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Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories IBM i Access Family
Created by Guest
Created on May 13, 2024

Provide for passing of variables to CL commands.

There is a huge need to be able to pass variables to CL commands in a SQL script in RSS. 

This is the statements in error:

CL:DPOBJLIB/FLT855KTST ORDER(659239);-- generate a spreadsheeet

I am unable to to pass a variable to the CL program call.  This is used often and would be a great help in reducing the amount of places in a script where the order number (in this example) would have to be keyed in. This is a smaller script.

Thank you.

Idea priority High
  • Guest
    May 14, 2024
    Thank you for submitting your Idea to enhance IBM i Access Client Solutions (ACS). What you suggest would be very useful, but not something we will be able to provide anytime soon. However, there is a way to accomplish what you want to do today. Here?s an example using what you provided:

    drop variable oprutllib.cl_order_to_spreadsheet;
    create variable oprutllib.cl_order_to_spreadsheet varchar(128);
    set oprutllib.cl_order_to_spreadsheet = 'DPOBJLIB/FLT855KTST ORDER(' concat trim(oprutllib.MacPac_SO) concat ')';
    CALL QSYS2.QCMDEXC(oprutllib.cl_order_to_spreadsheet);