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Status Delivered
Created by Guest
Created on Sep 20, 2018

Allow longer string compares in Modal Logic in C:D Z/OS processes

See PMR 23729,060,618

In Connect Direct z/OS Processes a recent NF Apar allowed to check Variables 



But this is limited to 8 char according to our findings in PMR 

"The description should have noted that when using &variable format, the value must still conform to the 8 character limit since the IF statement is evaluating it as if it were a LABEL."


This restriction should be removed  to e.g. allow to check a 44char dataset-name.

What is your industry? Banking
How will this idea be used?

Will be used in Connect Direct Processes

  • Admin
    Sep 8, 2023

    This enhancement has been implemented in Connect:Direct v6.3. Hence marking this as delivered. Thank you for your patience.

    Product Management

  • Admin
    Chris Sanders
    Feb 22, 2019

    Thank you for opening this enhancement request with IBM.  I've reviewed this with my team and we are in agreement that adding support for more than 8 characters would be beneficial.   I will accepted this request as an uncommitted candidate and will look to add it to our roadmap moving forward.


    Chris Sanders

    Connect:Direct Offering Manager