- score27Currently Planned
An idea raised by a couple of customers at the recent Edge conferences this week is to have a local PERFORM capability in an action block. The concept is that you can specify a named local block of code in the action ...
All relations in Gen fall into one of the following categories: Fully Mandatory, Fully Optional, Partially Mandatory, Denormalized (no direct relationship) I believe that modelling these properties allows ...
We would like Gen to support multiple monitor configurations. With more and more developers using laptops with external monitors as well this is becoming a common configuration and therefore support for this is a requ...
- score22Currently Planned
Although you can go to a given statement number in an action diagram, it would be helpful if statement numbers were displayed in the action diagram as well. Note that this idea came from the members of the Eur...
- score18Not planned
When coding a readeach, it would be nice to have the where clause allow the coder to select a local group view that may have been populated elsewhere in the program. For example, Readeach Customer where...
The restriction to use varchar-fields with a max length of (not fully) 4K was (as far as I know) bound to the fact that especially the supported DBMS Oracle has had a limited datatype-portfolio. Since Oracle 12c this...
- score18Currently Planned
Through generation and packaging, allow a common action diagram to be implemented as a stored procedure for the target database. Note that this idea came from the members of the European user groups at the use...
The Farpoint Tab control ocx that was previously support by CA Gen is no longer supported by its vendor and there are no suitable replacements that work with CA Gen 8.5 for developing GUI windows. I think you CA...
Would like to see the Client Server Encyclopedia (CSE) offered on the Linux platforms. Currently it is offered on Windows and Unix (HP and AIX) in Gen r8.5. Note: Just within the month of October (2015),...
"Support" for IE11 whether on Windows 8.1 or Windows 7 appears to be limited to a Quirks document mode as the <!doctype> declaration is not supported. This forces IE11 to run in a IE5 compatibility mode....
Many of the dialog boxes displayed while using the CA Gen toolset have long lists of items. It would be very helpful if each of the dialogs with lists provided a method of filtering the list so that fewer choice...
- score15Not planned
Although you can use the IN and BETWEEN clauses in the READ / READ EACH statement, it would be helpful if you could also use those clauses in any relational expression (such as in IF statements). Note that thi...
Currently, it is a tedious process to create a TIMESTAMP from a DATE and TIME value. Would like an action diagram function that would return a TIMESTAMP given a DATE and TIME as parameters so that it is possible...
- score14Currently Planned
Most people use Group Views for their repeating rows. However, it is possible to specify Cardinality 1, or alternatively a 'NON-Repeating' Group View (sometimes called a 'Singleton' Group View). These are implem...
- score14Currently Planned
We would like to be able to see the current subscript for a RGV in the DTU. Currently you can only see LAST, not current.
When working with Action Diagramming, often I'll be looking to choose an Attribute View as the target of a SET, or a function for a parameter, or some other detail. As it currently stands, I get presented with...
- score13Under review
Gen runtime is a blackbox. In case of errors involving runtime modules, it is very difficult for Gen users to locate runtime errors. We cannot access any logs from the given runtime modules, so we can get any ...
Having versioning in the Gen Java runtime package causes a significant overhead at upgrade time due to the required regeneration of all the code which directly references those packages. Granted that regeneration may...
- score12Not planned
The length for numeric attributes is restricted to 18 digits. COBOL allows a maximum length of 31 digits if the compiler option ARITH(EXTEND) is set. Due to the fact that the compiled programs show performance benef...
In Gen window design it would be useful if we were able to set left, top, width and height properties via the keyboard for individual controls.