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Status Delivered
Workspace IBM i
Created by Guest
Created on May 31, 2016

Allow IFS as source for compiler source files

Provide the ability to compile all object types for the IBM i from IFS based source files. Then allow the git interfaces to push the source files from the IFS to a GIT repository.

Use Case:

When developing applications I cannot use the IFS to store all of my source code as only the C complier supports the use of a *STMF for the source. Having the ability to use the source stored in the IFS for all object types (CL,PNLGRP,MENU,CMD etc) would allow a simpler work environment for RDi.

Idea priority High
  • Guest
    Jun 12, 2019

    IBM believes that the request described has been solved. It has been delivered across several TR releases. Details can be found on the IBM i DeveloperWorks pages.

  • Guest
    Nov 20, 2018

    IBM is using this request as input to planning but no commitment is made or implied. This request will be updated in the future if IBM implements it. IBM will use votes and comments from others in the community to help prioritize this request.

  • Guest
    Jun 14, 2017

    The CAAC has reviewed this requirement and recommends that IBM view this as a high priority requirement that is important to be addressed. If we want to promote IBM i for modern development, we need to be able to compile more from IFS.

    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

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    Dawn May - CAAC Program Manager

  • Guest
    Sep 23, 2016

    I was pointed to this RFE from the following RDi forum post.

    So, although I've overcome my immediate problem and can now compile from the IFS by copying the stream file to a source member in QTEMP it would be preferable to allow the CRTxxx commands to include the SRCSTMF parameter.

    The CRTxxx commands we use at our shop are and don't currently support the SRCSTMF parameter:

    - Richard

  • Guest
    Jun 3, 2016

    Creating a new RFE based on Community RFE #89236 in product IBM i.

  • Guest
    Jun 3, 2016

    Due to processing by IBM, this request was reassigned to have the following updated attributes:
    Brand - Servers and Systems Software
    Product family - Power Systems
    Product - IBM i
    Component - Application Development
    Operating system - IBM i
    Source - ISV (Independent Software Vendor)

    For recording keeping, the previous attributes were:
    Brand - Servers and Systems Software
    Product family - Programming Languages
    Product - Developer for Power Systems
    Component - Other
    Operating system - IBM i
    Source - ISV (Independent Software Vendor)

  • Guest
    Jun 2, 2016

    >as only the C complier supports the use of a *STMF for the source.

    I am wondering if you can modify the description to be specific so IBM knows exactly what we are asking for? There are a number of other creation commands outside of C compiler that support *STMF (i.e. CRTBNDRPG, and CRTSRVPGM as of v7.3).


IFS compilation support

Add parameters to CRTCLMOD and CRTBNDCL to support compiling modules and programs using source code stored in the IFS similar to the SRCSTMF and INCLUDE parameters supported in ILE RPG, C, and C++. Use Case: Today we are able to store RPG, C, and ...
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / Languages - CL (Control Language) 3 Delivered