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Status Not under consideration
Created by Guest
Created on Sep 4, 2017

REST/SOAP Web service parameters

Request to; increase max number of parameters passed when deploying service programs as web services.

When deploying a REST Web service based on a rpg service program (*srvpgm) the number of possible parameters passed is to low to be able to properly use post, put, get, delete etc... procedures in the source that translates to HTTP methods in the deployed REST web service. This counteracts the fundamental concept of REST web services.

The work around is then to create multiple source programs (*pgm) to create the same functionality and beeing able to pass adequate number of parameters. For example ISO20022 formats. But that then removes the benefits of using REST and the HTTP methods that comes with it.

Idea priority High
RFE ID 109882
RFE Product WebSphere Application Server
  • Admin
    Graham Charters
    Nov 15, 2021

    Thank you for the suggestion. The requirement does have merit, but looking at it with respect to our total backlog of requests we do not see sufficient interest in this enhancement to merit delivery any time in the foreseeable future. Given the unlikelihood that we would deliver this, we are declining the request rather than leaving it in an uncommitted state for an extended period of time. If you would like to discuss this decision further, please contact Graham Charters <>.