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The Format Qualified Command  command allows CL source to  be formatted
so any  qualified commands begin in position 14  of the source with the
command  name.  The / is placed in  position 13 and the library name to
the left.   This aligns  the command  names for easier  reading of  the
source.  The  command prompter formats a qualified  name so the library
name begins in position 14.

FMTQLFCMD  defaults to *CHECK  to allow  a review of  what would happen
if *CHANGE was specified.

Any labels in the source followed  by data will be flagged and are  not

A  specific,  generic,  or  all  members   of  a  source  file  may  be
processed.   Only  source members with  a type  of CLP, CLLE,  or CLMOD
are processed.  Other source types are bypassed (a count occurs).

You  must  have   *CHANGE  authority   to  the  source   file  to   use

A typical command would be:


Because the  default  is OPTION(*CHECK),  no changes  would  occur.   A
listing  would be  displayed  of each  statement that  had  a qualified
command  that would be changed.   If a qualified command already begins
in  position  14,  the command  is  not  listed.    Both  the  old  and
reformatted versions would be displayed.

If you want to make the proposed changes, you would specify:


The parameters  for the  command are shifted  to begin in  position 25.
This  is the  position used by  the prompted  for unqualified commands.
For example:

            14          25
             .           .

                 would become

            14          25
             .           .

FMTQLFCMD Restrictions

  **   Only source files  are supported up  to a record  length of  112

  **   Only CLP, CLLE, and CLMOD source are processed.

  **   Valid source must exist.

  **   The command  is not  searched for  if it  begins after  position

  **   Any  labels (a  label ends  with  a ':')  without a  command are
       ignored.  Any labels  followed by data  will not be  reformatted
       and are flagged.

  **   Any comments prior to the command such as:

              /* xxx */ QSYS/RTVJOBA ...

       are lost  when the reformatting  occurs.  Trailing  comments are

FMTQLFCMD escape messages you can monitor for

None.  Escape messages from based on functions will be re-sent.

FMTQLFCMD Command parameters                          *CMD

   SRCFILE       The   qualified  name  of   the  source  file   to  be
                 formatted.   The  file name  defaults to  QCLSRC.  The
                 library value defaults to  *LIBL.  A specific  library
                 or *CURLIB may also be used.

   MBR           The member to be formatted.

                 The default is *ALL for all members.

                 A specific  member or a  generic member name  may also
                 be specified.

   OPTION        The option to be used.

                 *CHECK  is the default  meaning a  listing is produced
                 which describes the  changes that would  be made.   No
                 changes occur.

                 *CHANGE may  be specified to cause  formatting changes
                 to the  source if a statement has  a command name that
                 does not  begin in  position 14.   A  listing is  also

   OUTPUT        How  to output  the  results.   *  is the  default  to
                 display  the spooled  file if  the command  is entered
                 interactively.   The spooled file  is deleted after it
                 is displayed.

                 If  the command  is  entered  in batch  or  *PRINT  is
                 specified, the  spooled file  is output  and retained.


See the previous section.


The following TAA Tools must be on your system:

     CHKDBFMBR       Check data base file member
     CHKGENERC       Check generic
     CHKOBJ3         Check object 3
     CVTMBRLST2      Convert member list 2
     EDTVAR          Edit variable
     HLRMVMSG        HLL Remove message
     RSNLSTMSG       Resend last message
     RTVSYSVAL3      Retrieve system value 3
     SNDCOMPMSG      Send completion message
     SNDESCINF       Send escape information
     SNDESCMSG       Send escape message
     SNDSTSMSG       Send status message


None, the tool is ready to use.

Objects used by the tool

   Object        Type    Attribute      Src member    Src file
   ------        ----    ---------      ----------    ----------

   FMTQLFCMD     *CMD                   TAACMFM       QATTCMD
   TAACMFMC      *PGM       CLP         TAACMFMC      QATTCL
   TAACMFMR      *PGM       RPG         TAACMFMC      QATTRPG

Added to TAA Productivity tools January 15, 2011

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