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ACTIVE_JOB_INFO: Add how long job has been at DSPW

Not ready to leap into QINACTITV. Would rather analyze ACTIVE_JOB_INFO first. Trying to see how long a job has been in DSPW status. Use Case: High Availability: Lock on spool files conflicting with replication software.Security: Are they leaving t...
almost 4 years ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 3 Not under consideration

Message Queue is FULL!!! Request for CPF2460 to return a fully qualified Message Queue name.

Some of our third party applications use non-user message queues that GO CLEANUP can not clean up. After time, these message queues fill up and can no longer be extended. This will cause the application using the message queue as an event driver t...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 4 Future consideration

Enhance QMHRTVM with Message_ID

QMHRTVM is used to return the 1st and 2nd level message text for a specific MSGID from a *MSGF. However, API formats RTVM0300 and RTVM0400 are the only formats that return the actual MSGID of the message being retrieved. Formats 100 and 200 do not...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 3 Not under consideration

wrkjobscde table

Hi IBMer, In order for us to process the wrkjobscde table, we have to output to a spool file, then feed it in into a program, etc which is rather awkward. Would you be kind to please provide a facility for us to query the table entries of workjobs...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 3 Not under consideration

Add compiler option to check Date Format Validity (Years 2040, 2071).

As of 2040 all 6 digits dates will crash the program or give invalid resutls! And as 2071 May 10, all 7 digits dates in format *CYMD will crash! The problem is due now when using future dates, like expiration date or due date. Add a compiler optio...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 8 Not under consideration

WRKJOB & DSPJOB OPTION(*OPNF): Showing I/O details

WRKJOB OPTION(*OPNF)andDSPJOB OPTION(*OPNF)default to showing you scoping data, unless you perform the following action:CRTDTAARA DTAARA(QUSRSYS/QDMDSPOFIO) TYPE(*LGL) AUT(*USE) TEXT('DSP/WRKJOB OPTION(*OPF) I/O Details first')Then it will default...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 2 Not under consideration

Enhance QMHRTVM Retrieve Option parm with *GE

The QMHRTVM (Retrieve Message) API has a so-called "Retrieve Option" parameter that controls whether the MSGID is returned or the Next MSGID is returned from the MSGF. Please add a *NEXT or *SAME option, meaning *GE (Greater Than or Equal) option ...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 3 Future consideration

RTVSYSVAL variable length requirements

IBM i, currently at V7R4M0. Created CL program to retrieve the QSYSLIBL and QLURLIBL system values. Compiled without errors. When manually calling the CL program, the following error message was received. Additional Message Information Message ID ...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 3 Future consideration

Ability to filter CPI1150 "not waiting for specific message" MSGW jobs

We use mostly SQL calls to monitor our IBM i partitions.A common issue we come across on various partitions is jobs that are in status MSGW but are not waiting for a specific message (CPI1150 when you put a 7 on them in WRKACTJOB). These jobs are ...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 4 Future consideration

Allow sending printed output to an existing stream file.

When over-riding a printer file to send output to a stream file, if the stream file exists message CPF4208 is sent. Use Case: We are using the TOSTMF and WSCST parameters of the OVRPRTF command to create documents in PDF format and emailing them. ...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 4 Not under consideration