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Argument for a built-in function can be the result of another built-in function

I would like that the argument for a built-in function can be the result of another built-in function. For example if I was going to emulate a varying length variable then I can only get the total length of the fixed length variable, not the lengt...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Languages - CL (Control Language) 4 Future consideration

Allow CALLSUBR on EXEC() parm of global MONMSG

Currently, a global MONMSG can only have GOTO in the EXEC() parameter. With the addition of subroutines in CL, it would be beneficial to allow the CALLSUBR opcode in the EXEC() parameter to invoke a generic error handling routine. Use Case: Allowi...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Languages - CL (Control Language) 2 Future consideration

Copy To Archive File (CPYTOARCF) Enhancement

Please enhance the CPYTOARCF command so that it takes the specified directory as the root directory in the zip file. Example 1: CPYTOARCF FROMFILE('/home/raddatz/temp/ziptest')TOARCF('/home/raddatz/temp/ziptest.zip') In this case the first directo...
almost 4 years ago in IBM i / Languages - CL (Control Language) 4 Future consideration

WRKUSRPRF - search for part of name in description

I would like to have the possibility in WRKUSRPRF to search for a given string in the description of the user profile. If the users for example have the name Jens Petersen or Peter Jensen then I would like to be able to find them searching with th...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Languages - CL (Control Language) 8 Not under consideration

Call Command Parameter Logging in Job Log

When reviewing a job log to investigate an issue, if the user is running a CL program that calls another program with parameters, the call command is logged and a comment is added " /* The CALL command contains parameters */". It would be very use...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Languages - CL (Control Language) 5 Not under consideration

Add new function *BLANKS and *ZEROS on CLP

Implement a new function, on CLP language, to initialize a variable with Blanks or Zeros Use Case: DCL VAR(&CHAR) TYPE(*CHAR) LEN(1000) DCL VAR(&NUM) TYPE(*DEC) LEN(10 5) CHGVAR VAR(&CHAR) VALUE(*BLANKS) CHGVAR VAR(&NUM) VALUE(*ZEROS)
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Languages - CL (Control Language) 4 Future consideration

Add support for data structures in CLP

Provide the ability to declare data structures in the CLP language. Ideally both internally defined and externally defined (based on a physical file, like RPG). Something like ... DCLDS NAME(&DSNAME) DCL VAR(&SUB1) TYPE(*char) DCL VAR(&...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Languages - CL (Control Language) 11 Not under consideration

DCL variable length variables or CALLPRC passing *BYVAL2 or *BYVAL4

I would like the ability to declare a varying length character variable in CL. Just like in RPG. For example:DCL VAR(&VAR) TYPE(*CHAR) LEN(100)DCL VAR(&VAR) TYPE(*VARCHAR) LEN(100) DCL VAR(&VAR) TYPE(*VARCHAR) LEN(100000) DCL VAR(&...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Languages - CL (Control Language) 5 Future consideration

Allow value selection on command prompting

When prompting on a command, it might show a number of well known values, or present a list from a choice program, however the value must always be typed in again. It would be easier if the option was offered to select one of these values by posit...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Languages - CL (Control Language) 4 Not under consideration

Enhance PARM ELEM and QUAL statements to support 8-digit DATE value

When creating IBM and User-written CL commands, the PARM ELEM and QUAL statements are used to define parameters. Today the TYPE parameter of those statements supports *DATE. However it always passes the value into the command processing program (C...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Languages - CL (Control Language) 3 Future consideration