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Languages - CL (Control Language)

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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...
about 6 years ago in IBM i / Languages - CL (Control Language) 5 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...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Languages - CL (Control Language) 2 Not under consideration

Qualified data structures in CLLE

When defining a data structure in CLLE with DCL STG(*DEFINED), allow subfields to be defined as qualified in a similar way to RPG. e.g. DCL &STRUCT *CHAR(100) DCL VAR(&SUBFIELD) TYPE(*CHAR) STG(*DEFINED) + LEN(2) DEFVAR(&STRUCT 1) QUAL...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / Languages - CL (Control Language) 1 Planned for future release

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 7 years ago in IBM i / Languages - CL (Control Language) 5 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...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Languages - CL (Control Language) 8 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 6 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...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Languages - CL (Control Language) 3 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...
over 5 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

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 3 years ago in IBM i / Languages - CL (Control Language) 5 Future consideration