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Status Future consideration
Workspace IBM i
Created by Guest
Created on Mar 30, 2017

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)


Idea priority Low
  • Guest
    May 6, 2020

    This is still on our list but with low priority, we won't get to it in the next release.

  • Guest
    Dec 20, 2018

    IBM agrees with the request and a solution appears to be desirable and feasible. IBM intends to provide a solution. However, IBM's plans may change and no commitment is made that a solution will be provided.

  • Guest
    Nov 1, 2017

    IBM has received this requirement and is evaluating it. IBM will provide a response after evaluation is complete.

  • Guest
    May 24, 2017

    If implemented, it would also need to be accessible within control statements such as IF.