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Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Created by Guest
Created on Mar 29, 2017

Retrieve environment variables from another job

From one job to be able to retrieve environmentvariables from another job. A specified variable or a list of all variables and there values.


Use Case:

Environment variables holds important information about a job. You can retrieve almost everything else but this!


Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Jan 8, 2021

    WRKJOB/DSPJOB was enhanced in 7.3 to add OPTION(*ENVVAR) to allow you to display the environment variables for another job. It is unlikely that we would extend this support to an API, therefore I am declining the request at this time.

  • Guest
    Jan 6, 2021

    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 - Work Management and Messaging
    Operating system - IBM i
    Source - ISV (Independent Software Vendor)

    For recording keeping, the previous attributes were:
    Brand - Servers and Systems Software
    Product family - Power Systems
    Product - IBM i
    Component - Db2 for i
    Operating system - IBM i
    Source - ISV (Independent Software Vendor)

  • Guest
    Apr 15, 2019

    IBM has created the PTF SI60303 for IBM i 7.3.
    The parameter OPTION in command WRKJOB has the new value *ENVVAR to display the Environment Variables of a job.
    Or use the new entry "22. Display environment variables, if active" in the "Work with Job" menu.