• PERFORM local action - F32434

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    Currently Planned
    33 votes
    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 ...
    DariusPanahy
    last modified by DariusPanahy
  • Add support for Left and Outer Joins - F32534

    score25
    Wish-Listed
    25 votes
    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 ...
    Langevin
    last modified by Langevin
  • Support multiple monitors in the toolset - F49119

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    Wish-Listed
    24 votes
    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...
    JCarter
    last modified by JCarter
  • Display statement numbers in the action diagram - F32431

    score22
    Currently Planned
    22 votes
    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...
    JCarter
    last modified by JCarter
  • Use a local group for IN clause - F32433

    score18
    Not planned
    18 votes
    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...
    Langevin
    last modified by Langevin
  • Extend GEN Varchar-Fields to 32K - F49118

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    Wish-Listed
    18 votes
    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...
    kl_seeger
    last modified by kl_seeger
  • Allow action diagrams to be implemented as stored procedures - F32432

    score18
    Currently Planned
    18 votes
    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...
    JCarter
    last modified by JCarter
  • Support for Tab Control in CA Gen for GUI - F32318

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    Wish-Listed
    17 votes
    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...
    bkelling
    last modified by bkelling
  • Linux CSE for Gen - F32706

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    Wish-Listed
    17 votes
    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),...
    Steve_Holton
    last modified by Steve_Holton
  • CA Gen Support for Newer Browser Standards - F24234

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    Delivered
    17 votes
    "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.&#...
    kevgo
    last modified by kevgo
  • Add filtering to dialog boxes

    score17
    Delivered
    17 votes
    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...
    JCarter
    last modified by JCarter
  • Allow IN and BETWEEN clauses in all relational expression - F49122

    score15
    Not planned
    15 votes
    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...
    JCarter
    last modified by JCarter
  • Action diagram function to convert from DATE and TIME to TIMESTAMP.

    score15
    Delivered
    15 votes
    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...
    JCarter
    last modified by JCarter
  • Repeating Group Views with Cardinality 1 - who else uses them? (F57118)

    score14
    Currently Planned
    14 votes
    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...
    JohnGymer
    last modified by JohnGymer
  • Add support for current subscript in DTU - F49120

    score14
    Currently Planned
    14 votes
    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.
    Britt-Marie
    last modified by Britt-Marie
  • Automatic filtering of Entity/Workset in Attribute View selection to only those containing matching Domain types

    score14
    Delivered
    14 votes
    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...
    Daniel_Stratton
    last modified by Daniel_Stratton
  • Simple debugging of CA Gen mainframe runtime modules - F40069

    score13
    Under review
    13 votes
      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 ...
    flm
    last modified by flm
  • Gen Java runtime versioning impact on upgrade overhead & lack of backward compatibility

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    Delivered
    13 votes
    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...
    Dan.Tan
    last modified by Dan.Tan
  • Extend the length for numeric attributes to 31 digits - F49125

    score12
    Not planned
    12 votes
    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...
    frank.gerschwiler
    last modified by frank.gerschwiler
  • Window design setting position and size properties via keyboard - F49123

    score12
    Wish-Listed
    12 votes
    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.
    alialci
    last modified by alialci