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Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories Core OS
Created by Guest
Created on Nov 1, 2018

The limit of 9999 records in a subfile is more than 30 years old. Time to increase

There is some justifcation about the limit of 9999 for a subfile. It is more than 500 pages. To roll so many pages does not make sense.

But many have desinged programs that search subfiles, sort the subfile, print the subfile,
see also request https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/rfe/execute?use_case=viewRfe&CR_ID=102953

Therefore big subfiles are useful even if the user cannot reach to the end of the subfile.

Maybe the limit should be 999,999,999 records.


Use Case:

When the subfile reaches 9999 records it crashes the program. The limit is way back in the old S38 days.


Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Mar 12, 2019

    IBM does not plan to implement this request at this time.

  • Guest
    Feb 21, 2019

    Accepting this request, will greatly improve the use of subfiles, and it will make more sense the following request:
    https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/rfe/execute?use_case=viewRfe&CR_ID=102953