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Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories Db2 for i
Created by Guest
Created on Mar 8, 2017

Object control level - user defined attribute not persistent

IBM provide an API QLICOBJD which allows us to set some of the attributes of an object. This API is an extension of the CHGOBJD command that only covers limited fields. We use this to store a reference to which object promotion job/date/user etc promoted the object i.e. *PGM or *FILE etc. We have identified recently that under certain circumstances this value is reset to blank. The command CPYLIB, CRTDUPOBJ, YCRTDUPOBJ (This is a Synon2E command), CPYF and CPY/COPY object commands all lose the Object Control Level value for Logical Files (LF) and Physical Files (PF-DTA). *PGM and *FILE associated to DSPF and PRTF are okay.

Use Case:

Changed several *FILE objects using our QLICOBJD API to set the object control level field.

Tried tests duplicating the files with the CRTDUPOBJ cmd and also with the CPYF cmd.

The original (from file) still retained the object control level information.
The new file created did NOT have the object control level information copied over.

Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    May 14, 2020

    IBM does not intend to provide a solution to this request at this time, so it is being closed. While it is a valid request, the database team has a long list of higher priority requirements, so this request is not likely to be implemented anytime soon.

  • Guest
    Mar 15, 2017

    Due to processing by IBM, this request was reassigned to have the following updated attributes:
    Brand - Servers and Systems Software
    Product family - Power Systems
    Product - IBM i
    Component - DB2 for i
    Operating system - IBM i
    Source - Client

    For recording keeping, the previous attributes were:
    Brand - Servers and Systems Software
    Product family - Power Systems
    Product - IBM i
    Component - Core OS
    Operating system - IBM i
    Source - Client