System i CL Programming for Operators and Administrators

2 days


This course provides an introduction to Command Language (CL) programming for operators and system administrators. It is assumed that attendees have little or no programming experience. On completion, delegates will be able to write CL programs to perform operations and administrative functions.

NOTE: The content of this course is very similar to our CL Programming for Programmers course, however emphasis is placed on writing programs for an operations and system administration environment.


This course is intended for operators and system administrators with little or no programming experience.


Attendees should be familiar with the operating environment of the system and should have attended our iSeries/i5 Operations course, or have equivalent experience.

Course Outline

  • A quick introduction to SEU and PDM (if required).
  • CL Program Structure.
  • Coding Rules.
  • Variables.
  • Conditioning.
  • Parameters.
  • Sending Messages.
  • Expressions.
  • Substring.
  • External Information.
  • Data Areas.
  • Monitoring Messages.
  • Using Display Files.
  • Using Output Files from commands.

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Course Location Days Cost Date
Glasgow2 800 £800 2019-02-18
Birmingham2 800 £800 2019-02-18
Manchester2 800 £800 2019-02-18
Onsite2 1000 £1000 2019-04-25