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Status Is a defect
Workspace IBM i
Created by Guest
Created on Jun 28, 2019

Checkbox for option does not support 27x132 display size

if a checkbox is used in a subfile, at V7R2 it does not support 27x132 display size. Throws a compilation error for fields located outside 74 position.


Use Case:

The checkbox - a versatile function available on green screen is not usable when the display size is 27x132. It requires a single field to be defined after the check box, but if the field size exceeds 74 characters it throws an error.


Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Apr 17, 2020

    This is a defect best I can tell. Still not sure we would invest in correcting

  • Guest
    Jul 8, 2019

    Hi Jason,

    Transitioning to Web - has been a goal which we have always advised to our customers. End of the day it boils down to a business approval. However having said that, the enhancement to the checkbox functionality will help in smooth transition to Web, since conversion tools/utilities can understand the use in the green screen.

    Right now - we can translate 5250 screens to Web at a faster pace if the screen has similar features.

  • Guest
    Jul 1, 2019

    I highly doubt it's in our best interest to keep adding enhancements to the 5250 interface. Especially when you can use the web. I would recommend that the customer move to a more modern interface.

    Jason