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Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Created by Guest
Created on Dec 15, 2021

Command (CRTCMD) to also run SQL stored procedures and functions

Today you can create commands to be used from command line and build them into CL programs. CL commands works as parameter wrappers and calls programs.

It will be great if the command concept also could be extended to be able to directly call SQL stored procedures and SQL functions

Today you can do this by creating a program that calls the procedure, however it is a necessary step that only acts a boilerplate. It will be much cleaner to simply invoke the stored procedure directly from a OS command.

Note that the RTVVAR feature of commands is important to get data back from procedures and functions


Use Case:

CRTCMD CMD(HELLO) PGM(*SQLROUTINE) SQLTYPE(*PROC) SQLROUTINE('myschema.hello')

where SQLTYPE can be *PROC or *FUNC

The parameters for the commands is declared as usual in the member in QCMDSRC as it would be for any other CL/RPG/C/COBOL program.


Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Jan 12, 2022

    The comment below is missing two central points:

    1) that return values can not be handled with RUNSQL, which was the main goal.

    2) Also that this RFE will potentially bring a lot SQL functionality to the CL language. All SQL build in scalar function could potentially become CL commands : ie ENCRYPT_ , REGEXP_ etc.

  • Guest
    Jan 10, 2022

    The RUNSQL CL command allows an SQL statement to be run directly from an interactive green screen session or from within a CL program without needing a source file. The RUNSQLSTM commands allows to run a group of SQL statements from an IFS file or source physical file.
    https://www.ibm.com/docs/en/i/7.4?topic=environments-using-runsql-cl-command
    https://www.ibm.com/docs/en/i/7.4?topic=ssw_ibm_i_74/cl/runsqlstm.htm

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

  • Guest
    Dec 21, 2021

    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 - COMMON

    For recording keeping, the previous attributes were:
    Brand - Servers and Systems Software
    Product family - Power Systems
    Product - IBM i
    Component - Core OS
    Operating system - IBM i
    Source - COMMON