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Performance Explorer to run without lots of security changes

As a developer in a secure environment, I am unable to run all of the Performance Explorer commands without errors. This tool seems geared towards developers, yet it has some odd security requirements that prevent a developer from using it. If I h...
7 days ago in IBM i / Application Development 0 Submitted

Reconsider XMLTOOLKIT (5733XT2)

I learned that IBM plans to end support for XMLTOOLKIT (5733XT2). As far as I know, this product is the only option available, if you want to create xml with RPG when you need to create elements dynamically. Please reconsider further development o...
13 days ago in IBM i / Application Development 1 Submitted

To be able to export process approval data

This would be useful so that you can pull data together on all the maps that you have and you could see which maps have been approved, the date that they were approved and whom by. This would benefit editors in being able to identify which process...
4 months ago in IBM i / Application Development 2 Under review

Enhance the DSPFD Command by adding a MBR (member) parameter to control the TYPE(*MBRLIST) member list results.

When using DSPFD in CL programs, it would be nice to have an additional parameter that controls the output of the generated member list when TYPE(*MBRLIST) is specified. For example: DSPFD FILE(QGPL/QRPGLESRC) TYPE(*MBRLIST) OUTPUT(*OUTFILE) OUTFI...
5 months ago in IBM i / Application Development 1 Not under consideration

STRDBG should build the QGPL/QTESxxxxxx *DTAQ with appropriate authority for job QTESDBGHUB to access it.

When STRDBG is run interactively, it creates a data queue QGPL/QTESxxxxxx to communicate with the QTESDBGHUB job (the server process for the graphical debugger). This is created with the current job user as the owner, and *PUBLIC is granted the de...
6 months ago in IBM i / Application Development 1 Future consideration

Remove SEU product offering

With the availability of numerous modern development platforms, SEU should be removed from the next release of IBM i. This would help facilitate the acceptance of modern practices and tooling.
8 months ago in IBM i / Application Development 6 Future consideration

Add a BREAK on EXCEPTION to STRDBG environment

When debugging an exception error that can cause the debugged program to end is sometime encountered. However if no breakpoint is established at that stmt, the program just ends. This is most notable in RPG IV and compiled SQL/PL. Add a "Pause on ...
12 months ago in IBM i / Application Development 3 Future consideration

Modern ILE C++ Compiler (at least C++11) and future support

We need a modern ILE C++ compiler (at least C++11). Furthermore this compiler should be frequently updated within a IBM i release. In order to be able to provide our software long term for the IBM i platform, we would also need support for newer v...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Application Development 7 Future consideration

Support *DEC and *LGL Data Areas on QXXCHGDA API

The QXXCHGDA currently supports only *CHAR data areas. While non-*CHAR data areas are rare, it would be helpful to have QXXCHGDA or perhaps a contemporary form of it (QWCCHGDA?) handle all data area types, which includes *LGL and *DEC. Use Case: L...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Application Development 6 Future consideration

Add All DATE FORMATS to QSYSINC.MIH(MIDTTM)

The QSYSINC/MIH/MIDTTM include member does not include a supported "date" format codes for the _CVTD MI instructions. Many are missing entirely. Please add them to this C include member so that we don't have to code them ourselves. Use Case: Tying...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Application Development 2 Future consideration