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Status Future consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories Db2 for i
Created by Guest
Created on Apr 18, 2023

Enhancements to RPGLE SQLTYPE

I would like to be able to define an SQLTYPE field as a TEMPLATE.

I would also like to be able to use a named constant for the SQLTYPE size parameter.

An example:

dcl-c $len_rcCLOB 2000000;

dcl-s t_rcCLOB sqltype(CLOB: $len_rcCLOB) template;

dcl-s Request like(t_rcCLOB);

dcl-s Response like (t_rcCLOB);

Request.DATA = BuildJSON(JSONSpecs: Request.LEN);

CallAPI(Request: Response);

// etc...

Idea priority Low
  • Guest
    May 4, 2023
    IBM will use this Idea as input to planning, but no commitment is made or implied. This Idea will be updated in the future if IBM implements it.
  • Guest
    Apr 19, 2023

    Some of the SQLTYPEs become data structures in the RPGLE code. So you should define Request and Response with DCL-DS and LIKEDS rather than DCL-S and LIKE.

    - Barbara Morris