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Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Created by Guest
Created on Nov 19, 2019

CRTSRCPF: Varchar SRCDTA, real date SRCDAT

CRTSRCPF needs an update. Please add an option for creating source data fields in varchar & use real dates for last mod date.

For bonus points, last mod date should be auto-generated. Extra bonus points if whitespace changes don't modify the date and column is hidden by default.

If modernizing the date field is too hard, then simply changing SRCDTA to varchar would be sufficient improvement for one RFE.

Use Case:

Writing code, producing the applications that generate all the sales.

Idea priority Low
  • Guest
    Mar 12, 2021

    .Thankyou for submitting, IBM has reviewed this request and has determine that this is not something we will be doing at this time. Requests are reviewed on a regular basis and may be considered in the future.