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The Command Interface is almost the same for the last 30 or more years !
Here are some simple stuff to improve and modernize a bit the command interface:
1. Handle and edit dates. 2. Edit codes and edit words for numeric variables. 3. When prompting - F4 to display parameter options, ability to click on an option instead of typing. 4. Ability to search keywords or options of the command and the Help interface of the command. 5. Avoid the need to define twice the command parameters: once in the program and afterwards in the command. Allow to put the CMD and PARM operations in the HLL programs. That would automatically create both - the program and the command, or just one unified object that will be able to be called or commanded. 6. When documenting program references by DSPPGMREF, include user defined commands. 7. Allow to issue commands with their keywords directly from RPG, not through QCMDEXC interface (see REQ 102457). 8. Since the screen for the command is not designed by the programmer, it is the system that designs it, why not do some smart design and make it GUI. (VALUES will become radio buttons, Etc.)
Example: When prompting for CPYF or OVRXXX cmd it takes some time until user finds the necessary parameter. Provide Search option on command and UIM HELP screens.
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