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Languages - CL (Control Language)

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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' ...
about 2 years 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...
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / Languages - CL (Control Language) 2 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...
about 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...
about 3 years ago in IBM i / Languages - CL (Control Language) 2 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 3 years ago in IBM i / Languages - CL (Control Language) 1 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

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

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