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October 26, 2012 | Volume 9 Issue 43


TOP STORY: Cool Things: The Select STMF Utility
FEATURED ARTICLE: The CL Corner: A CL Command to Scan for a String of Characters
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Feature Article - Programming
Cool Things: The Select STMF Utility

Take advantage of this simple IFS file access utility.            

mike faustWritten by Mike Faust

Do you have an application that reads a data file from the IFS? This utility will allow your application to prompt the user to select the file to be processed. The utility is made up of an RPGLE program (SELECTSTMF) and a display file (SLCTSTMFFM). Figure 1 shows the main screen for SELECTSTMF.


Feature Article - Programming
The CL Corner: A CL Command to Scan for a String of Characters

Find a character pattern within a variable.

bruce viningWritten by Bruce Vining

Last month, in "A CL Command to Scan for Characters," we built the command Scan Characters (SCNCHR). The SCNCHR command returns the position of the first character within a CL variable that is found in a list of search-for values. This month, we'll look at how to provide a Scan String (SCNSTR) command.


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