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Status Delivered
Workspace IBM i
Categories Languages - RPG
Created by Guest
Created on Jun 21, 2017
Merged idea

This idea has been merged into another idea. To comment or vote on this idea, please visit IBMI-I-885 Provide %InList Built In Function.

For RPGLE enhance ability to list field values Merged

Modify RPGLE language to allow for testing of multiple values in a single field by entering a values list. Coding such as INLIST to include a values list or NOT INLIST to exclude a values list when testing of a single field. This would very similar to what is now used when coding a values list in SQL. After entering this request I also see Bookmarkable URL: that is similar.

Use Case:

If EnrollStatus INLIST (‘F','H','3','P','W');
… execute code

would replace something that would need coded as:

If EnrollStatus = ‘F'
Or EnrollStatus = ‘H'
Or EnrollStatus = ‘3'
Or EnrollStatus = ‘P'
Or EnrollStatus = ‘W';
… execute code

Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Aug 25, 2017

    This Will work only if EnrollStatus is 1 char. I would like to be able to scan for n-char len, plus number...

  • Guest
    Jul 5, 2017

    a If %Scan(EnrollStatus:‘FH3PW')>0; will do the trick tho

  • Guest
    Jul 1, 2017

    Your request is a duplicate of RFE 90446, Please use that RFE to cast a vote or add a comment.

  • Guest
    Jun 29, 2017

    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 - RPG
    Operating system - IBM i
    Source - Other

    For recording keeping, the previous attributes were:
    Brand - Servers and Systems Software
    Product family - Programming Languages
    Product - Developer for Power Systems
    Component - RPG/COBOL Development Tools
    Operating system - IBM i
    Source - Other

  • Guest
    Jun 22, 2017

    I think it is the same suggestion like this: