IBM Sterling Ideas

Shape the future of IBM!

We invite you to shape the future of IBM, including product roadmaps, by submitting ideas that matter to you the most. Here's how it works:

Post your ideas

IBM is transforming its request for enhancement (RFE) process. The purpose of the transformation is to provide a more consistent experience for you to submit requests and to enable IBM product owners to respond to your requests more quickly. For more information click here.

Start by posting ideas and requests to enhance a product or service. Take a look at ideas others have posted and upvote them if they matter to you,
1. Post an idea
2. Upvote ideas that matter most to you
3. Get feedback from the IBM team to refine your idea

Help IBM prioritize your ideas and requests

The IBM team may need your help to refine the ideas so they may ask for more information or feedback. The offering manager team will then decide if they can begin working on your idea. If they can start during the next development cycle, they will put the idea on the priority list. Each team at IBM works on a different schedule, where some ideas can be implemented right away, others may be placed on a different schedule.

Receive notifications on the decision

Some ideas can be implemented at IBM, while others may not fit within the development plans for the product. In either case, the team will let you know as soon as possible. In some cases, we may be able to find alternatives for ideas which cannot be implemented in a reasonable time.

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.
  • Guest
  • Jan 9 2018
  • Not under consideration
DeveloperWorks ID DW_ID65753
RTC ID RTC_ID455547
Link to original RFE http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/rfe/execute?use_case=viewRfe&CR_ID=65753
  • Admin
    Luke Raiano commented
    21 Aug, 2020 05:39pm

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

  • Admin
    Luke Raiano commented
    19 May, 2020 05:49pm

    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 commented
    14 Nov, 2018 06:58pm

    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.

  • Admin
    Luke Raiano commented
    14 Nov, 2018 04:32pm

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

By clicking the "Post Comment" or "Submit Idea" button, you are agreeing to the IBM Ideas Portal Terms of Use.
Do not place IBM confidential, company confidential, or personal information into any field.