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Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Created by Guest
Created on Nov 28, 2017

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.


Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Nov 30, 2021

    IBM does not intend to provide a solution to this request at this time, so it is being closed.

  • Guest
    Apr 28, 2020

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

  • Guest
    Apr 22, 2020

    Due to processing by IBM, this request was reassigned to have the following updated attributes:
    Brand - Servers and Systems Software
    Product family - Power Systems
    Product - IBM i
    Component - Languages - CL (Control Language)
    Operating system - IBM i
    Source - None

    For recording keeping, the previous attributes were:
    Brand - Servers and Systems Software
    Product family - Power Systems
    Product - IBM i
    Component - Application Development
    Operating system - IBM i
    Source - None

  • Guest
    Nov 30, 2017

    The CAAC has reviewed this requirement and recommends that IBM view this as a low priority feature. With the way some programmers use RPG and CL, they would want the higher limit for CL as well as RPG.

    Ending for every comment:
    Background: The COMMON Americas Advisory Council (CAAC) members have a broad range of experience in working with small and medium-sized IBM i customers. CAAC has a key role in working with IBM i development to help assess the value and impact of individual RFEs on the broader IBM i community, and has therefore reviewed your RFE.

    For more information about CAAC, see www.common.org/caac

    For more details about CAAC's role with RFEs, see http://www.ibmsystemsmag.com/Blogs/i-Can/May-2017/COMMON-Americas-Advisory-Council-%28CAAC%29-and-RFEs/

    Dawn May - CAAC Program Manager