Jeff, Is it feasible to make a new version of the utility, with the *CHAR 10 parameter, and gradually switch the calling programs to this new version? That's what we do when a change in parameter (number, type, length, ... ) is too extensive to do in one sweep. HTH, Peter Colpaert Application Developer PLI - IT - Kontich, Belgium ----- Yoda of Borg are we. Futile is resistance, assimilated will you be. ----- "Jeff Crosby" <jlcrosby@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent by: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx 09/11/2006 15:02 Please respond to Midrange Systems Technical Discussion <midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx> To "'Midrange Systems Technical Discussion'" <midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx> cc Subject CL Program parm size change I have a command/cl utility where I need to change the size of the 1st parm from *CHAR 7 to *CHAR 10. This utility is pervasive, being called from 283 places (yea, it's proved very useful <g>). I cannot change the utility first because it will immediately break. (Trust me on this, the current version of the utility uses the SPCVAL differently than what the new version will.) In my testing, it appears that I can call this utility command with the calling program's variable being defined as *CHAR 10 (and the utility's still being defined as *CHAR 7) and it works. Therefore I could change all 283 locations as time permits, then change my utility. Does this sound reasonable? Thanks.
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