Through the use of API's or the use of either QCAPCMD, QCMDEXC or system(). Whichever one I favor at the time. I like the flexibility of QCAPCMD, but it takes a little longer to set up. Since Barbara showed us how to use RPG's PSDS to handle QCMDEXC better I've gotten rather fond of that one again over system(). How would you code the following in CL? callp(e) QCMDEXC(mycommand:cmdlen); Select; When exceptionid=*blanks; // everything is cool When exceptionid=YouCannotUseThatCommand; // oops security issue, alert the proper people When exceptionid=YouCannotAccessThatLibrary; // library issue When exceptionid=YouCannotAccessThatFile; // File issue Other; // now we have an opportunity for improvement EndSl; The following? MYCOMMAND ... MONMSG CPF###1 EXEC(DO) ... ENDDO MONMSG CPF###2 EXEC(DO) ... And what happens if an intermediate command in the first MONMSG triggers a different MONMSG condition? Once you get a few lines of code in there it get's tough to associate what triggered off what MONMSG. I just find using the API's encourage a more structured model. And thus may encourage you to trap for more error conditions. Sort of like assuming an error on a read was due to the fact that the record was not found. When it could be any number of conditions: you forgot to open the file, a trigger program aborted the read, etc. And especially since most people using CL probably also use SEU it's not that the code will be spaced nice, (read as "imbedded do loops"). Rob Berendt -- Group Dekko Services, LLC Dept 01.073 PO Box 2000 Dock 108 6928N 400E Kendallville, IN 46755 http://www.dekko.com Pat Barber <mboceanside@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent by: midrange-l-bounces+rob=dekko.com@xxxxxxxxxxxx 03/17/2004 05:51 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 Just a small question.. How do you constuct complicated job streams with many programs ? I assume you have job streams of some sort. rob@xxxxxxxxx wrote: > I think these new CL enhancements are nice. However it may be too late. > I've already gotten as much away from CL as possible. I find the > flexibility in RPG, more functionality with the API's, etc the way to go. _______________________________________________ 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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