size of the application, render Dropdown boxes unusable.

The compile listing throws a CPD7879.

I was wondering if this limit could be removed - or at a minimum, have a new parameter on the compile command that allows for larger record lengths (to maintain compatibility with native 5250 screens).

Even though we are using Profound's Visual Designer, the creation of the DSPF is still handled by IBM's compiler - so it appears that IBM will need to be involved to remove this limitation

Use Case:

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Idea priority Low
  • Guest
    Jul 6, 2020

    IBM has no plans on providing this update at this point.