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Add AUTO-PROMPT job attribute for F9=Retrieve(d) CL Commands on Enter

When using the IBM i command entry F9 or F8 to retrieve a prior CL command, I would like a job attribute that controls whether or not that CL command can be run directly via Enter or Prompted on Enter. This would give us an "Are you sure" failsafe...
3 months ago in IBM i / Languages - CL (Control Language) 1 Not under consideration

Provide a CL Command Parameter Option for Required when INTERACTIVE

some CL command parameters can be designated as MIN(1) which makes them have a value before the command may be run. We need a way to set parameters to REQUIRED when they are run interactively vs batch. Add a RQD parameter (or similar) to PARM stat...
6 months ago in IBM i / Languages - CL (Control Language) 2 Not under consideration

Deliver a Generate List of Menu Options API

Standard (legacy?) IBM i menu object create a *MSGF that contains the Menu options as a MSGID entry. These menu options can be retrieved using the QMHRTVM easily.However our UIM-based IBM menus have no such equivalent and therefore present a probl...
6 months ago in IBM i / Languages - CL (Control Language) 7 Not under consideration

Command (CRTCMD) to also run SQL stored procedures and functions

Today you can create commands to be used from command line and build them into CL programs. CL commands works as parameter wrappers and calls programs. It will be great if the command concept also could be extended to be able to directly call SQL ...
8 months ago in IBM i / Languages - CL (Control Language) 3 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...
11 months ago in IBM i / Languages - CL (Control Language) 3 Future consideration

Provide a PARSE_CL_STMT SQL UDTF that returns parms and values

It would be great to have a way to check CL command options similar to how we do today with PARSE_STATEMENT for SQL statements.The ideal candidate would return the parameters (kwd names) and the value the user passed to those parameter in a table ...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Languages - CL (Control Language) 5 Future consideration

Blob in CLLE

impossible to read in a clle pgm a file with a field blob Use Case: the mistake is in a clle pgm i want read a file who have a field blob without using this field in my pgm when you declare your file DCLF FILE(SFW_PROD) OPNID(ID3) ALWVARLEN(*YES) ...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Languages - CL (Control Language) 2 Not under consideration

Allow CL to Pass Strings to RPG OPTIONS(*STRING) Parameters

Please allow the CALLPRC command to pass a string to an RPG procedure parameter that is defined as POINTER OPTIONS(*STRING). Use Case: Currently, I still have to pass a pointer to such a parameter: dcl &p_code *ptr | chgvar &code 'AAT990' ...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Languages - CL (Control Language) 1 Not under consideration

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