At 03:14 PM 7/15/98 +0700, you wrote:
>Hello All,
>I'm a beginner to CL programming. I've seen several program on magazine
>using SPCLVAL or SNGVAL parameter on the CMD file.
>I have look at the IBM Redbooks but cannot get a clear understanding of
>the definition and usage of those two paramater comparing to DFT value
>or by just using VALUES.
>Any help will be higly appreciate. Thanks !

The documentation about IBM commands is very poor.

Two techniques that I have used to study IBM command source is TAATOOL
where the source is provided.  Also there is a free tool at the NEWS/400
site that retrieves command source, and if I see something I want to mimic
in an IBM command, I retrieve the source.

SPCVAL (special value) is a way to use a non-name value in a name field.
In other words, I have a library name, and I would like to specify *ALLUSR.
 Although the example I have sited typically uses only one library, there
no reason why a list could not be the object.  SNGVAL (single value) is a
special way to say that although there is a list, if I want to enter an
certain value like a special value, but if that value is the only value
that I would want to be specified, calling it a SNGVAL, means that it must
be the unique value specified in a list.  An example of this would be the
values on the LIB (library) parameter, where although 300 libraries can be
entered, if *ALLUSR, *IBM or *NONSYS are specified, they must be unique.

Al in Rochester.



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