About this workshop

This workshop explains the CL basics to any developer understanding the IBM i basics

Skills to be learned

  • Understanding CL programs

This workshop covers the following topics

  • Example programs
  • Elements in a CL program
  • Declare and change variables
  • Expressions – built-in functions
  • Control processing in CL
  • Other commands
  • References – finding help

Course materials

  • Handouts and presentation containing all commands and functions used in the example programs


  • Any developers 


  • Understanding IBM i basics
  • Some experience in using Rational Developer for i
  • Recent version of Rational Developer for i installed on your PC
  • Connection available to your IBM i environment
  • Provide some representative example CL programs to be explained


  • 0,5 day