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Status Delivered
Workspace IBM i
Categories Languages - RPG
Created by Guest
Created on Sep 12, 2017

system name in program datastructure


when you Change the program datastructure (RFE 103671) would it be possible to add the System Name?

When you work with different systems you often need the system name.

Today you have to use a API to get the system name.

It would be really helpful in a lot of situations.

Use Case:

see description

Idea priority Low
  • Guest
    Apr 23, 2019

    WIth 7.2 PTF SI69697 and 7.3 PTF SI69573, the system name can be found in the PSDS in positions 396 - 403.

    For more information, see

  • Guest
    Apr 18, 2019

    .In general, most RPG enhancements are not made available for every supported release, or every target release. However, since this particular enhancement only affects the RPG runtime, if it were only available for the 7.3 runtime, it would work for programs compiled for TGTRLS(V7R2M0) when running on a 7.3 system, but not available when the programs actually run on a 7.2 system. Therefore, IBM will also provide a PTF for 7.2. However, since 7.1 is out of service, no PTF will be provided for 7.1.

  • Guest
    Apr 17, 2019

    It would make sense to have the PTF also be made for V7.2.

    this would allow us to have one code base for both versions

  • Guest
    Jan 3, 2019

    IBM agrees with the request and a solution appears to be desirable and feasible. IBM intends to provide a solution. However, IBM's plans may change and no commitment is made that a solution will be provided.

  • Guest
    Oct 19, 2018

    IBM will use this request as input to planning but no commitment is made or implied. This request will be updated in the future if IBM implements it. IBM will use votes and comments from others in the community to help prioritize this request.

  • Guest
    Sep 22, 2017

    IBM has received the requirement and is evaluating it. IBM will provide a response after evaluation is complete.