Actually a bulk of what can be done with iSeries Navigator, can be done via API calls. The biggest difference being two areas: I) Non display type commands (commands other than WRK...) When you code a command in CL you do commandname MONMSG And if you use multiple MONMSG to trap for messages it looks rather convoluted. When you use API's it's CALL API... Select; When ExceptionID=this; ... When ExceptionID=that; ... EndSl; Which I think is easier to follow. II) Display backs ( or WRK... type commands) Ok, everyone knows that designing screens take time. So rolling your own, versus a standard WRK... can be a pain. However these aren't the type of commands that you imbed into your "Let's setup a new system" or "nightly batch run" type of programs. I prefer the screen of iSeries Navigator. You can add different columns and sort by them on the fly, pretty cool. (View, Customize this view). With the API's you have the flexibility to do many of the functions that iSeries Navigator does. But then you can do it on a screen (5250) guaranteed to scare off potential customers. Rob Berendt -- Group Dekko Services, LLC Dept 01.073 PO Box 2000 Dock 108 6928N 400E Kendallville, IN 46755 http://www.dekko.com Vern Hamberg <vhamberg@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent by: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx 03/17/2004 02:35 PM Please respond to Midrange Systems Technical Discussion <midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx> To Midrange Systems Technical Discussion <midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx> cc Subject Re: Scoop on v5r3 CL enhancements Unfortunately for what you want (and I, too), these changes are not additional CL commands but additional CL programming constructs. Nonetheless, I'm thrilled to see what is already in place - and there's even more in the works, as I understand it. Vern At 12:50 PM 3/17/2004 -0500, you wrote: >Weren't there some things that were only configurable through Ops, er >iSeries Navigator, not CL? I hope they added commands to do some of those >things. That always bugged me. The loops and stuff I could improvise with >IFs and GOTOs. Regardless, I am glad they're still putting some emphasis on >CL. > >-Marty _______________________________________________ This is the Midrange Systems Technical Discussion (MIDRANGE-L) mailing list To post a message email: MIDRANGE-L@xxxxxxxxxxxx To subscribe, unsubscribe, or change list options, visit: http://lists.midrange.com/mailman/listinfo/midrange-l or email: MIDRANGE-L-request@xxxxxxxxxxxx Before posting, please take a moment to review the archives at http://archive.midrange.com/midrange-l.
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