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Status Delivered
Workspace IBM i
Categories Languages - RPG
Created by Guest
Created on Oct 21, 2020
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.

Provide %In BIF Merged

Please provide some sort of SQL "in" BIF in RPG to make it easier testing for multiple values. It would be nice if I could write;

If %In(Gender: 'M': 'F') instead of If Gender = 'M' or Gender = 'F'

This should work for any number of values, regardless of the datatype. Example;

If %In(VATCode: 0: 6: 12: 21);


Use Case:

Please provide some sort of SQL "in" BIF in RPG to make it easier testing for multiple values. It would be nice if I could write;

If %In(Gender: 'M': 'F') instead of If Gender = 'M' or Gender = 'F'

This should work for any number of values, regardless of the datatype. Example;

If %In(VATCode: 0: 6: 12: 21);


Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
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    Oct 22, 2020

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

    http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/rfe/execute?use_case=viewRfe&CR_ID=90446

  • Guest
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    Oct 22, 2020

    You have all of this with the new IN option - it is not limited to the %List either - it can apply to an array.

  • Guest
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    Oct 21, 2020

    The latest RPG announcement do have an IN operator, but you need to add the values to a temporary array first with the %LIST op code: https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/6342821