Topic: Recent additions to modern CL language


Date: Tuesday, May 30th, 2023 avatar for Simon Hutchinson
Time: 6:00 PM EDT
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Presentation: Recent additions to modern CL language

The CL programming language is under appreciated and is used by many as just a JCL. In the past few releases a lot has been added to CL that gives the IBM I programmer an alternative to doing everything with RPG or Cobol. (This will include any additions to CL that will come in TRs between now & the conference)

From the President

Dear Members:

Can you believe the holidays are already here. Where is 2022 going? We have a lot to be thankful for this year. IBM i continues to provide new tools, improvements and add something for everyone. It’s exciting to be back out and about face to face again. We’re hoping to get a date for MITEC scheduled. Stay tuned. We’ll post information as soon as we have updates.

Student Meet and Greet

Our recent “Student Meet and Greet” event was a great success.  We were very pleased to have 27 students participate and many organizations looking to connect with student resource and colleges including IBM i curriculum.  As a result several connections have been made and conversions are in progress.  If you weren’t able to make it on January 25th and would like to connect with the students and/or schools that participated send an email to Laura at  There is a great bunch of students ready, willing and able to become the next generation on IBM i.   We are planning some future similar events and will keep our community updated on events.

We’re excited to have a very awesome and useful topic for our February meeting.  Thank you to Simon Hutchinson for all he does for the community.  If you haven’t done so already you should visit and sign up for Simon’s site  Simon ha been serving the community for many years through his blog.  We appreciate that Simon is presenting in February.  We all use spool files in one form or another.  Fewer and fewer companies over the years are printing hard copies but instead are working with electronic copies of spool files.  Simon is going to share insight into how you can go even further in what you can extract from spool files with tools that everyone has available on IBM i.  The meeting will be held in virtual format through GoToMeeting only.  We hope you’ll join in and look forward to seeing you there.

In March we’ll have John Wescott from IBM presenting Streaming/Replicating Db2i Data into “The Cloud”.    IBM continues to deliver new solutions to the IBM I community needs.  Join us in March to find out more of how you can make use of the cloud with DB2 data.

COMMON will be held in Colorado this Spring April 24th through 27th.   Check out flight prices from DTW to Colorado and you may think twice about participating.  Flights are very affordable.   COMMON has a robust agenda, as always, and plenty to offer for everyone.  Visit for details.

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We’ll look forward to seeing you at our virtual February meeting.  If you have topics, presenters or specific presentations that you’d like to see presented through SEMIUG don’t hesitate to reach out to any of the SEMIUG board.


President, Southeast Michigan iSeries User Group
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