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RPG Cafe: LIKEDS allows a qualified name

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Abstract

RPG enhancement for the LIKEDS keyword with PTFs for 7.3 and 7.4.

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RPG Cafe: LIKEDS(qualified.name)

The LIKEDS keyword now allows a qualified name

PTFs for 7.3 and 7.4, available in May 2020

7.3:

  • ILE RPG compiler: SI73190

7.4:

  • ILE RPG compiler: SI73192
  • ILE RPG compiler, TGTRLS(V7R3M0): SI73193

The PTFs are also available with the Db2 for i Fix Packs of 15 May 2020. See Db2 for IBM i 2020 PTF Group Schedule.

Details

LIKEDS(ds.subf)

You can now specify a qualified name for the LIKEDS keyword.

          DCL-DS order_info QUALIFIED;
             num_orders INT(10);
             DCL-DS orders DIM(100);
                id INT(10);
                ...
             END-DS;
          END-DS;
          DCL-PR process_order;
             the_order LIKEDS(order_info.orders);
          END-PR;

RDi support

The next release of RDi will support this enhancement.

Documentation in the IBM Knowledge Center

The ILE RPG Reference and ILE RPG Programmer's Guide in the 7.3 and 7.4 IBM Knowledge Center are updated with full information about this enhancement. Start at the What's New Since 7.3 or What's New Since 7.4 section in the Reference.

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Document Information

Modified date:
27 July 2020

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