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Status Future consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories Languages - Other
Created by Guest
Created on Sep 27, 2021

ADD ACTGRP Parameter to CRTBNDC CL Command

When compiling a C source file member using CRTBNDC command, the generated *PGM object is assigned an Activation Group of *NEW.
Please add the ACTGRP (Activation Group) Parameter to the CRTBNDC command so we can assign the activation group and compile/creation time.


Use Case:

When building C programs that are then used as SQL EXTERNAL programs (i.e., the program that runs behind an SQL Function) they are _required_ to use ACTGRP(*CALLER). Today if we use C and then compile the all-in-one source member using CRTBNDC the *PGM object has an Activation Group attribute of *NEW an thus it can't be used by SQL.


Idea priority High
  • Guest
    Nov 29, 2021

    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 23, 2021

    The CAAC has reviewed this requirement and recommends that IBM view this as a medium priority requirement that should be addressed. This should be implemented for consistency between languages.

    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

    Nancy Uthke-Schmucki - CAAC Program Manager