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Application Development

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DATFMT(*JOBYY) for date fields in DDS

We want to control the format of our date field dynamically depending on a country or user setting. Normally you can use the DATFMT keyword to set the date's format. And all formats are supported. Our idea was to use DATFMT(*JOB) because we wanted...
7 days ago in IBM i / Application Development 0 Submitted

SRCSTMF parameter for CRTDSPF

As we are using more and more modern ways and tools to develop our software, it really hurts that one has to copy DDS sources to a member in a temporary source physical file in order to be able to create a display file. I’m pretty sure that it wou...
about 1 month ago in IBM i / Application Development 2 Submitted
123 VOTE

Develop Visual Studio Code Extension for RPG

Visual studio code is one of the most code editor used all around the world. What I want is an extension for Visual Studio Code to use it as RPG Editor. You could implement one of this extension: https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/items?itemName...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 18 Future consideration

Create an API for Code Coverage SEP

Getting Code Coverage with a Service Entry Point (SEP) is only possible through interactive processes with RDi. Having the same feature through API would enable to work in a CI/CD pipeline.
4 months ago in IBM i / Application Development 4 Submitted

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 ...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 3 Future consideration

Fix NetServer jobs to start with AUTOSTART(*YES)

Problem: Netserver jobs do not autostart with CHGTCPSVR SVRSPCVAL(*NETSVR) AUTOSTART(*YES). This issue has been reported in some CASEs and others.Customers are guided to add STRTCPSVR *NETSVR to QSTRUPPGM. Fix NetServer jobs to start with AUTOSTAR...
11 months ago in IBM i / Application Development 1 Submitted

Support the very latest C and C+ Compilers natively as IBM i targeted Compilers

The ability to use C and C++ on IBM i is becoming increasingly frustrating as new C++ class libraries have been introduced and implemented in C++ variations on ALL OTHER OPERATING SYSTEMS. The decades-old Spec used for native IBM i development is ...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 7 Future consideration

support externally described programs and service programs

Program objects (*PGMs, *MODULEs, *SRVPGMs) should support "reflection" so that the interface(s) are "visible" so that it is no longer necessary to hand code and maintain "/COPY book members" (1960s technology.) Back around V5R2, IBM began adding ...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 8 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...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 8 Future consideration

HTTP logging of HTTP_GET_VERBOSE and HTTP_POST_VERBOSE

When consuming a web service using the SQL based HTTP_GET_VERBOSE and HTTP_POST_VERBOSE, it would be extremely helpful to get a full log of the HTTP communication to the web service much like the LIBHTTP tools allowed for. Currently there is a way...
5 months ago in IBM i / Application Development 1 Submitted