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Change CRTRPGPGM command to allow debug option *SRCDBG

I have a few customers who have OPM code that cannot be migrated to ILE. The conversion needs a huge project and the company is phasing in ILE as code slowly. Some code cannot be converted to ILE immediately especially if its an active program. Us...
almost 4 years ago in IBM i / Languages - CL (Control Language) 3 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...
about 4 years ago in IBM i / Languages - CL (Control Language) 4 Future 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...
about 4 years ago in IBM i / Languages - CL (Control Language) 4 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

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

Enhance CL/ILE CALLPRC command to support External Programs

Via prototype and the EXTPGM keyword, RPG/ILE is able to invoke external programs using the CALLP op code. This has several advantages over the RPG CALL op code and I would like to be able to use at least one of those advantages in CL/ILE programm...
almost 5 years ago in IBM i / Languages - CL (Control Language) 5 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.
about 5 years ago in IBM i / Languages - CL (Control Language) 4 Not under consideration

Command CVTDAT crash for dates after May 09 2071

Any dates after May 09 2071, regardles of the date format are not accepted in CVTDAT command. Use Case: (V6R1) DCL VAR(&DATE1) TYPE(*CHAR) LEN(8) + VALUE('20710510') DCL VAR(&DATE2) TYPE(*CHAR) LEN(10) CVTDAT DATE(&DATE1) TOVAR(&DA...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Languages - CL (Control Language) 3 Future 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)
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / Languages - CL (Control Language) 4 Future consideration

Provide a default value for the INCFILE parameter of CRTCLxxx commands to search libl for INCLUDE source mbrs in QCLSRC files

The CL INCLUDE command capability is great but a little clunky because the CRTCLxxx commands' default option of INCFILE(*SRCFILE) is a very limiting default option to work with. In order for the CRTCLxxx commands to search the library list for INC...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Languages - CL (Control Language) 7 Not under consideration