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Status Future consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories Web Serving
Created by Guest
Created on Mar 2, 2021

Web service REST - JSON

Good evening,
I created through Web Administration for i, a rest service that receives a parameter containing a JSON string, with numerous defined keys. The web service is associated with a rpg service program, which receives the JSON parameter converted within a Ds.
If the JSON contains an undefined tag in the ds of the RPG the call to the service ends with an error 500. I need of a parameter in the REST service configurator that allows you to ignore the "excess" fields, such as "allowextra" or "allowmissing" of the xml-into command.


Use Case:

In the support case ID associated, you can find a savf, with my case inside. I use only 10 % of the JSON key that are described.


Idea priority High
  • Guest
    Nov 30, 2021

    IBM understands this requirement and will consider it as a future enhancement

  • Guest
    Aug 16, 2021

    The CEAC has reviewed this requirement and recommends that IBM view this as a MEDIUM priority requirement that should be addressed. We can see how a change like this could improve the use of this function but as you can code around this issue, we feel there are other tasks we would prefer IBM to focus upon in the short term.

    Background: The COMMON Europe Advisory Council (CEAC) members have a broad range of experience in working with small and medium-sized IBM i customers. CEAC has a crucial role in working with IBM i development to help assess the value and impact of individual RFEs on the broader IBM i community and has therefore reviewed your RFE.

    To find out how CEAC help to shape the future of IBM i, see CEAC @ ibm.biz/BdYSYj and the article "The Five Hottest IBM i RFEs Of The Quarter" at ibm.biz/BdYSZT

    Therese Eaton – CEAC Program Manager, IBM

  • Guest
    Jul 27, 2021

    The CAAC has reviewed this requirement and recommends that IBM view this as a medium priority requirement that should be addressed. Although there are work-arounds, since web services is a key direction for use on IBM i, this RFE should be considered for implementation.

    Background: The COMMON Americas Advisory Council (CAAC) members have a broad range of experience in working with small and medium-sized IBM i customers. CAAC has a key role in working with IBM i development to help assess the value and impact of individual RFEs on the broader IBM i community, and has therefore reviewed your RFE.

    For more information about CAAC, see www.common.org/caac

    Nancy Uthke-Schmucki - CAAC Program Manager