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Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Created by Guest
Created on May 19, 2018

RDi : Debug to be enhanced to work with DBGENCKEY

It is not possible in RDi (as of to debug a program or service program that was compiled with a debug encryption key on DBGENCKEY. When this is attempted, it throws a CRRDG3031E error saying the listing could not be opened.

Once this error has occurred, I have experienced problems trying to continue to debug or use RDi, as you receive repeated Internal Errors and java.lang.NullPointerException error messages. This leads to having to restart RDi to correct the situation which causes delays. It's also difficult to avoid stepping into this problem if you're working with large/complex applications that have been compiled this way.

Enhance RDi so that it can debug programs/service programs that have DBGENCKEY specified.

Use Case:

When attempting to debug an encrypted program or service program, it should alert user that it's encrypted, and provide user a form to enter encryption key. If key is correct, debug should continue. If key is incorrect / not known / not entered, it should not cause any problems. User should still be able to continue with debug once call stack returns, and RDi shouldn't experience any NullPointer exceptions.

It would be a really nice feature if RDi was able to store known debug keys in it's encrypted store, and you could just select the correct key when encrypted source is encountered. Very handy if working with multiple clients/environments that leads to many different keys.

Idea priority High
  • Guest
    Jun 18, 2020

    This RFE is a duplicate of another RFE. See RFE101817( for current status.

  • Guest
    May 31, 2018

    Although the theme of this request is consistent with our business strategy, it is not committed to the release that is currently under development.