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Work Management and Messaging

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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 2 years ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 3 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...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 3 Not under consideration

Command / SQL service to retrieve specific IPL attributes

Increased use of flash copy requires changes to IPL attributes before the copy has been made, to control the behaviour of the cloned partition. These changes need to be reverted on the parent partition to avoid unwanted behaviour at IPL. Althoug...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 2 Future 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 ...
over 3 years 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 ...
about 3 years ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 4 Future consideration

Log information to QHST when someone or something clears QSYSOPR message queue.

Makes it easy to identify who or what cleared the message queue.
9 months ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 1 Not under consideration

Provide a means to easily ascertain if a Subsystem (*SBSD) is currently registered to Exit Point "QIBM_QWT_JOBNOTIFY"

Our software relies heavily on the Job Notification Exit Point notifications but struggles when a job runs in a subsystem that is yet to be restarted since the exit point entries were added/changed. Currently, the only way to determine if jobs ent...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 2 Future consideration

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...
about 5 years ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 3 Not under 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. ...
almost 4 years ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 4 Not under consideration

Change QMHRCVM, QGYOLMSG and MESSAGE_QUEUE_INFO to return the same severity for immediate messages

Today the QMHRCVM API returns 0 (zero) for messages send by the SNDMSG command, whereas DSPMSG, the QGYOLMSG API and the MESSAGE_QUEUE_INFO SQL table function return 80. That is confusing, for example when using both APIs. From the documentation o...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 2 Not under consideration