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RPG Cafe: Spring 2017 enhancements
Several RPG enhancements for 7.2 and 7.3:
- Nested data structures
- %MAX and %MIN
- ILE RPG compiler: SI63821
- ILE RPG compiler: SI63822
- ILE RPG compiler, TGTRLS(V7R3M0): SI63964
The PTFs are also available with Db2 for i Fixpacks. DB2 PTF group SF99702 (Level 16 or higher) for 7.2 and DB2 PTF group SF99703 Level 4 (or higher) for 7.3. See Technology Updates/page/Db2 for IBM i 2017 Group PTF Schedule.
Nested data structures
Code nested data structure subfields directly, without needing to use LIKEDS. https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/ssw_ibm_i_73/rzasd/freesubfield.htm#freesubfield__nested
%MAX and %MIN
New built-in functions %MAX and %MIN. https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/ssw_ibm_i_73/rzasd/bbmaxmin.htm
New parameter *FULL for the ALIGN keyword. ALIGN(*FULL) extends the length of a data structure so that the length is a multiple of the data structure's alignment. https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/ssw_ibm_i_73/rzasd/dalign.htm
RDi 9.6 supports these new features.
Documentation in the Knowledge Center
The ILE RPG Reference and ILE RPG Programmer's Guide in the 7.2 and 7.3 Knowledge Center are updated with full information about these enhancements. Start at the What's New Since 7.2 or What's New Since 7.3 section in the Reference.
- 7.2 Reference: What's new since 7.2: https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/ssw_ibm_i_72/rzasd/rpgrelv7r2post.htm
- 7.3 Reference: What's new since 7.3: https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/ssw_ibm_i_73/rzasd/rpgrelv7r3post.htm
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11 December 2019