Add Powerful Generic Processing to Your Applications
November 9, 2011 Ted Holt
Each month I perform a ritual by which I attempt to placate the gods Sarbanes and Oxley. One task involves repeatedly selecting a certain menu option, filling the entry fields with different values each time. What an annoyance. Fortunately there are ways to eliminate repetition programmatically, and the use of generic names is one such way.
A generic name is one that ends with the asterisk wild-card. Many CL commands accept generic parameters. I have written about this before.
But when you want to run a certain command over a group of objects, and the command does not allow a