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Status Delivered
Workspace IBM i
Categories Languages - RPG
Created by Guest
Created on Aug 9, 2016

CRTBNDRPG should additionally support CCSID parameter

Eclipse Orion and Git now support RPG Source located in IFS, which will be tagged with CCSID 1208 or UTF-8 as default. On the other hand, the RPG compiler (CRTBNDRPG command) doesn't support CCSID parameter and is not compatible with IFS located RPG source today. We want to resolve this shortcoming.

Use Case:

We can have OSS based RPG projects in complete manner.

Idea priority High
  • Guest
    Sep 28, 2016

    .PTFs are available for 7.1, 7.2, and 7.3 to add a new TGTCCSID parameter to the CRTBNDRPG and CRTRPGMOD commands.

    The PTFs are
    7.1 SI62580
    7.2 SI62604
    7.3 SI62605

    Specify TGTCCSID(*JOB) or specify a numeric value such as TGTCCSID(5035) or TGTCCSID(37) to compile Unicode source. To compile SQLRPGLE source, use the RPGPPOPT and COMPILEOPT parameters of the CRTSQLRPGI command, for example RPGPPOPT(*LVL1) COMPILEOPT('TGTCCSID(*JOB)').

    Please note: If you apply or remove these PTFs, any changes you have made to command defaults for the CRTBNDRPG or CRTRPGMOD commands will be lost, and you will have to change the defaults again.

    For more information about the TGTCCSID parameter, see this RPG Cafe wiki page:

  • Guest
    Sep 19, 2016

    IBM will use 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
    Aug 11, 2016

    Creating a new RFE based on Community RFE #92809 in product IBM i.