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Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories Languages - RPG
Created by Guest
Created on Mar 29, 2016

New keyword OVR in DCL-F.

In stead of OVR command before OPEN it would be usefull set an RPG field with OVR command.

Use Case:

DCL-F qSysPrt PRINTER OVR(myOvrCmd);
DCL-S myOvrCmd VARCHAR(255);
myOvrCmd = 'OUTQ(' + myOutQ + ') HOLD(*YES) SAVE(*YES)';
OPEN qSysPrt;

Idea priority Low
  • Guest
    Mar 27, 2017

    I see it was closed. Maybe it was to hard to do all the things of the OVRxxxx.

    Maybe do it on a one to one basis, like compiling options:


    Theese 2 options are very useful for me.

    Other options - later.

  • Guest
    May 9, 2016

    IBM does not intend to provide a solution to this request at this time, so it is being closed.

  • Guest
    May 5, 2016

    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 - None

    For recording keeping, the previous attributes were:
    Brand - Servers and Systems Software
    Product family - Programming Languages
    Product - RPG Compiler
    Component - Product functionality
    Operating system - IBM i
    Source - None

  • Guest
    Apr 13, 2016

    On the surface this seemed like a good idea as I did like the EXTFILE() keyword but I stopped using EXTFILE() because I could not supply more attributes to the overridden file. However, after having a couple issues with reporting programs in job streams that accidentally ended up getting higher level override attributes that were not wanted we made a guide line to OVR, OPEN, DLTOVR for the generic printer file definitions like QSYSPRT, PRINT, etc.

    As long as this new OVR feature would be only for the file its attached to when opened and cannot translate to later job stack open calls the way normal OVRPRTF's do then I would like this.

  • Guest
    Mar 30, 2016

    Creating a new RFE based on Community RFE #86085 in product RPG Compiler.