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Languages - CL (Control Language)

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Long variable names in CLLE

Allow variables to be defined with names longer than 10 characters in CL. This will allow CL code to be more readable and potentially reference long column names in tables.
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Languages - CL (Control Language) 2 Planned for future release

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...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Languages - CL (Control Language) 4 Not under 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...
about 4 years ago in IBM i / Languages - CL (Control Language) 3 Not under consideration

Add PGM parameter to Command Definition (CMD) command

On CRTCMD, PGM parameter defines the command processing program (CPP) for the command being created. Add this parameter to the CMD definition statement so the CPP can be coded within the command source. Today, the CPP must be specified each time t...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Languages - CL (Control Language) 2 Planned for future release

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 ...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Languages - CL (Control Language) 3 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...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / Languages - CL (Control Language) 2 Not under consideration

CL Variables are still stuck with the 32K limit

As of release 6.1, RPG was already modified to have character variables up to 16M. But the CL language is still stuck with the 32767 character limit. Use Case: Passing parameters from CL to RPG and vise versa.
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Languages - CL (Control Language) 4 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 3 years ago in IBM i / Languages - CL (Control Language) 1 Not under consideration

RETURN value from REXX Procedure to CL/ILE via STRREXPRC

Thank you IBM for providing an easy means of passing parameters *to* a REXX procedure via the STRREXPRC command. However, unlike the CALLPRC command, there is no RTNVAL parameter on the STRREXPRC command to provide an easy means of receiving a val...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Languages - CL (Control Language) 1 Not under consideration

Please provide for date and signed fields in CL programs

There is a need to be able to work with compatible fields in CL, RPG and display files. I use date fields on the display to prompt for date parameters to run jobs in batch or even interactive jobs. This is true for jobs run from a IBMi command too...
almost 5 years ago in IBM i / Languages - CL (Control Language) 2 Not under consideration