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Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Created by Guest
Created on May 13, 2018

Simple option to hide command special value

PARM of CMD has the option to specify special values.
Those special values appear first in the list of the values in the CHOICE prompt.
We would like to have the option to hide some or all special values from appearing in the CHOICE text.

Use Case:

Sometimes we use the special value for backward compatibility of values.
The deprecated values are now SPCVAL.
But once they are SPCVAL, they become the first listed in the CHOICE text when the command is prompted.
We don't want them to appear at all (because they are deprecated) or appear at the end of the list.
Yes, we can use the CHOICE constant or MSGID, or CHOICEPGM, but this is not "simple" as well as the special values still appear when you press F4 on the parameter on the command prompting

Idea priority Low
  • Guest
    Apr 16, 2020

    IBM has determined this is a very specific use case where their also appears to be work arounds and other options.