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
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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


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