Here below is a little program to retrieve help text - in this case, for
the MBROPT parameter of CPYF - yes, I know it IS in CL!
This QUHRHLPT API puts XHTML into a variable - this program uses a
pointer to a user space - somewhere it says to use an extensible user
space - left as an exercise for the reader.
I found a post from a few years ago, where I said that the results
didn't seem all that helpful - I've changed my mind.
Default parameter values ARE marked in the XHTML - here is the pertinent
line or 2 to show this -
Note the <u></u> in the first line - this is the default value -
underlined, as it has always been in help text.
I'm sure there are some other things to be careful of, but this one is
wrapped in a <dt></dt> tag, too, so that might be enough to narrow
Here's the source - enjoy!!
DCL &USPTR *PTR ADDRESS(*NULL)
DCL &RCVVAR *CHAR 5000
DCL &RCVVARLEN *INT 4 5000
DCL &FMTNAM *CHAR 8 'RHLP0100'
DCL &HLPIDS *CHAR 80
DCL &HLPID *CHAR 32 STG(*DEFINED) DEFVAR(&HLPIDS 1)
DCL &HLPOBJ *CHAR 10 STG(*DEFINED) DEFVAR(&HLPIDS 33)
DCL &HLPLIB *CHAR 10 STG(*DEFINED) DEFVAR(&HLPIDS 43)
DCL &HLPTYP *CHAR 10 STG(*DEFINED) DEFVAR(&HLPIDS 53)
DCL &HLPIDCNT *INT 4 1
DCL &HLPTXT *CHAR 5000 STG(*BASED) BASPTR(&USPTR)
DCL &HLPTXTLEN *INT 4 5000
DCL &EC *CHAR 8 X'0000000000000000'
DCL &USNAME *CHAR 20 'HELPTEXT QTEMP '
DCL &USSIZE *INT 4 5000
DCL &USINIT *CHAR 1 X'00'
CHGVAR &HLPID 'CPYF/MBROPT'
CHGVAR &HLPOBJ 'QHCPCMD1'
CHGVAR &HLPLIB '*LIBL'
CHGVAR &HLPTYP '*PNLGRP'
CALL QUSCRTUS (&USNAME 'HELPTEXT' &USSIZE &USINIT '*ALL' ' ' '*YES' +
CALL QUSPTRUS (&USNAME &USPTR &EC)
CALL QUHRHLPT (&RCVVAR &RCVVARLEN &FMTNAM &HLPIDS &HLPIDCNT &HLPTXT +
On 2/25/2014 2:39 AM, Flensburg, Carsten wrote:
There's an example of the QCDRCMDD part of the equation to be found here:
From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Vernon Hamberg
Sent: 25. februar 2014 00:23
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: Re: Printing cmddft's
As Chuck mentions, there is the QCDRCMDD - Retrieve Command Description
- API. This can give you either an XML file or a variable with XML of the various "elements" in the source used to create the command.
And it does give the default as it is - not as delivered or not as the source may specify.
Now if you are talking about IBM commands, you COULD use a roundabout way to get to the default of the original - get the help text, which always shows the original default as an underlined value.
I dug around, and there is an API - Retrieve Help Text (QUHRHLPT) API - this puts out an XML with what the help looks like - it might give you whether something is a default and would not be affected by CHGCMDDFT.
I also see there is a Java class (CommandHelpRetriever) that can be called in QShell - it uses these 2 APIs, apparently - and it's from IBM.
On 2/24/2014 3:58 PM, fbocch2595@xxxxxxx wrote:
How is that done? Wouldn't dspcmddft be a good thing to have so you know what dft's have been changed...like wrksysval?
From: rob <rob@xxxxxxxxx>
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion <midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Mon, Feb 24, 2014 4:55 pm
Subject: Re: Printing cmddft's
It is possible to list all IBM commands that have had CHGCMDDFT ran on
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