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RE: Prompt Override Program example using date & time?



fixed

That behavior comes from specifying MIN(1) on the PARM. That makes it a required parameter, and if you've not provided a value, the system will ask you for it.

Vern

At 02:50 PM 10/25/2004, you wrote:
But there are some commands that, if you were to just type in the command
without any parameters and you press Enter, it would prompt the command
anyway.  I.e., type in just CRTLIB on the command line, and press Enter.
The CRTLIB command is prompted.  I see this same type of behavior desirable
in my command.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx / Douglas Handy
> Sent: Monday, October 25, 2004 12:28 PM
<snip>
>
> PS - A common misconception is that a POP will supply a default value
> for a command.  The truth is that a POP is only called when a command
> is prompted.  If you run a command without prompting, the POP is never
> called and thus cannot supply values for any keywords.  So don't make
> the command processing program reliant on always having an explicit
> value -- you still may want a default such as *SAME for CHGxxx type
> commands or something like *TODAY for a date keyword on other
> commands.

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