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Creating new user profiles on the iSeries

I have written a CLP to create a standard for creating new user profiles on the iSeries.

I am pulling key parameters from a data file and passing them as parameters rather than hard code the values.

When I run:
DCL VAR(&INLPGML) TYPE(*CHAR) LEN(10)
DCL VAR(&INLPGMP) TYPE(*CHAR) LEN(10)

CRTUSRPRF USRPRF(&VDUSER) PASSWORD (&TMPPSWD) PWDEXP(&PWDEXP)
STATUS(&STATUS) USRCLS(&USRCLS) INLPGM((&INLPGML *TCAT '/' *TCAT INLPGMP))

I get message CPD0078 Value 'JDFOBJA73/' for parameter INLPGM not a valid name.

I first tried using one 20 position parm. That did not work either. All of the other parms get passed fine.


The INLPGM parameter in the command CRTUSRPRF isn't a "LIST" of items; it is a qualified object name. When you use double parentheses ((some value)) this indicates a "LIST" of items. For example, the SNDNETMSG command uses a list for the TOUSRID parameter:

 SNDNETMSG MSG('Send this message to many users...') +
            TOUSRID((USER1 SYSTEM1) + 
                    (USER2 SYSTEM1) +
                    (USER33 SYSTEM8) + 
                    (USER98 SYSTEM66))  

The correct syntax for the INLPGM parameter of the CRTUSRPRF command would use single parentheses:

INLPGM(&INLPGML *TCAT '/' *TCAT INLPGMP)

I hope this helps... Good Luck!

PS - Have you considered creating a "model" user profile with all your defaults and then using RTVUSRPRF in your CLP to retrieve them from this model for use in the CRTUSRPRF command?

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