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Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories Languages - RPG
Created by Guest
Created on Mar 20, 2019

Program Dump enhancement

In RPG program dump, it highlights the error description, procedure name, Statement in Error line # ect at the top page.

It will be more helpful if the dump can also provide the variable name that had the issue on the top of the dump.

This is useful so we don't have to find the right version of the source and try to generate the compile list to find the actual line of code and the variable that caused the problem.

Use Case:

We had an decimal error in one program and it generated the program dump.

However, the environment had an older version of the code that's deployed a couple of weeks ago to the environment. It's pretty hard for us trying to find the old source and the associated file sources and generate the proper compile list.

Due to this, we had a hard time trying to identify which statement and variable actually caused the issue.

Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Mar 21, 2019

    Unfortunately, it's not possible for the formatted dump to indicate which variable has the issue. That information is not available to the RPG-runtime function that produces the dump.

    So this RFE is being declined.

  • Guest
    Mar 20, 2019

    Attachment (Use case): Sample decimal data error program dump