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Status Is a defect
Workspace IBM i
Created by Guest
Created on Apr 22, 2014

Implicitly defined DS subfield appears in outline as Unknown(0)

I am able to have a subfield in a data structure that does
not have a definition specified. The compiler determines the
definition at compile-time based on other fields that overlay the
field. However, the outline shows Unknown(0).

Below is an example of code that you should be able to paste in to
D Data Dim( 999 ) Ascend
D Cust# 6p 0 Overlay( Data: *next ) Inz
D Cycle 1a Overlay( Data: *next ) Inz
D DropCDRs n Overlay( Data: *next ) Inz
D TLRNRating n Overlay( Data: *next ) Inz

Use Case:

I use the outline all the time. Unknown(0) sticks out like a sore thumb.

Idea priority High
  • Guest
    Sep 14, 2015

    Due to processing by IBM, this request was reassigned to have the following updated attributes:
    Brand - Servers and Systems Software
    Product family - Programming Languages
    Product - Developer for Power Systems

    For recording keeping, the previous attributes were:
    Brand - Rational
    Product family - Design & development
    Product - Developer for Power Systems

  • Guest
    Jun 5, 2014

    This request for enhancement has been deemed a defect in our product, and an APAR already exists. Please refer to APAR # SE51958 and APAR # SE58744.

  • Guest
    May 20, 2014

    A preliminary evaluation of this request indicates that it is consistent with our business strategy. Further evaluation of this RFE is underway.