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jerryte

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2011 12:34 am    Post subject: PARM or PARMS
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The manual for DB2 Commands give the below syntax for the RUN command.
Code:
RUN PROGRAM(?) PLAN(?) PARMS('?')

Notice that "PARMS" is plural while the other two options are singular. However I have discovered that it can also be coded as:
Code:
RUN PROGRAM(?) PLAN(?) PARM('?')

which is the singular form. The manual doesn't say anything about this. Really there is only one parm being passed in so the singular form makes more sense.

Do all IBM commands work this way ie. singular or plural form? Do they need to hire a linguist to help with the grammar? Thoughts? Comments?
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Bill O'Boyle

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2011 12:42 am    Post subject: Reply to: PARM or PARMS
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Could be similar to the method in which you can specify COBOL Figurative Constants, such as SPACE/SPACES, ZERO/ZEROS/ZEROES, LOW-VALUE/LOW-VALUES, etc....

Mr. Bill
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Ed Goodman

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 19, 2011 1:33 am    Post subject:
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Try "PLANS" and let us know.
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