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Just a suggestion: SQL has a feature where you can use named parameters. I
suggest always to call by parameter name to avoid confusion:

call my_schema.my_procedure (my_parm=> 'my_value') ;

instead of:

call my_schema.my_procedure ('my_value') ;



This also solves complexity when you are using polymorph functions and
procedures.






On Sat, May 28, 2022 at 3:35 PM Birgitta Hauser <Hauser@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
wrote:

Hi Timothy,

I'd suggest to use the current version of IBM i Access Client Solutions
(ACS) and prompt then the CALL Command.
In the SQL Reference you'll find also the Syntax of the SQL Call Statement
documented.
https://www.ibm.com/docs/en/i/7.4?topic=statements-call

If you get an error, it could be because you passed a literal, that does
not
match the defined parameter. BTW 'X' is interpreted as VarChar(1) and not
Char(1).

CALL YourSchema.YourProcedure (Cast('1' as Char(1));

It also depends on if the parameter is an input, output or In/out
parameter.
For an output parameter you may pass a ? (but IIRK it does not work in
STRSQL only in ACS)

Mit freundlichen Grüßen / Best regards

Birgitta Hauser
Modernization – Education – Consulting on IBM i


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Subject: What is the syntax for calling a stored procedure from SQL command
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I want to test a stored procedure that has 1 parameter. I am do in
STRSQL.
Call XXXX ('XYZ') It has been used for quite a while, so I know
nothing
is wrong with the procedure.

What is the correct syntax for 1 char parameter?

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