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Status Submitted
Workspace IBM i
Created by Guest
Created on May 7, 2023

CAnn/CFnn and ENTER key

1) Can we have CAnn / CFnn without resulting indicator and have *INnn itself as the default result indicator? (CA12 itself should be enough to say *IN12 as response indicator.)


2) Can we have Enter(*INxx) as a keyword similar to CAnn ?

It will help a straight forward coding for programmers. There is no explicit action for Enter key and usually after the check “if not Exit” and followed by “actions for all other keys”.

Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Jul 14, 2023

    The recommended method for Fn keys is to use either an INDDS (indicator data structure) with named subfields, like EXIT, REFRESH, ENTER, etc. or (the method I prefer and use) simply look at position 369 of the INFDS for the Fn key "scan code". Then use my FKEYS named constants (published in 1988 and free to all) and simply compare that subfield to a named constant, for example:

    IF (wsds.Fkey = F3);
    *INLR = *ON;

    Must more clear than IF (*IN12 = *ON); i mean, it isn't 1988 anymore, why ask for better indicator support?

  • Guest
    May 7, 2023

    I suggested some years ago a similar idea

  • Guest
    May 7, 2023

    It does not work that way.

    these are called "Function Key Indicators". they used to be in fixed format RPG and are still there in fixed format.

    All IBM needs to do is to translate them via type of Alias to free format reserved words *INFK01-*INFK24.

    I tried it some years ago to ask this from IBM and got refused.