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Status Future consideration
Workspace IBM i
Created by Guest
Created on Apr 1, 2020

Allow CALLSUBR on EXEC() parm of global MONMSG

Currently, a global MONMSG can only have GOTO in the EXEC() parameter. With the addition of subroutines in CL, it would be beneficial to allow the CALLSUBR opcode in the EXEC() parameter to invoke a generic error handling routine.

Use Case:

Allowing this would enable us to expand the use of structured programming in CL by utilizing global/generic error handling code in our programs.

Idea priority Low
  • Guest
    Apr 27, 2021

    The CAAC has reviewed this requirement and recommends that IBM view this as a “nice to have” low priority feature.

    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

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    Nancy Uthke-Schmucki - CAAC Program Manager

  • Guest
    Apr 29, 2020

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


Allow program-level MONMSG to EXEC(CALLSUBR...

Currently, a program-level MONMSG allows only GOTO to be specified in its EXEC. Please allow CALLSUBR to be used here as well. Use Case: MYPGM: pgm (parm1 ... dcl parm1 *char (10) dcl ... monmsg CPF0000 exec(callsubr ProcessError) <CL Code> ...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Languages - CL (Control Language) 1 Future consideration