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Status Not under consideration
Categories Other
Created by Guest
Created on Jan 9, 2018

enhanced PARSE function

In order to use the new PARSE function as a replacement for the old RUN(submap) constructs, the PARSE function should have similar behavior as RUN(submap). This essentially requires 2 enhancements:

1.) We need to pass arguments to PARSE like "-F21 -Z28", so that PARSE will use the same error handling as our current RUN(submaps). Overriding the trace settings is also used very often, e.g. "-TIC1", as well as specifying audit settings like "-ADEU=audits" and workspace parameters like "-P512:512". Basically PARSE should be able to handle all these parameters.

2.) PARSE should throw errors and set LASTERRORMSG as well as LASTERRORCODE, so that we can use it in a VALID(PARSE(), FAIL()) construct.
DeveloperWorks ID DW_ID65753
Link to original RFE
  • Guest
    Aug 21, 2020

    This request is beyond the scope of what the PARSE function is designed to offer.

  • Guest
    May 19, 2020

    Upon code review, we believe the VALID function should return the needed response. Can step through your use case here? What do you consider a failure? Input Invalid should show up int he VALID function. Input Valid, but unknown data found, would likely not.

  • Guest
    Nov 14, 2018

    Hi Luke. No, PARSE does not throw errors. The only way to check if PARSE worked successfully is to check if a mandatory field in the target is NONE.

  • Guest
    Nov 14, 2018

    1) is being investigated
    2) This function was first released in WTX 8.4.1 and should work as identified above.