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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

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

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

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) 4 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

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' ...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / Languages - CL (Control Language) 1 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

New IMPORT parameter on DCLF command

Add new IMPORT parameter to the DCLF (Declare File) CL command so the fields would be initialized with an exported Data Structure from a Service Program or another Module Rules and Validations:-The new IMPORT parm would require a name up to 14 cha...
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / Languages - CL (Control Language) 3 Not under 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

CL Command to output .xlsx Excel Spreadsheet

Create a CL command to output an .xlsx Excel spreadsheet. Use Case: We are currently using a third party app that outputs to Excel but it's only in .XLS format. That company is barely hanging in and no longer offers any upgrades. Our business depe...
almost 4 years ago in IBM i / Languages - CL (Control Language) 4 Not under consideration